BALTIMORE'S LOST BALLPARKS
UNION PARK 1890
Union Park lasted as a major league venue for a mere nine seasons, from 1891 to 1899. Home of the World Champion (1894-1896) National League Baltimore Orioles, Union Park was located at the corner of East 25th Street and Guilford Avenue in the Barclay section of Baltimore, just south of Harwood.
Can you name the four ORIOLE hall of famers who played here ?
(answer at the bottom)
2013 Entrance to Union Park
TERRAPIN PARK/ORIOLE PARK
Terrapin Park was located at the northwest corner of East 29th Street and Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore.
Terrapin Park (later known as Oriole Park) was home to the Federal League Baltimore Terrapins in 1914 and 1915,
the International League Orioles from 1916 to 1944,
and the Negro American League Baltimore Elite Giants from 1938 to 1944.
Memorial Stadium was built on the site of an earlier stadium, known as Baltimore Stadium, Venable Stadium or Municipal Stadium, which was constructed in 1922, or a time after the death of Baltimore native Babe Ruth, the structure was known as Babe Ruth Stadium Stadium.
This site today
In 2010, thanks to the vision, talent, and generosity of Cal Ripken, Jr., and his brother Bill Ripken. The Ripkens, with the help of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, and other charitable groups and donors, constructed a youth ball field on the former site of Memorial Stadium.
Most of the above info was copied from
DEAD BALL by David Stinson
last weeks lost ballpark was
Forbes Field was a baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1909 to 1971. It was the third home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball (MLB) team, and the first home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the city's National Football League (NFL) franchise. The stadium also served as the home football field for the University of Pittsburgh "Pitt" Panthers from 1909 to 1924. The stadium was named after British general John Forbes, who fought in the French and Indian War, and named the city in 1758
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Forbes Field -Original Home Plate
The remnants of old Forbes Field still exist in a borough of Pittsburgh known as Oakland. Forbes Field was the original home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates until it was torn down in 1970. You can still enjoy the original home plate and outfield fences as they have been saved by the University of Pittsburgh.
Forbes Field -Original Home Plate:
Address: Pittsburgh, PA
Directions: Take the 376 Parkway to the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland, Forbes Ave exit), and look for the U of Pitt Posvar building.
Hours: Always open.
Right Field wall still stands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnaqGcsAG1U
ANSWER : four Oriole HOF who played in the 1890 at Union Park are:
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