Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ballpark Facts

When my dad and I go to see games out of town, we like to go to the locations of old major league ballparks. We’ve put together a list of all the ballparks used from 1901 until now, their location, and what’s left at the location of the old ballpark. My dad’s been to almost all of the old ballpark sites and put most of the facts in this list together. I added my personal experiences and opinions. My dad wrote a book called ‘IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets’. You can buy his book at (there’s also a link to it on the left side of this blog in my links section).

This information is based on our personal experiences. If you know of any changes to what we saw or of anything we missed, please leave a comment.

We used to get the locations of the old ballparks. The ‘Location’ information for each ballpark is copied from there. That’s a great site to get lots of information on all ballparks past, present, and future.

It’s really fun to go see where the old ballparks used to be, especially the ones that still have pieces of the old ballpark left, so I recommend this for anyone going to an out-of-town game.

Arlington, Texas

Arlington Stadium:
Home of: Texas Rangers 1972-93
Demolished: 1994
Location: Adjacent to Six Flags over Texas on the west side of the amusement park in the center of a parking lot bound by Stadium Drive E (E), E Randol Mill Road (S), Pennant Drive (W) and Copeland Road and I-30 (N).
Remnants: Site is now part of the parking lot for the Ballpark in Arlington. There’s nothing there marking where the old ballpark used to be. The Rangers should mark the old stadium’s basepaths or something like that.

The Ballpark in Arlington (also called Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Ameriquest Field)
Home of: Texas Rangers 1994-present

Anaheim, California

Angel Stadium (formerly Anaheim Stadium and Edison International Field)
Home of: California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels 1966-present

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
Home of: Atlanta Braves 1966-1996
Demolished 1997
Location: Left field (N by NE), Fulton Street and Interstate 20; third base (W by NW), Washington Street, Interstate 75/85, and Pulliam Street; first base (S by SW), Georgia Avenue; right field (E by SE), Capitol Avenue.
Remnants: The site of Fulton County Stadium is now a parking lot for Turner Field. Outlines of home plate, the base paths, the pitchers mound, the bases, and the outfield wall are all marked. There’s a sign commemorating the location of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run. This is a great example of what teams can do and the sort of thing the Rangers should do.

Turner Field
Home of: Atlanta Braves 1997-present

Baltimore, Maryland

Oriole Park
Home of: Baltimore Orioles (later New York Highlanders/Yankees) 1901-02
Location: The ballpark faced a few degrees west of due south. East 29th Street ran directly behind home plate and the grandstand on the north side of the field. York (Greenmount) Avenue ran from behind the grandstand beyond third base on the east side of the park. Barclay Street ran from behind the grandstand beyond first base on the west side of the park. The outfield was enclosed by Barclay Street in right field, York (Greenmount) Avenue in a small part of left field and by what was to become 28th Street in left and center fields.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this site but I don’t think there’s anything there.

Memorial Stadium
Home of: Baltimore Orioles 1954-91
Demolished 2001
Location: Center field (N), East 36th Street; third base (W), Ellerslie Avenue; home plate (S), 1000 East 33rd Street; section of 33rd Street near ballpark is known as Babe Ruth Plaza; first base (E), Ednor Road.
Remnants: We’re not aware of anything at the old site marking that the old ballpark was there, but we haven’t been back to the site since before they tore the ballpark down. Part of the words from the old Memorial Wall can be seen outside their new ballpark.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Home of: Baltimore Orioles 1992-present

Boston, Massachessetts

South End Grounds (also called Walpole Street Grounds, Union Baseball Grounds, Boston Baseball Grounds)
South End Grounds I: 1871-1887, demolished 1887
South End Grounds II: 1888-1894, burned down
South End Grounds III: 1894-1914, demolished
Home of: Boston Braves (also called Red Stockings, Red Caps, Doves, Rustlers, Beaneaters) 1871-1914
Location: Columbus and Walpole. Walpole ran behind home plate, Columbus along the 1st base side of the field. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad tracks ran along the 3rd base side of the field. Behind the outfield was a railroad roundhouse, and behind that was Gainsborough.
Remnants: The site is now occupied by the Ruggles Station on the Orange Line. There’s nothing there to indicate that there used to be a ballpark there.

