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  Baseball parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Major League Baseball's official rules simply state that fields built after 1958 must have a minimum distance of 325 feet from home plate to the fences in left and right field and 400 feet to center.
Because of this, there are all sorts of variations in parks, from different lengths to the fences to uneven playing surfaces to massive amounts of foul territory to quirks such as trains in the outfield.
Finally, it is the only park in major league baseball with a flagpole in play, a feature borrowed from the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_parks   (1188 words)

 Inside Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Baseball is more than spring training, the regular season or the playoffs.
The love for baseball is born when a parent buys their child a glove, ball and bat.
Over America's history, the baseball diamond has proven to be a symbol of hope - serving as a "field of dreams" for many citizens.
baseball.nexuswebs.net   (189 words)

 Major League Baseball Parks
Known as the cleanest park in the majors, Dodger Stadium is repainted every off-season.
Unlike any other park in the majors, the infield at the BOB has a path of dirt between home plate and the pitchers mound.
Located on the shores of the Allegheny River with the Pittsburgh skyline as a backdrop, the park officially opened with the Pirates' 8-2 loss to Cincinnati on April 9, 2001.
www.factmonster.com /spot/ballparks2.html   (1405 words)

 Baseball Ball Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Baseball parks are an inctricate part of this great game.
Not only are they venues where the game is played, that's where fans get to see their heros and form their memories of baseball.
Fenway Park is the home ball park of the Boston Red Sox.
baseball.nexuswebs.net /parks.html   (265 words)

 The Significance of Fenway Park
Parks of this era were notable for their convenient urban locations, a desire to place seats as close to the playing field as possible, classical architectural detail, and larger (for their day) capacities.
One of the unusual aspects of Fenway Park is the degree to which it retains the "feel" of the original baseball park.
Many baseball teams are looking to replace their symmetrical, Astroturf-covered, multipurpose "mega-stadiums" built in the 1960s and 1970s (such as Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium and Seattle's Kingdome) with "retro-style," single-use baseball parks that emulate the irregular field configuration and wall heights, urban setting, and overall intimacy of Fenway Park.
www.savefenwaypark.com /Significance.htm   (1325 words)

 Baseball Stadiums - Baseball Ball Parks, MLB ballparks @ baseballballparks.com
Baseball ballparks have been designed to provide you with the interesting information about ballparks of the major league teams.
History, literature and the role of architecture in baseball parks is quite rare; however baseball ballparks have committed to achieve a balance so that even low revenue teams or consistently losing teams may not go unnoticed.
Baseball ballparks is committed to provide you with the latest information about ballparks and their history.For more information about ballparks please just click the links and you will have information and knowledge about ballparks to your satisfaction.
www.baseballballparks.com   (436 words)

 Baseball Clubs & Parks in Redding, CA
Baseball clubs and parks may be home to minor league baseball teams, Major League Baseball teams, or community baseball leagues.
Softball and baseball tournaments are often held at local baseball clubs and parks.
Community baseball clubs will often charge maintenance and upkeep fees to baseball and softball teams for use of the baseball park.
www.magicyellow.com /category/Baseball_Clubs_and_Parks/Redding_CA.html   (364 words)

 Amazon.com: Baseball : An Illustrated History: Books: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Baseball is indeed a mirror of American life, and Ward and Burns show how well America's story is told through baseball.
In the case of "Baseball," the unrelenting focus is on New York City, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, and to be fair, there is no way you could discuss the subject of baseball without devoting a great deal of time to these subjects.
In any case, "Baseball" is very entertaining, and that is what largely accounts for my 4-star rating I would only caution those who don't know their baseball history that this documentary omits a great deal of what is a very good story.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679765417?v=glance   (3436 words)

 Derek Parks Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Derek Parks was born on Sunday, September 29, 1968, in Covina, California.
Parks was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1992, with the Minnesota Twins.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Derek Parks baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=parksde01   (306 words)

 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League History
The fear that this pattern would continue and that Major League Baseball Parks across the country were in danger of collapse is what prompted Philip K. Wrigley, the chewing-gum mogul who had inherited the Chicago Cubs major league baseball franchise from his father, to search for a possible solution to this dilemma.
Wrigley originally envisioned that major league baseball parks could profit from having the women play on the dates the teams were scheduled to be on the road.
National League officials, the press and baseball fans across the country were amazed at how well the women played ball and by the enthusiasm and support the teams received in the host cities.
www.aagpbl.org /league/history.cfm   (3195 words)

 Old-style ballparks
Some of the baseball facilities built in the past several years, such as Coors Field in Denver and Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, front on city streets and are situated within an easy walk of apartments, restaurants, public transportation, and other amenities.
The primary inhabitants of the area near the park, one third of whom own their residences, are single men and married couples without children.
The biggest limitation on the trend is that many major-league baseball tams already have relatively new ballparks and that, according to Bess, “more than 100 minor-league stadiums have been built in the last 15 years.” Slowing demand for new ballparks may put a crimp on mixed-use urban development for a while.
www.newurbannews.com /Ballparks.html   (1456 words)

