On Baseball Locations

All ballparks, young and old, have a history. This post is about some of the locations associated with MLB parks.

The trivia questions are in two groups: matching and short answers. Correct answers are found after the short YouTube video honoring some of the old stadiums.

Matching Choices
Braves Field, Candlestick Park, Ebbets Field, Fenway Park, Forbes Field, Metropolitan Stadium, Sportsman’s Park, Tiger Stadium, Wrigley Field

  1. A portion of its outfield wall can be found on a college campus
  2. Its right field pavilion remains part of an on-campus college football stadium
  3. Today, its infield and much of the field of play is part of a local boys’ club
  4. It’s named after the Point location of the same name
  5. Bound by Clark, Addison, Waveland, and Sheffield
  6. Bound by Sullivan Place, Montgomery, and Bedford
  7. Bound by Trumbull, Michigan, Cherry, and National
  8. The attached bowling alley is closed
  9. Currently the location of a huge mall

Short Answers

  1. These 2 cities had old ballparks called the Huntington Street Grounds
  2. Name the 3 baseball stadiums (past and present) that also served as the site for many gold medal performances
  3. Name the 9 franchises with replacement stadiums built next door (or at least reasonably close

Matching Answers

  1. A portion of its outfield wall can be found on a college campus (Forbes Field, Pittsburgh)
  2. Its right field pavilion remains part of an on-campus college football stadium (Braves Field, Boston)
  3. Today, its infield and much of the field of play is part of a local boys’ club (Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis)
  4. Its name after the Point location of the same name (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)
  5. Bound by Clark, Addison, Waveland, and Sheffield (Wrigley Field, Chicago)
  6. Bound by Sullivan Place, Montgomery, and Bedford (Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  7. Bound by Trumbull, Michigan, Cherry, and National (Tiger Stadium, Detroit)
  8. The attached bowling alley is closed (Fenway Park, Boston)
  9. Currently the location of a huge mall (Metropolitan Stadium, [Mall of America] Bloomington, MN

Short Answers

  1. These 2 cities had old ballparks called the Huntington Street Grounds (Boston & Philadelphia)
  2. Name the 3 baseball stadiums (past & present) that also served as the site for many gold medal performances other than baseball (LA Coliseum (Dodgers), Olympic Stadium (Expos), Turner Field (Braves)
  3. Name the 9 Franchises with replacement stadiums built next door (or at least reasonably close (Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, New York Mets … (I hope I got them all)
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4 thoughts on “On Baseball Locations

  1. I did old Tiger Stadium once

    versus the Angels on the first base side

    a dang steel pillar was in my way

    couldnt see the 3rd baseman

    and only saw the pitcher wind up/ batter swing

    not the best experience

    but I appreciated the funky dynamics

    • 3rd Stone,
      The structure evolution of stadiums is a topic in itself. I can recall while at Candlestick, I was thinking about how it was a transition design that was between the stadiums of old and the multi-purpose concrete bowls of the 70s … and the pole placement is an important thing to notice.

      Actually, I’ve also noticed structure design evolution with indoor arenas.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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