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  Forbes Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Forbes' contribution to the area was having captured Fort Duquesne and renaming it Fort Pitt after British statesman William Pitt the Elder.
After the extension of the right field stands into the outfield during the mid-1920s, the dimensions were pretty well set for most of the next 50 years, except during 1947-1953 when an inner fence reduced the left field area by 30 feet, to assist Pirates sluggers like Hank Greenberg and Ralph Kiner.
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 190th ARW History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Forbes Field (also known as the Topeka Army Airfield and later as Forbes Air Force Base during DOD use) consisted of 4,233 acres.
Forbes Field is located approximately 3 miles south of Topeka, Kansas in Shawnee County.
Forbes Field is an active municipal airport operated by the Topeka Airport Authority.
www.kstope.ang.af.mil /history/history_forbes.htm   (1232 words)

  
 Forbes Field
The field was named for General John Forbes, a British general in the French and Indian War who captured Fort Duquesne and renamed it Fort Pitt in 1758.
Aerial view of Forbes Field in the 1920s courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh.
Forbes Field and the Cathedral of Learning courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/national/forbes.htm   (1128 words)

  
 Forbes Field Opening Day Article
Forbes Field, the new home of the Pittsburg Baseball Club on Bellefield, and the largest and finest amusement stadium in the world, was dedicated this afternoon with appropriate and impressive ceremonies.
It was difficult to estimate the attendance, for Forbes Field is so immense - so far beyond anything else in America in the way of a baseball park - that old experts, accustomed to judging crowds at a glance, were at a loss for reasonable figures.
They marched to the flagpole in center field, where a large United States flag and a big pennant, bearing the legend, "Forbes Field," were raised amid tremendous cheering by the assembled multitude.
www.baseball-almanac.com /stadium/st_forbes2.shtml   (2220 words)

  
 Forbes Field - BR Bullpen
In 1947, this was changed when the bullpens were moved from foul grounds to left field, cutting 30 feet, to accomodate Hank Greenberg, who joined Pittsburgh that season.
Forbes Field was home to a couple famous long balls - Bill Mazeroski's 1960 World Series winner and Babe Ruth's final 3 homers.
Forbes Field was also home for the Negro League Homestead Grays from 1939 to 1948.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Forbes_Field   (264 words)

  
 Ballparks of Baseball-Forbes Field-Pittsburgh Pirates
Forbes Field became one of the first ballparks to have luxury suites, which were located on the third tier of the grandstand.
The first night game played at Forbes Field was on June 4, 1940.Originally, the bullpens were located in foul territory down the first and third base lines, but were moved in front of the left field fence reducing it to 330 feet after World War II.
Forbes Field was damaged by two fires before being demolished in 1971.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /past/ForbesField.htm   (544 words)

  
 Forbes.com: Field of Dreams
Such is Field's reputation that the generous bankroll, and the agreement by the company to swallow 100% of the losses in Field's label, were met with nary a peep of protest.
Unlike other heirs to great fortunes, Field carries a chip on his shoulder about his inheritance and was pleased to see the word removed from his Forbes 400 listing, which pegged his net worth at $1.2 billion last year.
Field's first big roll of the dice for shareholders is on Custom, the nom de plume of Duane Levold, a 6-foot-8 Canadian who was the subject of a noisy bidding war last summer between Field and DreamWorks.
www.forbesimg.com /forbes/2002/0121/036.html   (741 words)

  
 Clem's Baseball ~ Forbes Field
Forbes Field was my favorite baseball stadium still in operation when I was a wee lad.
Forbes Field became run down over the years, and as soon as their new home was ready, the Pirates moved out at the end of June 1970.
Nevertheless, a section of the outfield brick wall was preserved as a monument, and the home plate last used in Forbes Field was placed in a display case in the Posvar Building on the Pitt campus, very close to its original location.
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/ForbesField.html   (981 words)

  
 Forbes Field Historical Analysis by Baseball Almanac
Forbes Field was home to the National League Pittsburgh Pirates for sixty-one years.
The park was named after General John Forbes who was the British general during the French and Indian War that captured Fort Pitt from the French Army in 1758.
The historic shot (a first of that distance in Forbes Field) was approximately eighty-six feet high and at least three-hundred feet away from home plate.
www.baseball-almanac.com /stadium/st_forbes.shtml   (193 words)

  
 Pittsburgh Pirates - Forbes Field
No no-hitters were pitched at Forbes Field in 68 seasons, but it was the scene of Bill Mazeroski's Game Seven home run in the 1960 WS.
The fact that Forbes Field never played host to a no-hitter in it's 61-year career gives a clue to the acreage the outfield had to patrol.
A double bullpen, 30 feet wide by 200 feet long, was placed behind the left field wall - it significantly cut the distances in left field, reducing the left-field line from 365 to 335 feet and the left-center power alley from 406 to 355 feet.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Ballparks/Pitt/Forbes.htm   (1821 words)

