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Fenway
06-25-2005, 09:09 PM
This picture MIGHT explain why Yankee Stadium has so much foul territory behind the plate. Look at Hilltop Field



http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/pan/6a28000/6a28800/6a28833r.jpg

my favorite old ballpark photo is this one from 1903 ( Game 1 of the World Series ) Fans in Boston brought standing room to a new level
http://www.dac.neu.edu/centhome/centpath/series2.gif
fans being allowed on the field was allowed as late as 1935
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10493.jpghttp://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10497.jpg

NonetheLoaiza
06-25-2005, 10:11 PM
Those are some sweet pictures. I always like seeing pictures of old ballplayers and the ballparks they played in.

I do have to ask what is up with people being on the field...This may be dumb, but did they actually play with them on the field??:?:

buehrle4cy05
06-25-2005, 10:42 PM
Fenway, that last picture of Fenway park is the way that Boston should expand their capacity. Screw the bullpens!

batmanZoSo
06-25-2005, 11:19 PM
And look how messed up the field is. The right field line is clearly curved. :tongue:

Hokiesox
06-25-2005, 11:52 PM
NTL,

Yes, they did play with fans on the field for the 1935 world series. They accidentally sold too many tickets, so the home team allowed them to stand in the outfield. When the ground rules were discussed for the game, the managers decided any ball going into the fans on the field was a triple. This is the only time a ground-rule triple has ever existed in baseball.

darklord23
06-26-2005, 12:28 AM
Sweet pics. I cant believe people were allowed to sit on the field, nowadays if you even set one foot on the field you get thrown out.

bigfoot
06-26-2005, 10:54 AM
And look how messed up the field is. The right field line is clearly curved. :tongue:

Pic taken with a "fish-eye" lens. Makes linear objects near the camera "bend" with optical distortion.

But still an interesting look into how the game was played "back when".

The Urinal always looked better when the Big Bears were playing there!

Southsider101
06-26-2005, 01:03 PM
http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=1960+World+series/v=2/SID=w/TID=I999_73/l=IVS/SIG=124800gjf/EXP=1119890924/*-http%3A//www.globalgallery.com/images/IMA-S608.jpg
This is one of the more famous photos from the 1960 World Series. What a view of Forbes Field. I believe these people are on the rooftop of a nearby University of Pittsburgh building. If you're ever in Pittsburgh its worth it to visit the Pitt campus where part of Forbes Field's outfield wall still stands. Every year Pirate fans gather to celebrate Maz's Game 7 HR which beat the Yankees.
:bandance:

Fenway
06-26-2005, 04:39 PM
http://www.globalgallery.com/images/IMA-S608.jpg
now that is standing room :smile:

Fenway
06-26-2005, 04:51 PM
Crowd on field at Huntington Avenue Grounds during Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers game 1910

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10110.jpg

I always liked this picture...(notice the big crowd :smile: )
"Lights at Fenway Park on at 4:30 because of smoke from forest fires in Canada" September 27, 1950
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10784.jpg

Fenway Park Home of the Boston Patriots 1964
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10786.jpg
Bleacher fans at Fenway Park show their displeasure with the Ken Harrelson trade April 20, 1969
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10037.jpg

Fenway
06-26-2005, 04:59 PM
There is a myth that Fenway Park was built in 1912. The reality is the park BURNT DOWN in 1934 and was rebuilt in time for Opening Day same year

http://www.cityofboston.gov/bfd/journal/fenway_fire.htm


Construction of left field wall at Fenway Park

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11061.jpg
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11059.jpg
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11060.jpg

Fenway
06-26-2005, 05:08 PM
The Boston Braves had the first electric scoreboard in the majors and it was shipped to Kansas City in 1955 when the A's moved.
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11399.jpg


"Chicago in town to face Red Sox at Fenway"
August 1955
Teammates gather around injured White Sox player, while Boston fans in the center field bleachers look on
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10452.jpg

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10120.jpg
Yankees vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park
July 4, 1942
Color photograph taken from right field stands toward the left field wall. Yankees first baseman covering first while Red Sox runner moves to second. Left field wall is covered with advertisements for Calvert Whiskey and Gem Blades.

StepsInSC
06-26-2005, 05:13 PM
http://www.globalgallery.com/images/IMA-S608.jpg
now that is standing room :smile:

Got that picture in poster size in my living room :smile:

Old Forbes Field (now where the Pitt law school is). The pic is atop the 'Cathedral of Learning' during the 1960(?) Yanks-Bucs World Series.

Great pics, fen!

Foulke You
06-26-2005, 08:29 PM
I've always been fond of this picture of Old Comiskey Park during the 1917 World Series with Sox fans watching from the 7th Regimental Armory roof on Oct. 7, 1917. Talk about the cheap seats.:cool:

mccoydp
06-26-2005, 09:08 PM
I love the old pictures! Keep them coming, especially if you have any of Old Comiskey!

soxjim
06-26-2005, 10:17 PM
Enjoyed the old time pictures. Thankyou.

jake27
06-26-2005, 10:50 PM
i love old time pictures in colour

MisterB
06-27-2005, 12:39 AM
Panorama of the construction of Comiskey Park, 1910. From the photo archive of the Chicago Herald. Pieced together by me.

doublem23
06-27-2005, 03:45 AM
I've always been fond of this picture of Old Comiskey Park during the 1917 World Series with Sox fans watching from the 7th Regimental Armory roof on Oct. 7, 1917. Talk about the cheap seats.:cool:

:comiskey
A fence and a black screen! I wish I would have thought of that!

The Racehorse
06-27-2005, 08:09 AM
Crowd on field at Huntington Avenue Grounds during Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers game 1910

http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10110.jpg

I always liked this picture...(notice the big crowd :smile: )

^^^I wonder how many fans got hit upside the dome from foul balls laced into the "stands"? :?:


http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st10037.jpg

:hawk
"aahhhh, thanks for the memories, fenway.
Red Sox fans are great. I had some great times playing in Boston...
then all of the sudden, I Gawn!"

Stroker Ace
06-27-2005, 01:12 PM
I'm lovin all of these old time pics. Keep em' coming.

Fenway
06-27-2005, 02:22 PM
Comiskey post card ( date unknown)
http://www.lindsaycollectibles.com/images/1comiskeypark.jpg
White Sox Opening Day 1926 vs Browns
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0658/s065862.jpg
Baseball managers Kid Gleason (right), White Sox and Jennings, Tigers, standing on the field at Comiskey Park. 1920
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0620/s062072.jpg
American League's Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns standing together on the field with a floral wreath and several packages at South Side Park- 1910
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0087/s008769.jpg
White Sox baseball player Ed Hahn, holding a bat, beginning to run to first base from home, 1907 ( South Side Park )
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0057/s005706.jpg

Fenway
06-27-2005, 02:32 PM
Chicago Police standing in front of a crowd in foul territory on the field at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, during a baseball game between the American League's Chicago White Sox and the National League's Chicago Cubs, Comiskey Park- 1911
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0573/s057376.jpg
1917 World Series Watch ( given in those days instead of a ring )
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0613/s061301.jpg
Opening Day 1916
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0606/s060615.jpg

Fenway
06-27-2005, 02:36 PM
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The Racehorse
06-27-2005, 03:57 PM
WOW $ 2.50

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:peace: :sunshine: :smokin:

:worship: fenway

EastCoastSoxFan
06-27-2005, 03:58 PM
If anyone is also interested in old baseball books, my favorite is "The Glory Of Their Times" by Lawrence Ritter. It is a collection of interviews with turn-of-the-century era players that was published in the early 1960's. Fascinating stuff...