Huntington Avenue Grounds
Home of: Boston Red Sox (also called Pilgrims, Americans, Puritans, Plymouth Rocks, Somersets) 1901-11
Location: Left field (NW), Huntington Avenue; third base (SW), Bryant (Rogers) Street, now Forsyth Street; first base (SE) New Gravelly Pt. and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad tracks; right field (NE), New Gravelly Pt.
Remnants: The site is now occupied by Northeastern University. There’s a plaque commemorating the location of where the left field foul line used to be on the outside of a building built on that location. It was put there in 1956. In 1993, a statue of Cy Young was placed where the pitchers mound used to be and a home plate plaque was placed where home plate used to be. The statue and home plate plaque are at a really nice location, being inside a little grassy area with park benches on the campus. This is one of the best former ballpark sites because of the statue and the plaques.

Fenway Park
Home of: Boston Red Sox 1912-present

Braves Field
Home of: Boston Braves (also called Bees) 1915-52
Location: About three miles west of downtown Boston and one mile west of Fenway Park. First base (S), Commonwealth Avenue; right field (E), Harry Agganis Way (Gaffney Street); left field (N), Boston and Albany Railroad tracks/Charles River; third base (W), Babcock Street.
Remnants: Boston University bought Braves Field, converted it to a football field and changed its name to Nickerson Field. The old right-field pavilion is still part of the stadium. The first base ticket office and the concrete outer wall in right and center field are still there. A plaque was placed on the site in 1988 (at the Gaffney Street entrance) that has information about the ballpark and the Braves.

Chicago, Illinois

West Side Grounds:
Home of: Chicago Cubs (aka Colts, Orphans) 1894-1915
Location: About two miles west of downtown Chicago. Left field (E), South Wood Street; third base (N), West Polk Street; first base (W), South Lincoln (Wolcott) Avenue; right field (S), West Taylor Street.
Remnants: There’s a hospital there now, with nothing to show that there used to be a ballpark there.

South Side Park II
Home of: Chicago White Sox 1901-10
Location: In the south side of Chicago. Left field (N), old cricket grounds and 37th Street; third base (W), South Princeton Avenue; first base (S), West 39th Street (West Pershing Road); right field (E), South Wentworth Avenue.
Remnants: The site is only a couple of blocks away from the new White Sox park. It’s basically an open field with some parking for White Sox games now. There’s nothing there to show that there used to be a ballpark.

Comiskey Park:
Home of: Chicago White Sox 1910-90
Demolished: 1991
Location: Left field (N), West 34th; third base (W), Portland Avenue, later called South Shield’s Avenue; first base (S), 324 West 35th Street; right field (E), South Wentworth Avenue, later Dan Ryan Expressway/I-94.
Remnants: Old Comiskey was right next to where New Comiskey was built. The site is now a parking lot. What’s left on the parking lot is a plaque commemorating the location of home plate and an outline of Old Comiskey’s base paths.

Wrigley Field (also called Weeghman Park, Cubs Park):
Home of: Chicago Cubs 1916-present

New Comiskey Park (also called US Cellular Field)
Home of: Chicago White Sox 1991-present

Cincinnati, Ohio

Palace of the Fans
Home of: Cincinnati Reds 1902-11
Location: Left field (N), York Street; third base (W), McLean Avenue; first base (S), Findlay Street; right field (E) and center field (NE), Western Avenue.
Remnants: Crosley Field was built on this site.

Crosley Field (also called Redland Field)
Home of: Cincinnati Reds 1912-70
Demolished 1972
Location: At the corner of Western Avenue and Findlay Street, less than a half mile north of Union Terminal (now the Cincinnati Museum). Left field (N), York Street; third base (W), Crosley Field Way and the C&O Railroad tracks; first base (S), Findlay Street; center field and right field (E), Western Avenue.
Remnants: After Crosley Field was demolished, Dalton Street was extended through the site of the former ballpark. There’s a business park there now. There’s a plaque near the corner of Findlay and Western (placed there in 1998) commemorating Crosley Field. There’s a baseball field in Blue Ash, Ohio (a town northeast of Cincinnati) with a replica of Crosley Field, including the scoreboard and outfield wall. The street address is 11540 Grooms Road. We went to the replica in Blue Ash and it was really cool. It has the same dimensions as Crosley Field. The scoreboard still has the scores and lineups from the last game at Crosley Field. The outfield slopes upwards on a hill as you get near the wall, just like in old Crosley Field. It’s a great place to run around and pretend you’re playing a game.

