By Chris Epting
I used to do anything just like this for my travels. in general, i would pass stopover at the grave of a corridor of Famer or see the place an previous stadium was.
How cool to determine i am not the single loopy available in the market. and what kind of extra Chris Epting has been in a position to prepare than I ever may possibly (and how a lot paintings he is stored me!). listed here are a few faves:
- The sandlot the place Mickey Mantle was once came across (in Baxter Springs, OK)
- An historic marker for a ballfield the place Abe Lincoln as soon as performed city ball
- The pond the place Babe Ruth driven his piano onto the ice
- All that is left of the Polo Grounds (a hidden stairway)
- the unique Little League box
- the place Ron Necciai's 27-strikeout video game occurred
a few nits:
- Joe Jackson is from Greenville SC, no longer NC
- Lefty O'Doul was once a hitter, now not a glass
there have been additionally a good volume of typos. No biggee, notwithstanding, for one of these nice book.
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Built in 1936, it was once home of the minor-league Jersey City Giants and Jerseys. The Brooklyn Dodgers played 15 games here in 1956 and 1957, and Willie Mays hit the only ball ever to sail completely out of the park in 1956 to beat the Dodgers 1–0. Roosevelt Stadium was torn down in 1984 and today is the site of an apartment complex. A marker here commemorates the stadium’s history. 60 Roadside Baseball Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center City: Little Falls Location: On the campus of Montclair State University 8 Quarry Road 973-655-2378 Yogi Berra remains one of baseball’s great characters, gentlemen and ambassadors for the game.
The Boston Post reported the next day that “a clear, pure, bright light was produced, very strong and yet very pleasant to the sight,” by the 12 carbon-arc electric lamps. More specifically, 36 lamps were placed on three 100-foot wooden towers. They were powered by two engines and three generators, emitting just 30,000 candlepower of light. For the next 50 years, the night game experiments continued. While several promoters used the gimmick of portable lighting to illuminate the field as their exhibition teams traveled around the country, the first “official” major-league game played under the lights happened in Cincinnati on May 24, 1935 (with President Franklin Roosevelt throwing the light switch from the White House 600 miles from old Crosley Field).
Today, Howard University Hospital occupies the site of the old ballpark. After the 1971 season, the new Senators skipped town, too, fleeing to Arlington, Texas, to become the Texas Rangers. Though many remember Griffith as the stadium where William Howard Taft began the presidential tradition of throwing out the first ball, many also recall the indent in center field where the fence detoured around five duplexes (the owner wouldn’t sell). 36 Roadside Baseball Memorable Moments at Griffith Stadium ★ July 5, 1924: The Yankees got a big scare when Babe Ruth, furiously pursuing a fly ball, crashed into the right-field wall.