 Baseball Parks Blog: Cathedrals of the Game
Each half hour episode features a detailed tour of a current MLB park as well as a look back at the history of baseball in the respective city.
A look at their website indicates that episodes have been made for 14 different parks as well as one about the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Unfortunately the host, Michelle Beadle, is basically just a pretty face and has a limited knowledge of baseball so can't get much out of the interviews she conducts with team personnel and players.
baseballparks.blogspot.com /2005/10/cathedrals-of-game.html   (239 words)

 All-Baseball.com, part of MVN: Football Stadiums and Baseball Parks & Apples and Oranges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Baseball’s regular season, in contrast, has over ten times as many regular season games, so even middle-of-the pack ball clubs can average more than 2.3 million paying customers per year.
The practical difference a football stadium or a baseball park, then, is the difference between a gigantic sports palace and a significantly more modest facility.
Baseball's got a very, very strong hold on most of us, and that goes back to the primordial soup of the American sports space.
www.all-baseball.com /archives/019076.html   (2743 words)

 Baseball Clubs & Parks in Mendocino, CA
When a baseball or softball team uses a baseball park or a baseball club’s facilities, there is usually an improvement and maintenance fee charged by the baseball club to cover their costs.
Occasionally, a baseball club will host a baseball clinic at the baseball park.
At larger baseball parks that are maintained by professional baseball clubs who are members of Major League Baseball, other facilities will usually be located inside the park such as food services.
magicyellow.com /category/Baseball_Clubs_and_Parks/Mendocino_CA.html   (350 words)

 Baseball Parks (Reference)
Lights were finally added to Wrigley in 1988 and the Cubs' first official night game at Wrigley took place on August 9 of that year with a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Widely viewed as the most beautiful new park in the league, Pac Bell's home opener occurred on April 11, 2000.
Enron features the world's largest sliding glass door – a 50,000-square-foot wall of glass (both hurricane and baseball resistant) – in left field to give the stadium an outdoor feel even when the roof is closed.
www.teachervision.fen.com /sports/teaching-methods/6232.html   (1148 words)

 Baseball Parks by J. Patrick Lewis on Baseball Almanac
Baseball Parks by J. Patrick Lewis on Baseball Almanac
New Comiskey Park: A monstrosity trapped between the ageless classics and the new wave of retro parks.
Patrick Lewis might want to check out some of these other poems he has contributed to Baseball Almanac: A Swing And A Miss, The Reason for Rainbows and Father Time Is Coming (or check out his website for even more).
www.baseball-almanac.com /poetry/po_baseball_parks.shtml   (262 words)

 Schedule a Field
Both these parks are multi use fields SB/BB in spring and early summer and soccer in late summer fall.
Facilities: 15 acres of parks: 2 official little league and 2 t-ball size fields, a tennis/roller hockey court, and a basketball practice half court.
Perrigo Park: 2 Soccer fields with field turf (overlaid with 2 softball fields), 2 softball fields lit with field turf surface.
nwparks.org /Programs/ParkCoordinators.htm   (751 words)

 Historical Baseball Parks
The photo to the left was taken during the park's last season in 1970.
Previously called Shibe Park, it was the home of Connie Mack's Athletics from 1909 through 1954, and the Phillies called it home from 1938 through 1970.
Yes, I know the 80-year-old park needed to be replaced, but the new stadium is so sterile, so uninviting, so football-like that many are already talking about the need for Comiskey III even before "Comiskey II" is a decade old.
www.baseballparks.com /Historicalparks.asp   (1268 words)

 Old Ball Parks - Baseball Fever
It would be great for those of us who saw those parks as well as younger fans to get a feel for the great classic parks.
Shibe Park in Philadelphia was an easy commute.....from New York: Penn Station(speaking of wonderful old edifices) to the North Philly station and a short walk to the park.
You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=23035   (2391 words)

 The Baseball Guru's Books on Baseball History 1-25
Inside the great expanse of a ballgame is the essential core of what Roger Kahn, one of the national pastime's most esteemed chroniclers, calls "chess at 90 miles per hour." That core, of course, is the duel between pitcher and hitter.
In Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy and the follow-up Jackie Robinson Reader, Jules Tygiel focused his historian's eye on what was arguably baseball's most stunning single event.
St. Louis has a rich baseball tradition, most recently embodied in the slugging exploits of Mark McGwire, but the tradition stretches back to the late 1800s and includes both the National League Cardinals and the American League Browns (who moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles in the 1950s)....
www.baseballguru.com /b_hist25.html   (1372 words)

