View of Tiger Stadium, former home of the Detroit Tigers


Perhaps one of the most popular stadiums in baseball history, Tiger Stadium was the home of the Detroit Tigers for nearly a century. Located at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues, it was a mecca for generations of Tiger fans. Baseball began being played at this location in 1896 when Detroit owner Arthur Van

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View of Three Rivers Stadium - Picture Jerry Reuss


For three decades along the banks of the Allegheny River sat Three Rivers Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the second ballpark to be located across the river from downtown Pittsburgh as the Pirates had played at Exposition Park from 1890 to 1909. In June 1909 the Pirates moved to the neighborhood of

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View from the upper deck at Sun Life Stadium, former home of the Florida Marlins


The 2011 season marked the 18th and final season for the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium as they move into their new stadium in 2012. Opening in 1987, Sun Life Stadium (then called Joe Robbie Stadium) was the first stadium built primarily for football, and later used permanently for baseball. Miami Dolphins (NFL) owner Joe

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View of Sportmans Park, former home of the St. Louis Cardinals & Browns


When sports fans think of cities with two professional teams of the same sport they may think of cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. However, for over a half-century the City of St. Louis was home to two professional baseball franchises, the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals, where they shared Sportsman’s Park

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Aerial of Sicks Stadium, former home of the Seattle Pilots


Here today, gone tomorrow is phrase that could characterize Seattle’s first professional baseball team. Major League Baseball arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1969 with the American League’s Seattle Pilots. In the 1960s Seattle became one of the largest cities on the west coast that lacked a professional sports team. Two teams, the Cleveland Indians

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Aerial of Shibe Park, former home of the Philadelphia Phillies & Athletics


Located in North Philadelphia and opening in 1909 as the home of the Philadelphia Athletics, Shibe Park’s innovation influenced baseball and the next wave of ballparks, setting the standard for future ballparks built in the 20th century. The history of the Athletics began in 1901 when the team became a charter member of the  American

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View from the upper deck at Shea Stadium, former home of the New York Mets


With Shea Stadium’s demolition after the 2008 season, it may not be remembered for anything except for the constant sounds of planes flying overhead. For more than a decade there were discussions that a new stadium may be built in Queens. Owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Walter O’Malley began to develop plans for a new

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Aerial of Seals Stadium, former home of the San Francisco Giants


When the Dodgers and Giants moved west to California from New York after the 1957 season each team needed a temporary stadium to play at while their new stadium was constructed. In San Francisco, Seals Stadium awaited the Giants while Candlestick Park was constructed. Seals Stadium was constructed in 1930 for the Pacific Coast League’s

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Aerial of Riverfront Stadium, former home of the Cincinnati Reds


For many in baseball, Riverfront Stadium was just another cookie cutter baseball stadium. For fans in Cincinnati it was a place where they could come to see the Reds play each summer. It was the home to many great players and some of the best teams in in baseball during the 1970s with the Big

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View from the upper deck at RFK Stadium, former home of the Washington Nationals and Washington Senators


When one looks back at the history of RFK Stadium, its legacy will be known as the home of NFL’s Washington Redskins and not as a baseball stadium. For nearly five decades the Senators played at Griffith Stadium, that held around 30,000 fans. In 1955, owner Clark Griffith died and his son, Calvin, took control

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