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Viva Medias B's
05-10-2007, 09:37 PM
It was 60 years ago when a Cuban millionaire named José Manuel Alemán believed that building a stadium in Miami, Florida, would lure a Major League Baseball team to South Florida. Here is an article (http://www.miamiherald.com/416/story/102998.html) from The Miami Herald about that stadium and the documentary of it.

Norberto7
05-11-2007, 09:24 AM
Haha, that stadium was supposed to lure a major league team? It's totally out of scale for a big league park, even in the 1940's. And there would be no way to add a second deck on there without totally removing that rather hideous Latin-American style roof.

But hey, if it was stolen money, then why not.

Fenway
05-11-2007, 09:28 AM
I saw a spring training game there when the Oriole's used it.

It had the largest light towers I had ever seen.

http://www.digitalballparks.com/International/Miami.html

cubhater
05-12-2007, 09:01 AM
I saw a spring training game there when the Oriole's used it.

It had the largest light towers I had ever seen.

http://www.digitalballparks.com/International/Miami.html

Those pics bring back memories. I saw a few spring training games there as
a kid and a bunch of Florida State League games with the O's Class A affiliate.

The drive home after night games was scary until reaching the interstate. The stadium was situated in one of the worst Miami neighborhoods at the time. No wonder teams couldn't draw there.