On Bits of Baseball

Stadium Trivia
Baseball has a reach history in these current MLB cities. Match the stadium with the city. Matches occur only once and all are used. Some easy ones, but I believe most something challenging here because not all were MLB teams. By the way, some of these also had other names during their history. Answers are found at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago 1, Chicago 2, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Texas, Toronto, Washington

Babe Ruth Stadium, Baker Bowl, Blues Stadium, Borchert Field, Colt Stadium, Exposition Park, Exposition Stadium, Griffith Stadium, Hilltop Park, Huntington Avenue Grounds, League Park, Navin Field, Nicollet Park, Palace of the Fans, Ponce de Leon Park, Seals Stadium, Sick’s Stadium, Sportsman’s Park, South Side Park, Turnpike Stadium, West Side Grounds, Westgate Park, Wrigley Field,

Baseball Tidbits
Baseball players have a culture full of nicknames. Here’s a link compiling many of nicknames by teams.

Speaking of nicknames, those of us who remember the early days of ESPN appreciated early Chris Berman more than today’s version. Since I loved the nicknames he used on Sports Center, here’s a list.

Scientific American has a Science of Baseball page with great information.

Jim Bowden operated a sham while GM in Cincinnati, and continued to display his ineffectiveness with the Nationals. Hal McCoy, a Hall-of-Fame writer for the Dayton Daily News, wrote this column about Bowden in early March.

I didn’t know that retired Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams played the guitar. I appreciate his rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.

Stadium Trivia Answers
Atlanta – Ponce de Leon Park
Baltimore – Babe Ruth Stadium
Boston – Huntington Avenue Grounds
Chicago A – South Side Park
Chicago B – West Side Grounds
Cincinnati – Palace of the Fans
Cleveland – League Park
Detroit – Navin Field
Houston – Colt Stadium
Kansas City – Blues Stadium
Los Angeles – Wrigley Field
Milwaukee – Borchert Field
Minneapolis – Nicollet Park
New York – Hilltop Park
Philadelphia – Baker Bowl
Pittsburgh – Exposition Park
St. Louis – Sportsman’s Park
San Diego – Westgate Park
San Francisco – Seals Stadium
Seattle – Sick’s Stadium
Texas – Turnpike Stadium
Toronto – Exposition Stadium
Washington – Griffith Stadium

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12 thoughts on “On Bits of Baseball

  1. hello Frank! it’s me again…. sorry if i haven’t been here on your blog for awhile. really busy in school. but i promise to drop by whenever i have extra free time.

    anyway, i’ve added your blog to my healthnbeyond.com and ovah’ coffee’s blogroll just today. sorry for the delay.

    see you around!

    • No problem Maxi … let’s face it, life keeps us all busy – yet sometimes busier than others … so no need to apologize … but thanks for thinking of me.
      :)

      • oh. welcome welcome. anything for a friend. you added me here without me asking you for to do it. that’s why i’m really thankful for the add.

        there are times when i need to beg my fellow bloggers to add me on their blogrolls. but you added me without questions… so thanks a bunch!

        • Maxi,
          Sometimes in life people earn trust and respect by the company they keep. In our case, David is our common connection and we both know his respectful nature.

          Carry on the good work!

  2. I knew the Minnesota one because there’s a Nicollet Mall in Mpls. The Baker Bowl is where Chuck Klein ripped it up with 59 doubles and 170 RBI. They had a green monster type wall in right field.

    • Lester,
      Chuck Klein & pure hitter go together in the same sentence.

      As you know Minneapolis has a tradition of converting old stadium areas into shopping! For those that don’t know, Mall of America is on the Metropolitan Stadium site.

      Thanks Lester for the input.

    • Larry,
      Wow … I didn’t know he was that good!

      Thanks for the comment and stopping by … and I hope you got some of the stadiums correct … especially the one in NYC.

    • Mo,
      Glad you enjoyed the questions. Of course I’m the type wondering what is currently on the Huntington Avenue Grounds. Any idea?

      Thanks for the comment!

  3. Wow! I was truly humbled by my lack of old park knowledge.
    Good test!
    Re Bowden, when the Nationals played a game with 2 guys wearing jerseys bearing “NATINALS” on the front, a new low was reached. And I thought the Indians reached the nadir of all franchises in the ’60s through the ’80s

    • Jose,
      Glad you appreciated the old park quiz. Yes, not an easy one.

      Although Bowden is quite the clown of GM world, fortunately the spelling error didn’t happen during his reigh. Shucks!

      Thanks for the comment.

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