Category Archive: Ballparks

Pelican Stadium, New Orleans (COURTESY OF DERBY GISCLAIR)

Pelican Stadium (New Orleans)

New Orleans’ first professional baseball team was the Pelicans,…

Roosevelt Stadium (Jersey City, NJ)

Jersey City, squeezed between Newark Bay and the Hudson River,…

Wiedenmayer's Park (Newark, NJ)

On July 17, 1904, future Hall of Famer Clark Griffith pitched…

Harrison Park (Harrison, NJ)

Barely more than one square mile in size and with about 15,000…

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, MO)

On April 12, 1955, the former Philadelphia Athletics, having…

Sprague Field (Bloomfield, NJ)

Located about 15 miles west across the Hudson River from midtown…

Metropolitan Park (New York)

At the close of the 1883 season, the Metropolitan Exhibition…

Waverly Fairgrounds (Elizabeth, NJ)

Elizabeth, New Jersey, belongs in the roster of major-league…

Hinchliffe Stadium (Paterson, NJ)

Once a gem, its luster long since faded along with its utility,…

Astrodome (Houston, TX)

The Houston Astrodome was the first fully enclosed, air-conditioned…

Dyckman Oval (New York)

This ballpark in the far northern reaches of Manhattan stood…

Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)

“People don’t know how good the Pacific Coast League is,”…

Braves Field (Boston)

A crowd heads toward Braves Field. The ticket and administration…

Petco Park (San Diego)

Petco Park has been home to the San Diego Padres since 2004.…

Coors Field (Denver)

Coors Field opened for baseball on April 26, 1995. The Colorado…

Mile High Stadium (Denver)

Imagine two strangers stranded on a South Sea island from Taos,…

Union Park (Baltimore)

Although the home grounds of the Baltimore Orioles of the nineteenth…

Dartmouth Street Grounds (Boston)

The Dartmouth Street Grounds in Boston hosted major-league baseball…

Arlington Stadium (Texas)

Arlington Stadium has a history that deserves to be told. It…

Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC)

When the Washington Senators1 were founded in 1891, they played…

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