Category Archive: Ballparks

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

McDonough Park, circa 2012 (Photo: Kurt Blumenau)

McDonough Park (Geneva, NY)

Pete Rose started there. Bernice Gera, professional baseball’s…
Maple Leaf Stadium, circa 1961. (City of Toronto Archives)

Maple Leaf Stadium (Toronto, ON)

Maple Leaf Stadium, circa 1929. (City of Toronto Archives)   Toronto…
Pitcher Gordon Zabasky winds up on the mound at Montgomery Field, April 1957 (Courtesy of Near Loving's Bend Photo Archives | www.senmhs.org)

Montgomery Field (Carlsbad, NM)

Pitcher Gordon Zabasky winds up on the mound at Montgomery…

Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)

The Jefferson Street Neighborhood in 1860. From 24th Street…
St. George Grounds in Staten Island, NY (COURTESY OF LARRY DEFILLIPIO)

St. George Grounds (Staten Island, NY)

St. George Grounds began as a paradise, created alongside the…
Scranton-Dunmore Stadium (Courtesy of Nick Petula / Lackawanna Historical Society)

Scranton-Dunmore Stadium (Dunmore, PA)

Fourteen seasons. That’s all it took for Scranton-Dunmore…
Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (KURT BLUMENAU)

Wahconah Park (Pittsfield, MA)

Wahconah Park: an outdated barn or a precious relic? A swamp…
Game action at South Side Park, later Schorling Park, in 1907. (CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM)

Schorling Park (Chicago)

South Side Park, later known as Schorling Park, located on…
Eastern Park in Brooklyn, New York (COURTESY OF BILL LAMB)

Eastern Park (Brooklyn, NY)

  Erected in 1890 to furnish a home field for Brooklyn’s…
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…

Fenway Park (Boston)

The Boston Red Sox celebrated the 100th birthday of Fenway Park…

Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)

Shibe Park, later known as Connie Mack Stadium, goes back to…

Tiger Stadium (Detroit)

On Monday, April 15, 1912, at 2:20 A.M., the RMS Titanic,…

Bennett Park (Detroit)

Mention the corner of Michigan and Trumbull to baseball fans…

Hilltop Park (New York)

The cramped wooden ballpark had few admirers. Inconveniently…

Comiskey Park (Chicago)

Circa turn of the Twentieth Century’s industrial post-war boom.…

League Park (Fort Wayne)

The last two of Fort Wayne’s 12 major-league games were played…

Athletic Park (Minneapolis)

A number of sites and facilities, usually short-lived, were used…