Tag Archives: there used to be a ballpark

Firing up the DVR for Cobb Field

Cobb Field by trimworksconst on Flickr As I have shown with Tiger Stadium, I’m always a bit saddened when a historic ballpark becomes obsolete and the only viable option for teams that want to remain relevant in their communities is to replace it. This goes both for places I’ve visited and those I never got

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Tip-Top your hats to the historians

I’ve always been intrigued by Forgotten-NY’s post about the remnant of a former Brooklyn Dodgers ballpark in the borough, the ballpark they used before Ebbets came along. Curious, I’d long had it in the back of my mind one day to seek out the wall that was said to have been part of Washington Park

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Tiger Stadium’s last (grand)stand

I hadn’t seen this photo of Tiger Stadium’s demolition before. It may be the most heartbreaking photo in the sad story of the unfortunate end of the ballpark’s long, rich history. Deadspin doesn’t credit where it stole the pic from, so I don’t know who had the keen eye to grab this image during the

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A pile of rubble, blue steel and concrete

[NOTE: Updated, as you can see, with some of the pictures I took. I also embedded a great home video from 1982 Opening Day found on YouTube.] After having lunch with two dear friends this afternoon, I had four hours to kill before work at 6 p.m., so with my camera bag slung over my

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There used to be a ballpark: Hinchliffe Stadium

Bordering Maple Street, Paterson Here, the ghosts of past indiscretions — others’ indiscretions — still play. Tucked into a corner of Paterson, New Jersey, stands a massive stadium now overgrown with more than just grass and weeds. Trees sprout from the bleachers, shrubs grow on the benches. It should be hard to miss, such a

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