Aerial of Kansas City Municipal Stadium, former home of the Kansas City Athletics

KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL STADIUM

Ballparks today have attractions such as a ferris wheel at Comerica Park and a swimming pool in the outfield at Chase Field, but Municipal Stadium in Kansas City had some of the most unusual attractions of any baseball stadium: a petting zoo and a mechanical rabbit. The ballpark that eventually became Kansas City Municipal Stadium

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Aerial of Jerry Park, former home of the Montreal Expos

JARRY PARK

Jarry Park became home to the Montreal Expos in 1969 after MLB awarded Montreal a baseball team in 1968. At first a 25,000 seat stadium was chosen for the team to begin playing in but that idea was dropped after the city declined to spend $7 million on the stadium. A 3,000 seat stadium known

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View of Hilltop Park, former home of the New York Highlanders

HILLTOP PARK

Opening in 1903, Hilltop Park became the New York Yankees first home. The team that moved into Hilltop Park was originally the Baltimore Orioles who played at Oriole Park. In 1902 the Orioles were sold to Joseph Gordon, Bill Devery, and Frank Farrell for $18,000. They decided to move the team to New York City

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Aerial of Griffith Stadium, former home of the Washington Senators

GRIFFITH STADIUM

It’s Opening Day in the nations capital as the Washington Senators are at home at Griffith Stadium. Here is where you will see one of the best Opening Day traditions in baseball from 1911 until 1961 as the President of the United States may be in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Professional

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Original caption: General view of Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. October 1966 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

FORBES FIELD

It’s a sunny afternoon in late Summer 1909 and you’re on a ten minute trolley ride from downtown Pittsburgh to the neighborhood of Oakland. Where are you headed? To the Pirates new ballpark, Forbes Field, as the team is in the midst of winning 110 games and going onto the 1909 World Series. It replaced

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Exposition Park, former home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

EXPOSITION PARK

Along the banks of the Allegheny River baseball has been played at multiple ballparks dating to the 1880s. In 1882 the Pittsburgh Alleghenys were established as members of American Association baseball league where they played at the first Exposition Park. A flood and fire destroyed this ballpark and a new Exposition Park was constructed upriver.

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Exhibition Stadium - Former home of the Toronto Blue Jays - Picture: Jerry Reuss

EXHIBITION STADIUM

Name the MLB stadium where you had a great chance of seeing snow falling while baseball is being played and where you can sit 600 feet away from homeplate. If you guessed Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, you are correct! Before the Blue Jays landed in Toronto, minor league baseball was played in the city between 1896

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Aerial of Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers

EBBETS FIELD

Throughout sports there are certain franchises that have a storied history that will never be forgotten. Located in Brooklyn, the Dodgers and their ballpark for over four decades Ebbets Field will never be forgotten in sports history as it is remembered as one of the most nostalgic stadiums ever built. The history of baseball in

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County Stadium, former home of the Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE COUNTY STADIUM

Home of two baseball teams during its tenure, County Stadium was the first stadium built in the second half of the 20th century. A new stadium for metropolitan Milwaukee was first discussed in 1909, but talks did not intensify until 40 years later. In 1949, several sites were proposed as possible locations for a stadium.

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View of Comiskey Park, former home of the Chicago White Sox

COMISKEY PARK

Located on Chicago’s south side stood Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox for 80 seasons. This classic ballpark was home to one White Sox championship team and great players such as Luke Appling, Ted Lyons, Nelli Fox, Carlton Fisk and Harold Baines. The original White Sox franchise began as the Sioux City Cornhsukers

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