March 17, 2005 [LINK]

Minor league parks in the movies

Thanks to new visitor C.J. from Texas for letting me know that the movie Eight Men Out was filmed in (Owen) Bush Memorial Stadium in Indianapolis. I had read about that in Lowry's book Green Cathedrals, but later forgot. Speaking of the cinema, among the many "in progress" enhancements to this site is an expanded treatment of the stadiums used as settings in movies about baseball. A few weeks ago a visitor to this site asked me about War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, that funky old football venue where the movie The Natural (1983) was filmed, and I just came across two very good Web sites with plenty of photos and information on it: and Neither those sites nor others I browsed, however, indicate the right field dimensions, which couldn't have been more than 250 feet.