Riverfront Stadium (also called Cinergy Field)
Home of: Cincinnati Reds 1970-2002
Demolished 2002
Location: Left field (NE), Pete Rose Way, Broadway and Firstar Center (Riverfront Coliseum); third base (NW), Pete Rose Way on September 10, 1985; first base (SW), Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Ohio River; right field (SE), Mehring Way, railroad tracks, and the Ohio River.
Remnants: When we were last there (2005), they hadn’t done anything to mark the site. It’s right next door to the new ballpark.

Great American Ballpark
Home of: Cincinnati Reds 2003-present

Cleveland, Ohio

League Park (also called Dunn Field):
Home of: Cleveland Spiders 1891-99, Cleveland Indians (also called Blues, Bronchos, Naps) 1901-46
Demolished: 1951
Location: Intersection of East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue 3 miles east of City Hall. 1st base (W) E 66th St.; 3rd base (N) Linwood Ave.; left field (E) E 70th St.; right Field (S) Lexington Ave.
Remnants: The site of the ballpark is now mostly a big empty field but part of the wall is still standing and the two-story ticket office is still standing. It looks like the ticket office was turned into a recreation center at some point but it looks abandoned now, with lots of broken windows. The part of the wall that’s still standing is crumbling. An historical marker providing information about the ballpark is next to the old ticket office. It’s neat to see this park because parts of it are still there but it’s in a really bad neighborhood and you should only go there when it’s light out.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium (also called Lakefront Stadium and Cleveland Stadium)
Home of: Cleveland Indians 1932-93
Demolished: 11/96
Location: On the shore of Lake Erie between the lake and downtown Cleveland. 1st base (S) W. 3rd and Cleveland Memorial Shoreway; 3rd base (W) Erieside Ave., Lake Erie and W. 3rd; left field (N) Erieside Ave. and Lake Erie; right field (E) Cleveland Memorial Shoreway.
Remnants: The new Browns stadium is built on this site. There’s nothing there to show that the old ballpark used to be there.

Jacobs Field
Home of: Cleveland Indians 1994-present

Denver, Colorado

Mile High Stadium
Home of: Colorado Rockies 1993-94
Location: Main entrance is on Eliot Street. Left field (E), Clay St.; 3rd base (N), 20th Ave.; 1st base (W), Eliot Street; Right field (S), 17th Ave.
Remnants: The new Broncos stadium was built near old Mile High Stadium. The old Mile High Stadium site now has grass, trees, and parking lots.

Coors Field
Home of: Colorado Rockies 1995-present

Detroit, Michigan

Bennett Park:
Home of: Detroit Tigers 1901-11
Location: Left field (W), National (Cochrane) Avenue; third base (S), Michigan Avenue; first base (E), Trumbull Avenue; right field (N), Cherry Street, in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit.
Remnants: Tiger Stadium was built on this site in 1912.

Tiger Stadium (aka Navin Field, Briggs Stadium):
Home of: Detroit Tigers 1912-99
Location: 2121 Trumbull Avenue, in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit. Left field (NW), Cherry Street, later Kaline Drive, and Interstate 75; third base (SW), National Avenue, later Cochrane Avenue; first base (SE), Michigan Avenue; right field (NE), Trumbull Avenue.
Remnants: The ballpark is still standing but is crumbling and is not being used.

Comerica Park
Home of: Detroit Tigers 2000-present

Houston, Texas

Colt Stadium
Home of: Houston Colt .45’s (later Astros) 1962-64
Location: In what is now the north parking lot of the Astrodome. Left field (N), Old Spanish Trail; third base (W), Kirby Drive; first base (S), South Loop Freeway/Interstate 610; right field (E), Fannin Street.
Remnants: Dismantled in the 1970s and moved to Gomez Palacio in Mexico where it became home to a Mexican League baseball team. It was in what’s now the north parking lot of the Astrodome.

