I invite fans of this Web site to share any photos which they have taken of the major league ballparks. There are currently no photos on the pages for the ones listed below, most of which are no longer in existence. I would also be glad to include photos of stadiums that served as "neutral venues," or photos that are of better quality than the current ones...
I always credit the original photographers, and am much obliged to the following people:
Mario Vara III
William R Kooney
This web site has no connection to Major League Baseball or any of its affiliated franchises. The information contained herein is accurate as far as the author knows, and the opinions expressed are his alone.
The Angel (Anaheim) Stadium diagrams have been revised, and what better day to announce it than on Christmas? My original motivation for the revision was to render more precisely the curvature and position of the grandstand where it wraps around the two foul poles, but I made a few other small corrections and added some previously-missing details along the way. One such detail is the peripheral structures on the west (thrid base) and south (first base) sides of the stadium, probably related to ticket sales. There was a big change after 1998. Another detail was the effect of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, as the scoreboard attached to the roof in left field crashed into the upper deck. The "combined" diagram version shows Anaheim Stadium with the rebuilt scoreboard and reduced-size roof, the configuration which lasted from 1995 to 1997, when demolition began on most of the portions of the stadium added in the 1980 expansion. In fact, however, there was no football played at Anaheim Stadium after 1994, so I may change that and add a new 1995 baseball-only version in the near future. Finally, the "Big A" scoreboard tower that was situated beyond the left field fence from 1966 until 1980 is bigger and more accurately rendered than before.
Actually, I posted updated versions of the Angel Stadium diagrams back in September, but made a few minor correction in October and November. Except for one of those versions (which required a trivial fix), they have all been finalized for over a month.
Glo-o-o-o-o, glo-o-o-o-o, glo-o-o-o-o, o-ria, in excelis Deo!
And happy holidays to baseball fans everywhere!
Another blog hiatus ends
We've been down this road before: My sincere apologies for not keeping up with blog and diagram updates since mid-August. Every so often I get stuck in a sort of writer's block. In this case perhaps it's because I got terribly bogged down with work on one stadium that proved to be especially vexing. (You'll never guess which one.) I have answered a few queries from fans, but the backlog of such communications will require much attention, I'm afraid. I do appreciate the efforts people have made to get in touch with me. Also, I've got four months of baseball events including the World Series (and recent "hot stove" news) to catch up on during the final week of this awful year. Hey, anything's possible!
NOTE: The "Feedjit" service, which tracks the location of visitors to this Web site, is presently on the blink, causing problems in loading this page, so I have removed it for the time being.
General diagrams to be updated:
Milwaukee County Stadium
American Family Field (Miller Park)
War Memorial Stadium
Field of Dreams
General diagrams yet to be created:
Champion Stadium (Orlando)
Sydney Cricket Grounds
B.C. Place (Vancouver)
Hilltop Park (New York)
Robison Field (St. Louis)
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
Washington Park III (Brooklyn)
Washington Park IV (Brooklyn)
West Side Grounds (Chicago)
South Side Park (Chicago)
Bennett Field (Detroit)
Palace of the Fans (Cincinnati)
Huntington Ave. Baseball Grounds (Boston)
South End Grounds (Boston)
Columbia Park (Philadelphia)
Oriole Park IV (Baltimore)
Terrapin Park (Baltimore)
City map/diagrams yet to be created:
All are completed! (But some may be revised further.)
"Site today" diagrams yet to be created:
Memorial Stadium (Balt.)
League Park (Cle.)
Mile High Stadium
Municipal Stadium (K.C.)
Wrigley Field (L.A.)
Metropolitan Stadium (Minn.)
Exhibition Stadium (Tor.)
(Includes major revisions, minor revisions, pages with additional diagrams, and future stadiums that are under construction. This is only a rough guide; the sequence is subject to change.)
Soon after the 2017 opening of the new home of the Atlanta Braves (SunTrust Park), construction began on the future home of the Texas Rangers, a very brief lapse. The last significant lapse occurred from March 2012 (when Marlins Park was completed), September 2014 (when construction on SunTrust Park began). Before that, there was at least one major league baseball stadium under construction continually from September 1986 until March 2012. Both the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays hope to get public funding for a new stadium, but near-term prospects are bleak.
Vic Pallos, Glendale, CA -- Sep 30, 2020 22:40 PM 10 visit(s). My rating: 7 I started going to games at Wrigley Field, L.A. with my dad, beginning in 1954 (age 9) through 1957 (PCL Angels) and twice during the 1961 season (AL Angels vs. Yankees and Orioles). As a nine-year-old, my first impression was that I arrived in heaven. The field was so beautifully green! I'd only seen baseball games on black & white TV! Compared to Gilmore Field, where the rival Hollywood Stars played, Wrigley Field was major league. The diamond was perfectly groomed and no advertising on the red brick and ivy walls. The scoreboard atop the RF bleachers was huge and green, and they posted inning-by-inning results of all PCL and AL games. Between the RF fence and back wall (from the foul pole to the bleachers) was called "the enclosure." In 1961, that area was filled with tables and umbrellas. Beyond the LF wall (about the 345-foot mark) and across 41st Place was a two- story home; the second floor, seen from home plate. A great home run target for Steve Bilko – most popular Angel. If you wanted a souvenir, the front yard was a choice spot. By today's standards, Wrigley L.A. would be outdated – no luxury boxes, etc., but to a kid my age, it was the best growing up experience ever.
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