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  • Navin/Briggs/Tiger Stadium
    Home of the Detroit Tigers, April 20, 1912 - September 27, 1999; 87 years
    Home of the Detroit Lions (football), 1938 - 1974
    Original site was Bennett Park, 1896 - 1911.
    Rebuilt as a modern steel/concrete stadium, Navin Field, 1912-37, Briggs Stadium, 1938-60, Tiger Stadium, 1961-1999.
    Original 1912 seating capacity: 23,000
    Maximum 1938 seating capacity: 58,000
    Photo taken between 1948-1999
    Night Lights installed: 1948
    In 2008, a portion of the stadium was demolished. Efforts continue to save the remaining portion of the structure, stretching approximately from dugout to dugout.
    Wikipedia: Navin Field

    July 8, 1941, All-Star Game, 54,674 fans on hand.



    1968


    Comerica Park:

    Home of the Detroit Tigers, April 11, 2000 - present; 8 years
    Opening Day: April 2, 2007.
    Wikipedia: Comerica Park
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:54 AM.

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    • Sportsman's Park; renamed Busch Stadium in 1953.
      Home of the St. Louis Browns, April 14, 1909 - September 27, 1953; 57 years
      Home of the St. Louis Cardinals, July 1, 1920 - May 8, 1966.
      Referred to as Busch Stadium, 1953-66.
      Original 1920 seating capacity: 8,000;
      Maximum 1946 seating capacity: 34,500
      Photo taken between October 7, 1946, World Series
      Night Lights installed: 1940
      Demolished: 1966
      Wikipedia: Sportsman's Park
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      October 7, 1946-St. Louis, MO: Although not employing the famed Cleveland shift,
      the entire Cardinal defense with the exception of the shortstop and left fielder veered
      sharply towards the right when Ted Williams, Red Sox slugger, came to bat for the first
      time in the World Series opener at Sportsman's park. Howie Pollet, Cardinal southpaw,
      is shown here preparing to toss one up to Williams. The Red Sox won in the 10th inning, 3-2,
      on Rudy York's homer.


      St. Louis Stadium, 1964, World Series


      ----------------------------Start of the 1926 World Series

      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-05-2009, 04:24 PM.

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      • Shibe Park:
        Home of the Philadelphia Athletics, April 12, 1909 - September 19, 1954; 61 years
        Home of the Philadelphia Phillies, July 4, 1938 - October 1, 1970; 32 years. (Named changed to Connie Mack Stadium, 1953-1970.)
        Original 1909 seating capacity: 20,000
        Final 1970 seating capacity: 33,608
        Photo taken between 1939-1954
        Night Lights installed 1939
        Demolished: 1975
        Wikipedia: Shibe Park
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:57 AM.

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        • Griffith Stadium:
          Home of the Washington Senators, April 12, 1911 - October 2, 1960; 49 years
          Original 1911 seating capacity: 27,400
          Maximum 1952 seating capacity: 35,000
          Photo taken between 1941-1960
          Night Lights installed 1941
          Demolished: January 26 to August 14, 1965
          Wikipedia: Griffith Stadium


          ---------July 1, 1937


          ----------------1941-60
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:58 AM.

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          • Baker Bowl:
            Home of Philadelphia Phillies, April 14, 1904 - June 20, 1938; 34 years
            First opened in 1887, held 12,500, known as Phil. Base Ball Grounds,
            or Huntington Street Grounds. Burned down, August, 1894,
            re-built as modern steel/concrete stadium, 1895.
            Rebuilt 1895 seating capacity: 18,000
            Final 1938 seating capacity: 20,000
            Night Lights installed: Never
            Demolished: 1950
            Wikipedia: Baker Bowl


            Veterans Stadium:
            Home of the Philadelphia Phillies, April 10, 1971 - September 28, 2003; 33 years
            Original seating capacity: 62,382
            Demolished: March 21, 2004
            Wikipedia: Veterans Stadium


            Citizens Bank Park (CBP)
            Home of the Philadelphia Phillies, April 12, 2004 - present.
            Original seating capacity: 43,647
            Wikipedia: Citizens Bank Park (CBP)[/B]
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:59 AM.

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            • League Park:
              Home of the Cleveland Indians, April 21, 1910 - September 21, 1946; 45 years
              Original 1891 seating capacity: 9,000
              Renovated 1910 seating capacity: 21,000
              Final 1946 seating capacity: 22,500
              Night Lights installed: Never
              Demolished: 1951
              Wikipedia: League Park


              Cleveland Stadium:
              Home of the Cleveland Indians, July 31, 1932 - October 3, 1993; 61 years
              Original 1932 seating capacity: 78,000
              Final 1993 seating capacity: 74,483
              Night Lights installed: 1939
              Demolished: 1996
              Wikipedia: Cleveland Stadium------------------July 8, 1954, All-Star game


              Jacobs Field:
              Home of the Cleveland Indians, April 4, 1994 - present.
              Original 1994 seating capacity: 43,368
              Wikipedia: Jacobs Field
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:06 AM.