Home of: Houston Astros 1965-99
Location: 8400 Kirby Drive. Center field (E), Fannin Street; third base (N), Old Spanish Trail; home plate (W), Kirby Drive; first base (S), South Loop Freeway/Interstate 610.
Remnants: Still standing

Minute Maid Park (also called Enron Field)
Home of: Houston Astros 2000-present

Kansas City, Missouri

Municipal Stadium
Home of: Kansas City A’s 1955-67, Kansas City Royals 1969-72
Demolished 1976
Location: One and a half miles southeast of downtown Kansas City at the intersection of 22nd street and Brooklyn Avenue. Left field (N) 21st Street; third base (E) Euclid Avenue; first base (S), 22nd Street; right field (E), Brooklyn Avenue.
Remnants: The site is now a big open field. There’s a plaque at the corner of the lot providing a history of the stadium.

Kauffman Stadium (also called Royals Stadium)
Home of: Kansas City Royals 1973-present

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Coliseum:
Home of: LA Dodgers 1958-61
Location: Location: About 3 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the Univesity of Southern California campus. Bound by Menlo Avenue (W), West 39th Street and North Coliseum Drive (N), South Park Drive and S. Coliseum Drive (S), South Figueroa Street and I-110 (E).
Remnants: Still standing

Wrigley Field:
Home of: Los Angeles Angels 1961
Demolished: 1966
Location: In south-central Los Angeles at the intersection of 42nd Place and Avalon Boulevard. First base (S), 42nd Place; right field (E), Avalon Boulevard; left field (N), 41st Place; third base (W), San Pedro Street.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this one but, according to, there’s now a public park and recreation center, a community mental health center, and a senior citizens' center on the site.

Dodger Stadium (also called Chavez Ravine):
Home of: LA Dodgers 1962-present, LA Angels 1962-65

Miami, Florida

Dolphin Stadium (also called Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium)
Home of: Florida Marlins 1993-present

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lloyd Street Grounds
Home of: Milwaukee Brewers (later St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles) 1901
Location: About one mile northwest of downtown Milwaukee in the eastern part of a block bound by West North Street on the north, North 16th Street on the east, North 18th Street on the west and West Lloyd Street on the south. The field faced due north, so Lloyd Street ran directly behind home plate and the grandstand.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this one but I don’t think there’s anything to see there.

Milwaukee County Stadium
Home of: Milwaukee Braves 1953-65, Milwaukee Brewers 1970-2000
Demolished: 2001
Location: 201 South 46th Street. Left field (E), Menomonee River and South 44th Street, later US-41 Stadium Freeway; third base (N), Story Parkway and Interstate 94; first base (W), General Mitchell Boulevard; right field (S), West National Avenue and the National Soldiers Home.
Remnants: When we were last there (in 2001), there was nothing showing where the park used to be. But I’ve read that this is now a parking lot for the new Brewers’ park (it’s right next door to it) and there’s something in the parking lot showing where home plate used to be.

Miller Park
Home of: Milwaukee Brewers 2001-present

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Metropolitan Stadium
Home of: Minnesota Twins 1961-81
Demolished: 1985
Location: In Bloomington, a suburb fifteen miles south of downtown Minneapolis, near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 1st base (W) Cedar Avenue South; right field (E) East 83rd Street; Left field (S) 24th Avenue South; 3rd base (N) 83rd Street (renamed to Killebrew Drive).
Remnants: The Mall of America is on the site. A plaque at the location of home plate is located in Camp Snoopy in the mall. Also, a chair from the stadium is attached to a wall near Camp Snoopy at the approximate location of the longest home run ever hit at the ballpark (by Harmon Killebrew).

Home of: Minnesota Twins 1982-present

Montreal, Quebec

Jarry Park
Home of: Montreal Expos 1969-76
Location: About 7 kilometers (4.2 miles) from downtown Montreal. First base, Rue Faillon; right field, Boulevard St. Laurent and public swimming pool; left field, Rue Jarry; third base, Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this one but says that it’s currently a tennis stadium.

