Thorn: A day at Oriole Park, 1886

From SABR member John Thorn at Our Game on January 17, 2018, with mention of SABR member Richard Hershberger:

My friend Richard Hershberger called this antique article to my attention the other day, as he does every now and then. (For a day at the Polo Grounds in 1887, see: Oriole Park hosted the Baltimore club of the American Association, a major-league rival, from May 1, 1883 to October 10, 1889. Its location, according to Phil Lowry’s landmark book Green Cathedrals, was : Left Field (West) Barclay St.; Third Base (South) 5th (later 24th) St.; First Base (East) York Rd. (later Greenmount Ave.); Right Field (North) Huntingdon Ave. (later 6th St., later 25th St.); and on the Southeast, corner of Barclay and 25th.

No one loves a word picture of a day at the ballpark more than Richard does, unless it is me. I offer the article in full below; captions for the woodcuts are as originally offered. You are THERE.

Read the full article here:

Originally published: January 18, 2018. Last Updated: January 18, 2018.