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  • Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines
    Home of the Chicago Cubs, April 20, 1916 - present; 91 years
    Original 1916 seating capacity: 18,000
    Peak 1928 seating capacity: 40,000
    Current seating capacity: 39,086
    Night Lights installed 1988
    Wikipedia: Wrigley Field



    October 9, 1929, World Series with the Phil. A's.---------------------------------------------------April 26, 2006


    ----------------------------------------September 29, 1938.
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-28-2010, 07:16 AM.

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    • Crosley Field:
      Home of Cincinnati Reds, April 11, 1912 - June 24, 1970; 58 years
      Known as Redland Field, 1912-33.
      Original 1912 seating capacity: 20,000
      Maximum 1938 seating capacity: 33,000
      Final 1970 seating capacity: 29,488
      Photo taken between 1950-1970
      Night Lights installed: 1935
      Demolished: 1972
      Wikipedia: Crosley Field


      ----------October, 1940 World Series
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:51 AM.

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      • Ebbets Field: Field of Dreams
        Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, April 9, 1913 - September 24, 1957; 44 years
        Original 1913 seating capacity: 18,000
        Final 1957 seating capacity: 32,000
        Photo taken September 30, 1955
        Night Lights installed: 1938
        Demolished: February, 1960
        Wikipedia: Ebbets Field

        September 30, 1955, 3rd g of Dodger/Yankee WS. Yankee pitcher Tom Morgan has just walked
        Pee Wee Reese with the bases loaded. Sandy Amoros is scoring and Duke Snider is coming to bat.


        ----------------1938-57
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 04-24-2009, 08:53 AM.

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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.
                              "By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)

                              ROY / ERA+ Title / Cy Young / WS MVP / HR Title / Gold Glove / Comeback POY / BA Title / MVP / All Star / HOF

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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.
                                "By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)

                                ROY / ERA+ Title / Cy Young / WS MVP / HR Title / Gold Glove / Comeback POY / BA Title / MVP / All Star / HOF

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