Olympic Stadium
Home of: Montreal Expos 1977-2004
Remnants: Still standing

New York, New York

Polo Grounds III:
Home of: New York Giants 1891-1911
Burned down
Location: Northern half of Coogan’s hollow between 157th and 159th streets.
Remnants: There’s nothing to see there and it’s not in a very good area of town.

Washington Park III
Home of: Brooklyn Superbas (later Dodgers) 1898-1912
Location: Left field (NW), 3rd Avenue; third base (SW), 3rd Street; first base (SE), 4th Avenue; right field (NW), 1st Street.
Remnants: Part of the clubhouse wall is still there. It’s now the 3rd Avenue wall to the Con Edison yard at 222 1st Street in Brooklyn. It’s neat to see and not too far away from a subway stop.

Hilltop Park:
Home of: New York Highlanders (later Yankees) 1903-12
Demolished: 1914
Location: In the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, on the west side of Broadway. Left field (N), 168th Street; 3rd base (W), Fort Washington Avenue; 1st base (S), 165th Street; right field (E), Broadway.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this one but says that Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center is now on the site.

Polo Grounds IV:
Home of: New York Giants 1911-57, New York Yankees 1913-22, New York Mets 1962-63
Demolished: 1964
Location: Center field (SE), Eighth Avenue, then IRT elevated tracks, Harlem River, and Harlem River Drive; third base (NE), West 159th Street and IRT Rail Yards; home plate (NW), Bridge Park, then Harlem River Speedway, Coogan’s Bluff, and Croton Aqueduct; first base (SW), West 157th Street trace; same site as Polo Grounds (III); in the northern half of Coogan’s Hollow, 115 feet below Coogan’s Bluff.
Remnants: The Polo Grounds Towers (four 30-story apartment buildings) are now where the field used to be. There’s a sign in front of the apartments saying that Willie Mays used to play there.

Ebbets Field:
Home of: Brooklyn Dodgers (also called Robins) 1913-57
Demolished: 1960
Location: 55 Sullivan Place, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn (about three miles south by southeast down Flatbush Avenue from the Manhattan Bridge). Left field (N), Montgomery Street; third base (W), Franklin Avenue, later Cedar Place, later McKeever Place; first base (S), Sullivan Place; right field (E), Bedford Avenue.
Remnants: Ebbets Field Apartments (a housing project) now occupies the site. A plaque of home plate is located on the former site of home plate. But this is a very bad part of town and it’s not very safe to go in there.

Yankee Stadium:
Home of: New York Yankees 1923-present, except 1974-75

Shea Stadium:
Home of: New York Mets 1964-present, New York Yankees 1974-75

Oakland, California

Oakland-Alameda Country Stadium (also called Network Associates Coliseum, UMAX Stadium)
Home of: Oakland A’s 1968-present

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Baker Bowl II (also called Huntington Street Baseball Grounds, National League Park, Philadelphia Park)
Home of: Philadelphia Phillies 1895-1938
Demolished: 1950
Location: Left field (N), West Lehigh Avenue; third base (W), North 15th Street; first base (S), West Huntingdon Street; right field (E), North Broad Street; Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tunnel beneath outfield.
Remnants: An historical marker, containing information about the Baker Bowl, is at the former location of the ballpark.

Columbia Park
Home of: Philadelphia A’s 1901-08
Location: In the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia on the 2900 block of Columbia Avenue. Left field (N by NE), Columbia Avenue; 3rd base (W by NW), 30th Street; 1st base (S by SW), Oxford Street; right field (E by SE), 29th Street.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this site but I don’t know of anything to see there.

Shibe Park (also called Connie Mack Stadium)
Home of: Philadelphia A’s 1909-54, Philadelphia Phillies 1938-70
Demolished: 1976
Location: Left field (N), West Somerset Street; third base (W), North 21st Street; first base (S), West Lehigh Avenue; right field (E), North 20th Street.
Remnants: It’s now the site of the Deliverance Evangelistic Church. An historical marker, containing information about Shibe Park, is at the former location of the ballpark.

Veterans Stadium
Home of: Philadelphia Phillies 1971-2003
Demolished: 2004
Location: Left field (N by NE), Packer Street and Interstate 76; third base (W by NW), Broad Street; first base (S by SW), Pattison Avenue, First Union Spectrum and Center; right field (E by SE), Tenth Street.
Remnants: When we were last there in 2004, it was being built into a parking lot for the new stadium (which is right next door). We were told that the parking lot was supposed to have markings for the former field.