  
 Oakland: Organizations: Forbes Field
Forbes Field itself covers approximately seven acres formed into one of the most beautiful and perfectly kept base ball diamonds in the world.
The Forbes Field stands were built in two section--the original layout being erected in 1909 and the right and center field addition being added in 1925.
The people of Pittsburgh have shown their appreciation of the ball club's efforts to provide the best to be had in the great American pastime by substantial cooperation--hundreds of private boxes are held from year to year by individuals and the greatest industrial, educational and financial concerns of the district.
www.clpgh.org /exhibit/neighborhoods/oakland/oak_n713.html   (673 words)

  
 Destination: Stadiums - Crosley Field and Forbes Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Parts of Pittsburgh's 1909 Forbes Field can be visited as well -- including home plate, now under glass in the floor of the University of Pittsburgh's Forbes Quadrangle.
Forbes' outfield was so deep, the batting cage was stored there during games.
Forbes Field was not only home to the Pirates -- the Negro League Homestead Grays played there from 1930 to 1948.
www.cnn.com /TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9707/stadiums/crosley.forbes.html   (323 words)

  
 Oakland: Organizations: Forbes Field
orbes Field, the new home of the Pittsburg Baseball Club on Bellefield, and the largest and finest amusement stadium in the world, was dedicated this afternoon with appropriate and impressive ceremonies.
It was difficult to estimate the attendance, for Forbes Field is so immense--so far beyond anything else in America in the way of a baseball park--that old experts, accustomed to judging crowds at a glance, were at a loss for reasonable figures.
The big concrete bleacher back of third base along the left field foul line, with a seating capacity of close to 6,000, was also packed at an early hour, and the bleachers in center field--temporary seats in the only wooden structure in the big park--also were filled.
www.clpgh.org /exhibit/neighborhoods/oakland/oak_n718.html   (2172 words)

  
 THE FORBES FIELD CHAPTER
Forbes Field Chapter Members give their predictions of the 2003 major league season.
Through the hard work of the Forbes Field Chapter, the parameters of Exposition Park were found and marked in the parking lots located between PNC Park and Heinz Field.
We'd also like to include any Forbes Field Chapter authors in this section so if you have any books that have been recently published or have been published within the past couple years and is still in publication, please submit the name to Denis Repp at spindown66@hotmail.com.
www.nosecatbooks.com /headlinenews.html   (661 words)

  
 BallparkTour - Former ballparks of Pittsburgh - Forbes Field
This playing field, which was home to the Pirates for 62 years, was the third enclosed park of the city's professional clubs.
Three of the Forbes Field's light towers that were erected in 1940 were in the field of play -- Metal cages were built around the base of the towers in the outfield.
In the University of Pittsburgh's Forbes Quadrangle, home plate sits in a hallway (Which is said to be alligned with the third-base line), in a glass case embedded in the floor.
www.ballparktour.com /Former_Pittsburgh_1.html   (2424 words)

  
 Forbes Field Forever - www.forbesfieldforever.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates left Forbes Field in the Oakland neighborhood for Three Rivers Stadium, built along city's downtown waterfront across from the Golden Triangle.
Forbes Field Forever, edited by David Cicotello and Angelo J. Louisa, is a multi-contributor volume of historical essays, pictures, and memories of Forbes Field.
Thanks to all contributors who submitted their memories of Forbes Field at our website from March 2000 to February 2005.
www.forbesff.unomaha.edu /home.html   (164 words)

  
 Forbes Field (ANG) History
In the overhead photo of Forbes AFB at the right (taken in July 1963) there are 70 B-47 and RB-47 Stratojets parked on the ramp with at least six other aircraft of different types.
Forbes transferred to the Tactical Air Command and the 838th Air Division in October 1964.
Forbes Field is now the home of the Kansas Air National Guard's 190
www.combatairmuseum.org /forbesfield.html   (1296 words)

  
  Frank C. Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center
As early as 1876, Stephen A. Forbes began studying the distributional records and food habits of Illinois fishes.
A biological field station was established on 1 April 1894 and fieldwork was conducted from a well-equipped cabin boat designed by Forbes.
Since its inception in 1939, the staff of the Waterfowl Research Center of the Forbes Biological Station have conducted extensive studies relating to wetlands, waterfowl and the river environment.
home.grics.net /~forbes   (187 words)

  
 Forbes Field Tavern - Pittsburgh, PA, 15203-2327 - Citysearch
Two authentic seats from the Field are on your left as you step through the door and the bar, approximately 45-feet long, stretches out on your right.
This is a local neighborhood bar, not a jock hangout where aging regulars mingle easily with laid-back college students.
The Tavern's placemats double as a Forbes Field trivia sheet of 20 questions.
www.citysearch.com /profile/11356767   (284 words)

