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  • Diagram-Kansas City Municipal Stadium

    From the same Dope Book I got the Connie Mack Stadium one from.
    Are KC A's threads OK in here?
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    Originally posted by Tim Brent
    From the same Dope Book I got the Connie Mack Stadium one from.
    Are KC A's threads OK in here?
    Yes. there are several postings about the Kansas City A's.
    Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
    www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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    • #3
      Municpal Stadium Kansas City

      Originally posted by Tim Brent
      From the same Dope Book I got the Connie Mack Stadium one from.
      Are KC A's threads OK in here?
      hello it is great to see some talk about the old stadium in kansas city you dont hear to much about the place TAKE CARE EVERYONE DONALD DETROIT MI
      LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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      • #4
        KC Atheletics and the Chiefs @ Municipal Stadium

        I grew up in KC. And was lucky enough to attend numerous games (and the Beatles) at the stadium. My dad delivered the pitchers to and from the bull pen to the mound in a golf cart. AH those WERE the days.

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        • #5
          What a great stadium it was!! The amazing thing to me is how big it was from the LF line to RC and yet it historically played as a moderate hitters park.
          Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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          • #6
            when i was child going there with my parents...i always thought several cars in sams parking lot beyond the left field fence would receive broken windows that day...!!!

            of course little did i know that a home run had to be quite a poke over the wall across the "alley way" and then the windshields...!!!:cap:

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            • #7
              That diagram looks pretty nice. KC Municipal Stadium has to be one of the most underrated old-time ballparks of all-time. It had it's own interesting charm.
              My Top 4 funniest BBF posts ever:

              1) "plZ dOn;t' pOsT LikE tHIs n e mOr!"

              2) "The teams play 1962 games in 180 days."

              3) "Stadiums don't move silly, people do."

              4) "Once again you quibble, because it is I who speaks."

              5) Almost anything RuthMayBond says...

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              • #8
                In the mid 70's, fresh out of school, I was on my entry level finance job as an external auditor. I would travel to other cities and mindlessly fill out audit forms with info from borrower's books. We went to KC a lot because the regional office there did a lot of business. One job, I show up and as typical, they gave you an office and the general ledger to start. The office had a window and when I raised the shades, I saw that I was across the street from Municipal Stadium in the throes of demolition. IIRC, it was the LF side. Needless to say, I really had to scramble to finish the job.

                I loved KCMO back then. Beautiful Royals stadium, real BBQ, great steaks, Stephenson's Apple Farm Rest, fusion music in the clubs and absolutely wonderful people.

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                • #9
                  Wow!

                  Being 50 years old now and remembering the start of the Royals. Growing up in Omaha,the home of the Royals' top farm club, the '70's were something else! Kauffman Stadium had just opened; Crown Center; I-29 was just about finished between Omaha and K.C. You still had to go in this hilly stretch of U.S. 59 in southwest Iowa/NW Missouri. Making that trip with wonderful parents; Roadside America in the Midlands with Denny Matthews,Bud Blattner and,eventually Fred White providing the soundtrack. And there were still the memories of Municipal Stadium and the the A's with the white shoes and cool emblem on the caps.
                  The braintrust wore white caps. Sad that many fans in Omaha "superstationed" into the Cubs orbit now scoff at the Royals. Natural regions are warped.

                  Terry L.

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                  • #10
                    I'm going to be in KC for the Rays/Royals game on Sunday and I plan on stopping by the Municipal Stadium location. Could anyone tell me which direction the field faced? I'd like to get an idea of where everything was. Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      How were the tickets in the famous Pennant Porch (or whatever it was called) sold or distributed? Could any fan buy tickets there (if available)?

                      Also - while verifying that the area was called the "Pennant Porch," I found this interesting tidbit on Wikipedia:
                      According to legend, on a road trip that the A's made to New York, a Yankee hitter lofted a long fly ball to left field which, in the cavernous left field of Yankee Stadium, became a routine out. Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard is alleged to have then said over the microphone, "In Kansas City, that would have been a home run", itself a response to Finley's dictum for the PA announcer at Municipal Stadium to say "That would have been a home run at Yankee Stadium" for any ball that hit a chalk line Finley painted 296 feet away from home plate in K.C.

                      I knew about the Kansas City PA announcer making the announcement - according to one of the ballpark books (I don't remember which one, sorry), this practice stopped after one game where a number of the visiting team's hits in that area dutifully received that announcement. But Bob Sheppard's verbal "retailation" is news to me. Does anyone know if that really happened?
                      X
                      What's THAT guy doing?
                      - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Railsplitter View Post
                        I'm going to be in KC for the Rays/Royals game on Sunday and I plan on stopping by the Municipal Stadium location. Could anyone tell me which direction the field faced? I'd like to get an idea of where everything was. Thanks!
                        the field faced north-northeast...

                        in that photo above i posted...homeplate is in the southwest corner...

                        22nd street ran from home-first base line...

                        right field corner to center field was brooklyn street...

                        left field to centerfield was the "thruway" or "alleyway" with sam's parking lot beyond...

                        homeplate down the third base line was the academy...

                        a plaque presently sits at the corner of 22nd and brooklyn what would be the right field ticket window and entrance...

                        go to this thread within here at the ballpark thread to see some fantastic photos railsplitter...

                        http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=80905

                        tcb~
                        Last edited by ghostofelvis; 07-17-2009, 08:05 PM.

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