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              • Braves Field:
                Home of the Boston Braves, August 18, 1915 - September 21, 1952; 37 years
                Original 1912 seating capacity: 40,000
                Peak 1928 seating capacity: 46,000
                Final 1952 seating capacity: 44,500
                Photo taken pre-1946
                Night Lights installed 1946
                Wikipedia: Braves Field


                Milwaukee County Stadium:
                Home of the Milwaukee Braves, April 14, 1953 - September 22, 1965; 12 years
                Milwaukee Brewers - April 7, 1970 - 1997; 27 years.
                Original 1953 seating capacity: 35,911
                Seating expanded in 1954 to 43,000.
                Maximum Braves' 1959 seating capaciy: 48,642
                Seating expanded in 1973 to 54,000.
                Final seating capacity: 2000: 53,192
                Maximum seating capacity: 56,562 (1982)
                Demolished: 2001
                Wikimedia: Milwaukee County Stadium

                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:07 AM.

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                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:09 AM.

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                  • Memorial Stadium:
                    Home of the Baltimore Orioles, April 15, 1954 - September 30, 1991; 37 years
                    Original 1954 seating capacity: 47,855
                    Final 1991 seating capacity: 53,371
                    Demolished: 2001
                    Wikipedia: Memorial Stadium


                    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Oriole Park at Camden Yards:
                    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Home of the Baltimore Orioles, April 6, 1992 - present; 15 years
                    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Original seating capacity: 48,262
                    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Wikipedia: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

                    October 4, 1966
                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:09 AM.

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                    • Dodger Stadium: AKA 'Chavez Ravine'
                      Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 10, 1962 - present; 47 years
                      Home of California Angels: April 17, 1962 - September 22, 1965
                      Original 1962 seating capacity: 56,000
                      Photo taken between 1962-present.
                      Night Lights installed: 1962
                      Demolished: Still standing
                      Wikipedia: Dodger Stadium

                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:11 AM.

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                      • Exposition Park:
                        Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, April 22, 1891 - June 29, 1909; 27 years
                        Home of the Pittsburgh Rebels, April 14, 1914 - October 2, 1915 (Federal League),
                        1914 Seating Capacity: 16,000
                        Both Foul lines: 400; CF fence: 450
                        Demolished: ?, sometime after 1915
                        Wikipedia: Exposition Park[/B]


                        August 23, 1904


                        New York vs. Pittsburgh - Saturday, August 5, 1905, Exposition Park, Pittsburgh.

                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-28-2010, 01:14 PM.

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                        • West Side Grounds:
                          Home of the Chicago Cubs, May 4, 1894 - October 3, 1915; 21 years
                          Original 1893 seating capacity: 16,000
                          LF: 340; CF: 560; RF: 316
                          Demolished: 1920
                          Wikipedia: West Side Park


                          ---1907 World Series: Tigers/Cubs, Game 2, Cubs won, 3-1.


                          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1912 City Series: Cubs/White Sox

                          --------------------------------------------1907


                          ---------------------------------------------------August 30, 1908, vs. Giants.


                          1907 World Series, Game 2, Detroit/Chicago (October 9, West Side Grounds, Chicago)

                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-04-2010, 08:50 PM.

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                          • Bennett Park:
                            Home of the Detroit Tigers, April 28, 1896 - September 10, 1911; 15 years
                            Rebuilt as a modern steel/concrete stadium, Navin Field, 1912-37,
                            Briggs Stadium, 1938-60, Tiger Stadium, 1961-1999.
                            Original 1896 seating capacity: 5,000
                            Final 1911 seating capacity: 14,000
                            Demolished: 1911-12
                            Wikipedia: Bennett Park

                            October 12, 1907, World's Championship Series, Chicago/Detroit, Bennett Park, Detroit.


                            October 11, 1909 Game 3 World Series, Bennett Park, Detroit

                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:16 AM.

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                            • Hilltop Park:
                              Home of the New York Highlanders, April 30, 1903 - October 5, 1912; 10 years
                              Wikipedia: Hilltop Park

                              ----------------------1910



                              Huntington Avenue Grounds;

                              Home of the Boston Red Sox, May 8, 1901 - October 7, 1911; 11 years
                              Original seating capacity: 9,000
                              Highest seating capacity: 17,000 (1905)
                              Photo taken around 1911:
                              Wikipedia
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 11-10-2009, 01:27 PM.

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                              • Edison Field AKA Anaheim Stadium:
                                Home of the California Angels, April 19, 1966 - present; 41 years
                                Original 1966 seating capacity: 43,500
                                1981 Peak: 67,335
                                Current seating capacity: 45,054
                                Wikipedia: Edison Field

                                May 15, 1966


                                Photo taken: October 19, 2002, prior to Game 1 of the World Series.


                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 09:17 AM.

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