 Junior Baseball: America's Youth Baseball Magazine
JUNIOR BASEBALL is "America's Youth Baseball Magazine", the dedicated publication for youth baseball players, their parents, coaches, and associated organizations, regardless of league, park, or school affiliation.
If you're in a baseball-related business, and would like to reach kids, their parents, and coaches involved in youth baseball nationwide, contact us directly for advertising information.
Whether it's information on pitching, hitting, catching, fielding, base running, or all other aspects of the game of baseball, we strive to present the most accurate information, from the top baseball coaches and experts, in the easiest-to-understand format possible.
www.juniorbaseball.com   (665 words)

 SI.com - MLB - Fan Value Index: What ballpark offers the best value - Friday September 9, 2005 6:07PM
There are few precise statistics to measure if fans at Wrigley Field are getting the same return on their investment as the fans at PETCO Park.
SI.com decided to take a comprehensive survey of the experiences at each major league ballpark in order to determine where fans are getting the best bang for their buck.
Barry Bonds is involved in a different chase these days, one in which he is the prey.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/baseball/mlb/08/31/fvi   (481 words)

 Ladner baseball parks
It is the home park of the 2003 Provincial Champion Mosquito A and AAA teams.
A concession stand is operated by the LMBA parents during the baseball season.
At the opposite end of the park is a diamond that is shared by the PeeWee and Mosquito divisions on alternate days during the baseball season.
www.ladnerminorbaseball.com /fields.htm   (220 words)

 MDBA - Baseball Parks in Markham, Ontario, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Armadale Park is behind the Armadale Community Centre in Milliken Mills at 2401 Denison Street, on the southwest corner of McCowan Road and Denison Street, west of (Old) Kennedy Road, Unionville, south of 14th Avenue, north of Steeles Avenue.
Milliken Mills Park, Diamonds #3, #4 and #5, and the gazebo, are closer to the entrance off of 14th Avenue on the south side, west of Kennedy Road, east of Warden Avenue.
Reesor Park is on the south side of Ramona Boulevard, on the north side of Reesor Park Public School, Markham Tennis Club and the water tower, south of 16th Avenue, north of Highway #7 East, east of Main Street North, Markham (also known as Hwy #48 or Markham Road) and west of 9th Line.
www.markhambaseball.com /parks   (597 words)

 Ballparks of Baseball-Ebbets Field-Brooklyn Dodgers
Night baseball was first played on June 15, 1938.
After demolition, the scoreboard and lights from Ebbets Field were used at minor league parks.
Copyright 2001-2006-Ballparks of Baseball is not affiliated with Major League Baseball in any way or with any team mentioned.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /past/EbbetsField.htm   (702 words)

 Youth Baseball
Injuries are at epidemic proportions among baseball pitchers, with nearly every adult pitcher sustaining a serious elbow or shoulder injury at some point in his career.
To elucidate how pain develops in pitchers, the USA Baseball Medical and Safety Advisory Committee sponsored an American Sports Medicine Institute study of factors related to shoulder and elbow pain at the youth baseball level.
In this study, participants included 476 youth baseball pitchers who volunteered to be followed for one season.
www.asmi.org /asmiweb/research/youthbaseball.htm   (521 words)

 Baseball Digest: U.S. Stamps Honoring Old Major League Parks Arouse Fond Memories
These stamps depict six parks no longer in existence including the Polo Grounds in New York, Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Crosley Field in Cincinnati, and the original Comiskey Park in Chicago as well as Detroit's Tiger Stadium, which remains empty but has not been razed as yet.
Old versions of arenas still in use--such as Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field--are also featured on three other stamps, while Sportsman's Park, which once had joint occupants in the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns, is displayed on the stamps' cover folder.
In looking at copies of the stamps, I found myself thinking of the times I spent covering games at these parks, punching out typewritten stories in quaint press boxes, watching on-field dramas unfold, and talking with the players before and after their battles were won or lost.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_6_60/ai_74090327   (482 words)

 The Baseball Guru - Joe Mock's Baseball Page
He relates that he always made his parents drive out of their way when on car trips so he could take photos of the parks near their travels.
Ballpark Guide features a chapter on each of the 30 parks, as well as 112 color photos of those facilities and each team's spring-training stadium.
And during every visit to a park, his ritual is the same: buy a program and keep score; purchase a lapel pin of that team or park; take lots of digital photos of the place; and complete the custom "BASEBALLPARKS.COM Ballpark Report Card" on that facility.
baseballguru.com /joemock   (570 words)

 Charlie’s Big Baseball Parks Page
The current list of professional baseball stadiums I’ve visited totals 307 — 44 major league parks (including all of the parks used in the 2005 season) and 264 minor league parks.
The number of parks for which I have placed photos on the Web currently totals 425 (44 Major League, 375 other professional league, 6 exclusively for college baseball), including 113 parks at which I have never attended a game (see below).
A purple background indicates a park at which I attended a pro game but which is no longer used for pro ball.
home1.gte.net /charliesballparks/stadiums.htm   (256 words)

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