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Fenway
11-04-2010, 02:13 PM
In the older parks - scoreboards were a major part of the character of the stadium

Comiskey Park

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/phil62/baseball%20site/59series.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/phil62/baseball%20site/Williams57Comiskey2.jpg


Yankee Stadium - 1956

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/_photos/2007-02-14-larsen-med.jpg

The same board would wind up at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia

http://www.falstaffbrewing.com/shibe_park1.jpg

County Stadium - Milwaukee
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/79227642_fb5acac505.jpg

Municipal Stadium - Cleveland
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/telemudd/CMSScoreboard1.jpg


Parc Jarry - Montreal
http://www.thedeadballera.com/Stadiums/StadiumsJarryPark_photo2.jpg

Memorial Stadium - Baltimore
http://www.kilduffs.net/Sports_78_Baltimore_ScoreBoard.jpg

Sportsman's Park - St Louis
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/24930417c7063912_landing

Griffith Stadium - Washington
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/f7f5e52bcdd9374c_landing

tebman
11-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the shots, Fenway! I've always been a sucker for scoreboards.

It's interesting that the boards in Chicago, Baltimore, and Cleveland obviously were built by the same manufacturer. Any idea what company that was?

Veeck's monster in 1960 was built around that original board. It really was a clever design and relatively economical since they didn't need to start from scratch.

ewokpelts
11-04-2010, 02:51 PM
modern boards are just as much a big deal today as it was then. at least judging by all teh belly aching about the cell's boards

JoeyCora28
11-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Orioles with the big 9th inning for a walkoff win!

Yankees bullpen implosion...

kba
11-04-2010, 04:21 PM
Cleveland Municipal Stadium's board in the 60's and early 70's was the same model as the Comiskey Park board, except Cleveland's had a "Fan o Gram" instead of a "Sox o Gram," and - of course - it didn't explode.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/data/4/medium/CMSScoreboard1.jpg



It's interesting that the boards in Chicago, Baltimore, and Cleveland obviously were built by the same manufacturer. Any idea what company that was?


The 2nd generation exploding scoreboard at Comiskey was made by White Way (http://www.whiteway.com/history2.html). I can't find any information on who built the first one.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2199

LITTLE NELL
11-04-2010, 04:33 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/phil62/baseball%20site/Williams57Comiskey2.jpg

Someone posted this picture a couple months ago, what a great picture.

I'm sure Billy the Kid struck out Teddy Ballgame.

bridgeportcopper
11-04-2010, 06:09 PM
And one thing is the same with all of 'em.....on the out of town board, the Cubs are losing every time. ;-p

nccwsfan
11-04-2010, 07:26 PM
These are great photos- thanks for posting them! While the scoreboards today are incredible in it's size, HD quality, and information, it's fun to remember how majestic these boards were to us when we were young. I still remember being in awe of the 1982-1990 board from the early Reinsdorf/Einhorn years.

Fenway
11-04-2010, 07:41 PM
At Fenway when scoreboard watching there would be a Hugh when a team's score would be pulled down and you waited for the next number.

When Shea Stadium opened it was a big deal because the board showed what team was batting.

Fenway
11-04-2010, 07:53 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/phil62/baseball%20site/Williams57Comiskey2.jpg

Someone posted this picture a couple months ago, what a great picture.

I'm sure Billy the Kid struck out Teddy ballgame.

Ted led off the 6th and did strike out
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1957/B08230CHA1957.htm

SI1020
11-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Fenway I was going to try to figure out what game that was but apparently you knew it all along. #17 for Billy on the way to back to back 20 game winning seasons. 1957 was the year I became a very young White Sox fan. These are all great photos.

Fenway
11-04-2010, 10:25 PM
Fenway I was going to try to figure out what game that was but apparently you knew it all along. #17 for Billy on the way to back to back 20 game winning seasons. 1957 was the year I became a very young White Sox fan. These are all great photos.

I actually looked it today up to prove LN wrong about Ted striking out LOL - but Billy did get him

DumpJerry
11-04-2010, 10:32 PM
The Sportsman Park one reminds me of The Urinal's.

slavko
11-05-2010, 12:13 AM
The Sportsman Park one reminds me of The Urinal's.

Had to be the same builder, I was thinking. Notice the Don Larsen perfecto in progress earlier on?

LITTLE NELL
11-05-2010, 07:43 AM
I actually looked it today up to prove LN wrong about Ted striking out LOL - but Billy did get him

Willard Nixon was pitching for Boston

Fenway, Frank Sullivan was pitching for your guys and was relieved by George Susce in the 8th.

PS. I knew Billy struck Williams out because I looked it up on retrosheet 2 months ago when somebody posted that same picture.

Fenway
11-05-2010, 12:53 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/1465430123_dbe5377e18.jpg

amazing they kept the flag up when tearing Tiger Stadium down

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Tiger_stadium_demolition.jpg


http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/8049974.jpg

Old bleacher scoreboard at Fenway in 1967

http://savefenwaypark.com/gallery/pic2B.jpg

Fenway
11-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Old Braves Field scoreboard moved to Kansas City

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4917729959_aef1f1f430_b.jpg

Shea Stadium 1964

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/8-1964/lrg_mets_Scoreboard.jpg

Metropolitan Stadium - Bloomington, MN

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4425936363_7163ce1c9d_z.jpg

Railsplitter
11-06-2010, 11:15 AM
County Stadium looks to be a World Series, either 1957 or 1958. (issay this due to the lack of out of town scores)

That Yankee Stadium shot is definately from Don Larsen's perfect game.

Fenway
11-06-2010, 11:20 AM
The LA Coliseum in 1958 didn't have much of a scoreboard

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1958/0324_large.jpg

roylestillman
11-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Fenway,

I saw a report from Detroit on the death of Sparky Anderson. They were at the site of the old Tiger Stadium and one of the only things left is the flagpole in what was once center field, with the flag still flying.