Citizens Bank Park
Home of: Philadelphia Phillies 2004-present

Phoenix, Arizona

Bank One Ballpark
Home of: Arizona Diamondbacks 1998-present

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Exposition Park (III)
Home of: Pittsburgh Pirates 1891-1909
Location: On the north shore of the Allegheny River across from downtown Pittsburgh, close to the current location of Three Rivers Stadium. Left field (S), B & O R.R. tracks and the Allegheny River; 3rd base (E), School (Scotland) Street; 1st base (N), South Avenue; right field (W), Grant (Galveston) Street.
Remnants: A plaque along the riverfront marks the site of the ballpark and provides historical information. The locations of home plate, the bases and the pitcher’s rubber are painted into a parking lot in between PNC Park and Heinz Field. The markings are fading and you have to look carefully to find them.

Forbes Field
Home of: Pittsburgh Pirates 1909-70
Demolished 1971
Location: Two miles east of downtown Pittsburgh and just northwest of Schenley Park in the southern part of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Left field (NE), Schenley Drive (Bigelow Boulevard, Forbes Field Avenue, Pennant Place); third base (NW), Sennott Street (now gone), then Forbes Avenue; first base (SW) Boquet Street; right field (SE), none in the immediate vicinity, but Joncaire Street was the closest street in that direction.
Remnants: Posvar Hall is on the site of right field, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Forbes Quadrangle is on the site of the former infield. The center-field and right-center brick wall still stands, including the flagpole that was in play in the field. A red-brick line in the sidewalk traces the rest of the outfield wall. A plaque marks the spot of Bill Mazeroski’s home run from the 1960 World Series. If you go into the Forbes Quadrangle building, you can see home plate under glass in the floor. A plaque was placed near the wall providing historical information in 2006. This is my favorite former ballpark site because so much of it is left standing.

Three Rivers Stadium
Home of: Pittsburgh Pirates 1970-2000
Demolished 2001
Location: 600 Stadium Circle. Left field (E), Interstate 279 Fort Duquesne Bridge approach ramp; third base (N), Reedsdale Street; first base (W), Allegheny Avenue, Ohio River, and the original point where the Monongahela River joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River; right field (S), North Shore Avenue, Roberto Clemente Memorial Park, Allegheny River; Stadium Circle encircles the park.
Remnants: None that we could find the last time we were there (in 2007) except for a large pole that marked one of the old entrances. The site is between where the current Pirates and Steelers parks are.

PNC Park
Home of: Pittsburgh Pirates 2001-present

San Diego, California

Jack Murphy Stadium (also called Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego Stadium)
Home of: San Diego Padres 1969-2003
Location: Left field (N by NE), 9449 Friars Road; third base (W by NW), Stadium Way and a quarry; first base (S by SW), San Diego River, Camino del Rio North, and Interstate 8; right field (E by SE), Interstate 15.
Remnants: Still standing

Petco Park
Home of: San Diego Padres 2004-present

San Francisco, California

Seals Stadium
Home of: San Francisco Giants 1958-59
Location: At the corner of 16th & Bryant Streets. Right field (S), 16th Street; first base (W), Bryant; third base (N), Alameda Street; left field (E), Potrero Avenue.
Remnants: There’s a strip center with a Safeway store there now. There’s nothing to mark the fact that a ballpark used to be there.

Candlestick Park (also called 3Com Park)
Home of: San Francisco Giants 1960-99
Location: In the southeast corner of San Francisco at Candlestick point. Left field (NW), Giants Drive; third base (SW), Jamestown Avenue and Bay View Hill; first base (SE), Jamestown Avenue, Candlestick Point, and San Francisco; right field (NE), Hunters Point Expressway and San Francisco Bay.
Remnants: Still standing

Pacific Bell Park
Home of: San Francisco Giants 2000-present

Seattle, Washington

Sicks’ Stadium
Home of: Seattle Pilots (later Milwaukee Brewers) 1969
Demolished 1979
Location: 1st base (W), 2700 Rainier Avenue South; right field (S), South McClellan Street; left field (E), Empire Way South (now Martin Luther King Jr. Way South); 3rd base (N), Bayview Street.
Remnants: We haven’t been there but says that the Sicks' Stadium site is now home to an Eagle Hardware and Garden store. There’s a glass display case inside the store that shows some memorabilia from the Pilots.

