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Fenway
08-13-2007, 02:41 PM
If you were watching tennis from Montreal yesterday the matches were being played at Parc Jarry the former home of Nos Amours :whiner:

http://www.stadeuniprix.com/tennis_canada/Contents/Uniprix%20Stadium/Test_Page/Pictures/AerielView.jpg

The Uniprix Stadium, which hosts numerous sporting and special events, is a great entertainment venue located in Montrealís Jarry Park. Formerly known as Jarry Park Stadium, Uniprix Stadium was previously dedicated to baseball. In 1960, it welcomed the Montreal junior baseball league and in 1969 became home to the Montreal Expos

http://www.stadeuniprix.com/tennis_canada/Pub/DisplayPage.aspx?PageID=1834&Language=English


http://www.ballparkwatch.com/images/jarry_parc_2.jpg

jortafan
08-13-2007, 03:07 PM
Thank you for running that photograph.

I'd always wondered just how much of the old baseball configuration remained standing, now that the facility is being used for tennis.

I wonder how many people realize that the swimming pool off to the side used to be just outside the right field fence. And everybody thought Arizona was so original.

Railsplitter
08-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Nice to know that pool is still there.

Braves Field still lives as part of Boston U's Nickerson Stadium.

TDog
08-13-2007, 06:42 PM
Nice to know that pool is still there.

Braves Field still lives as part of Boston U's Nickerson Stadium.

I thought the pool was closer to the field.

Brian26
08-13-2007, 08:32 PM
I'd always wondered just how much of the old baseball configuration remained standing, now that the facility is being used for tennis.

If I'm looking at the photo correctly, it appears they only saved the grandstand right behind home plate, from dugout to dugout, and that's used in the main tennis area.

Fenway
08-14-2007, 09:10 AM
I thought the pool was closer to the field.

If i recall it was right behind the scoreboard


http://www.ballparkwatch.com/images/jarry_parc_1.jpg

johnny bench
08-15-2007, 12:38 PM
Adding to the small-town atmosphere was the aluminum stands which of course made quite a racket when Rusty Staub hit a home run.

tacosalbarojas
08-15-2007, 01:57 PM
When I was in Pittsburgh last year for our series, my guy took me to the spot where a part of the old Forbes Field wall still remains. It is right by the Pittsburgh campus.

MeteorsSox4367
08-15-2007, 05:52 PM
Tacos: I have a picture on my desk at work of me in front of Maz's wall, which is where Mazeroski's homer won the 1960 Series for the Pirates. The Pirates are my favorite NL team, so when I was in the 'Burgh a coupla years ago, I went to the Pitt campus to take a picture. They also have home plate in its approximate location in one of the Pitt campus buildings.

A coupla people at work who've seen the picture asked if it were taken at Wrigley. I tell them, 'Uh, no. That'd be Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.'

tacosalbarojas
08-15-2007, 08:03 PM
Tacos: I have a picture on my desk at work of me in front of Maz's wall, which is where Mazeroski's homer won the 1960 Series for the Pirates. The Pirates are my favorite NL team, so when I was in the 'Burgh a coupla years ago, I went to the Pitt campus to take a picture. They also have home plate in its approximate location in one of the Pitt campus buildings.

A coupla people at work who've seen the picture asked if it were taken at Wrigley. I tell them, 'Uh, no. That'd be Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.'I totally forgot - I was in that building too with the home plate demarcation.. I think it there were pre-law classes going on there when I visited.