Category Archive: Ballparks

On this page find all published SABR biographies of major-league, minor-league, and Negro League ballparks.

Federal League Park in Indianapolis, looking in from the right-field fence. (Indianapolis News, January 27, 1917)

Federal League Park (Indianapolis, IN)

Federal League Park in Indianapolis, looking in from the right-field…

The Ballpark (Old Orchard Beach, ME)

Before there was The Ballpark at Arlington, The Ballpark at Jackson,…

Johnson Field (Johnson City, NY)

The Southern Tier Expressway does not lend itself to reflection…
Ridgewood Park, New York City (COURTESY OF BILL LAMB)

Ridgewood Park (New York)

For three consecutive seasons in the late 1880s, the Brooklyn…
Silver Stadium, Rochester, NY (KURT BLUMENAU)

Silver Stadium (Rochester, NY)

For close to 70 years, the rich baseball history of Rochester,…
Ruppert Stadium, the home of the Monarchs. The stadium was first known as Muehlebach Field (1923), then Ruppert Stadium (1937), and later Blues Stadium (1943). It was completely rebuilt and renamed Municipal Stadium in 1955. (Courtesy Noir-Tech Research, Inc.)

Ruppert Stadium (Kansas City)

Ruppert Stadium was the home of the Kansas City Monarchs…

Ruppert Stadium (Newark, NJ)

If “What’s past is prologue,” as Shakespeare wrote,1 Ruppert…
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,…

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