  
 34¢ Forbes Field PSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This stamp saluting Forbes Field is one of a set of ten self-adhesive stamps issued together in a single sheet honoring legendary baseball playing fields, and officially dedicated by the U.S. Postal Service in partnership with Major League Baseball.
In 1970 Forbes was replaced by Three Rivers Stadium which, in turn, was demolished in 2001.
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh With expansive foul territory and deep outfield dimensions, this park was a pitcher's friend.
www.unicover.com /EA1CBCEO.htm   (377 words)

  
 SABR :|| Forbes Field Chapter | FINDING EXPOSITION PARK BY DENIS REPP
They were in first place in June of 1909, when they moved across town to new Forbes Field, and held on to win another pennant (and their first World Series) that fall.
Today’s fans and players view PNC Park as the best ballpark in the land, a field that hosts the finest ballplayers in the world, and so it is. In their day, however, people said exactly the same things about Three Rivers Stadium, Forbes Field, and Exposition Park.
The left field line ran toward the river, and the right field line ran along General Robinson.
www.sabr.org /sabr.cfm?a=cms,c,572,34,0   (1052 words)

  
 Forbes Field Memories
Forbes was great and I even remember walking on the field behind homeplate after each game.
My grandfather had spent plenty of time at Forbes Field in his off hours job as an usher at Forbes, in addition to his regular job a US letter carrier in downtown Pittsburgh.
Most of my memories of Forbes were those of childhood--the size of the place, how green the field was, the peanut vendors, my grandfather at my side.
www.mindspring.com /~gearhard/forbes_memories.html   (5574 words)

  
 CJOnline.com : Forbes Field
Forbes Field has proved that again and again.
It's gone from an Army air field to a full-fledged Air Force base to a hybrid Air National Guard installation, civilian airport and commercial business park.
April 18, 1973 Reaction to closing of Forbes mixed in nearby towns
www.cjonline.com /indepth/forbesfield   (299 words)

  
 Combat Air Museum
In the beginning, aircraft and memorablia were displayed under an agreement whereby volunteers from the local group would restore and maintain Yesterday's Air Force aircraft in return for the privilege of displaying them.
Originally, B-24 Liberator bombers operated from the field, but during it's history it has been home to a large variety of flying units and aircraft types.
Forbes Field Named After Daniel Hugh Forbes, Jr.
www.combatairmuseum.org /who.html   (356 words)

  
 Fun Facts About Pittsburgh's Ball Parks
Forbes Field was the host for the last Triple Header in the Major Leagues (October 2, 1920 vs Cincinnati).
Forbes Field was sold to the University of Pittsburgh in 1958.
Forbes Field is a Major League Classic Ballpark; all of her sister parks (Shibe, Comiskey, Griffith, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Fenway, Ebbetts, Wrigley, Braves Field, and Yankee Stadium) were great ballparks of their era.
home.mindspring.com /~gearhard/stadiums.html   (8698 words)

  
 Centennial Convention Report: The Lord's Supper.
"Forbes Field and Calvary" by Hugh McLellan, pp.
Forbes Field, a great sheltered amphitheater with an open-air outlook, was the place of meeting.
I felt that the communion and Forbes Field were impossible.
www.mun.ca /rels/restmov/texts/wwarren/ccr/CCR16.HTM   (3008 words)

  
 Forbes Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Part of the outfield wall of Forbes Field still stands in its original location, now part of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
The section of the outfield wall that is still standing is that piece that wraps around the center field flagpole, (which also remains in it's original location).
You can also note that the fans in the upper section of the left field pavilion had their view of the plate obstructed by the original stands past third base.
www.ebaseballparks.com /forbes.html   (180 words)

  
 Strata | Taking Leave | Fiction | Old Forbes Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You can't see her anymore, the majestic old lady that was once Forbes Field.
It was impressive, entering the Old Black Lady from the third base side, as the sun crackled over her right field roof and down onto the field.
There was a massive difference between how dark the cave of the right field stands were and the flood of daylight that poured onto the field itself.
www.fifth-letter.com /strata/issue3/takingleave/forbes.htm   (2756 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Forbes Field
My Forbes Field is one of those so-called cookie-cutter stadiums, a round concrete hulk originally built to be used for baseball and football...
The left field line was decreased to 335 feet from 365 feet and the left field power alley was shortened to 355 feet from 406 feet.
The champion Pittsburgh Pirates played in Forbes Field, the marquees of cinemas and theaters illuminated the avenues and college students mingled on the streets with the ladies and gentlemen of the upper class.
venues.surfwax.com /files/Forbes_Field.html   (5169 words)

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