Home of: Seattle Mariners 1977-99
Demolished 2000
Location: Left field (N), 201 South King Street; third base (W), 589 Occidental Avenue South; first base (S), South Royal Brougham Way; right field (E), Fourth Avenue South and Burlington Northern Railroad tracks.
Remnants: The new Seahawks stadium is on the site.

Safeco Field
Home of: Seattle Mariners 1999-present

St. Louis, Missouri

Robison Field
Home of: St. Louis Cardinals (also called Brown Stockings, Perfectos) 1893-1920
Location: Left field (SE), Prairie Avenue; third base (NE), Natural Bridge Avenue and Fairground Park; first base (NW), Vandeventer Avenue; right field (SW), Lexington Avenue.
Remnants: A high school is on the site of the ballpark. A plaque on the school grounds provides historical information about the ballpark. The plaque was placed there in June 2006.

Sportsman’s Park (also called Busch Stadium)
Home of: St. Louis Browns 1902-53, St. Louis Cardinals 1920-66
Demolished 1966
Remnants: The Herbert Hoover Boys’ Club now stands on the site of the stadium. A sign commemorating it as the site of the ballpark is painted on the building, along with historical information about the ballpark.

Busch Stadium
Home of: St. Louis Cardinals 1966-2005
Location: Left field (E), Broadway, Interstate 70, Gateway Arch, and Mississippi River; third base (N), Walnut Street; first base (W), Seventh Street and 300 Stadium Plaza; right field (S), Spruce Street; Stadium Plaza surrounds the park.
Remnants: When we were there in 2006, the site (which is right next door to the new stadium) was still a construction site.

Busch Stadium II
Home of: St. Louis Cardinals 2006-present

Tampa, Florida

Tropicana Field
Home of: Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998-present

Toronto, Ontario

Exhibition Stadium:
Home of: Toronto Blue Jays 1977-89
Demolished: 1999
Location: Near Lake Ontario about a mile west of downtown Toronto between Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Remnants: None that we know of. When my dad was last there, the stadium was still standing.

Sky Dome:
Home of: Toronto Blue Jays 1989-present

Washington DC

American League Park I:
Home of: Washington Senators 1901-1903
Location: At the corner of Florida Avenue NE and Trinidad Avenue NE. Left field (NE), what would become Neal Street NE; third base (NW), Trinidad; first base (SW), Florida Avenue NE; right field (SE), Bladensburg Road.
Remnants: We haven’t been to this site but aren’t aware of anything to see there.

National Park (also called American League Park II)
Home of: Washington Senators 1904-10
We couldn’t find location information on this ballpark.

Griffith Stadium (also called American League Park, League Park, National Park, Clark Griffith Park, Beyer’s Seventh Street Park):
Home of: Washington Senators 1911-61
Demolished: 1965
Location: Left field (E), Larch (later Fifth) Street NW; third base (N), Howard University, then Pomeroy (later W) Street NW; first base (W), J. Frank Kelley Lumber and Mill Works, then Georgia Avenue (also called Seventh Street) NW; right field (S), Spruce Street (later U) Street NW.
Remnants: There’s nothing currently there to mark the location of this ballpark. The Clark Griffith Memorial that used to be outside the stadium is now outside of RFK Stadium.

RFK Stadium (also called DC Stadium):
Home of: Washington Senators 1962-71, Washington Nationals 2005-2007
Location: Corner of Independence Avenue and 22nd Street in Southeast Washington D.C.
Remnants: Still standing.

Results of last week’s poll:
Out of my top player the Rangers should consider at each position, who do you think the Rangers should pursue?
Torii Hunter – 75%
Ron Mahay – 13%
Kyle Lohse – 8%
Sean Casey – 4%
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Come back next week for the first part of an analysis of all the trades Tom Grieve made as Rangers GM.

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