Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field, Cleveland

Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field, Cleveland

The first Native American pro baseball player was Louis Sockalexis. He was nicknamed “Chief,” the first of a long line of “Chiefs” in Major League ball. It’s interesting that Indians were allowed to be pro ball players while African Americans were banned. In fact more...

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Busch Stadium, St. Louis

Busch Stadium, St. Louis

"Foul Ball, Busch Stadium III, St. Louis" Busch Stadium, St. Louis I’m a little foggy on the exact details of the first ballgame I ever attended, but it was definitely at Busch Stadium in St Louis. Originally named “Sportsman’s Park”, it was in a densely populated...

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PNC Park, Pittsburgh

PNC Park, Pittsburgh

  TV moved into our suburban Boston home in the summer of 1960 when I was 7 years old. Early that fall I ran home from the bus stop to catch what was left of each World Series game. The Yankees were the Red Sox nemesis and my best friends’ father was from...

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Wrigley Field at 100

Wrigley Field at 100

How is it that beauty and tragedy go together? In the baseball world (the hearts and minds of millions of us) tragedy is not an exaggeration when it comes to the travails of Chicago’s beloved Cubs and their Wrigley Field home. Most recently, and perhaps most famously,...

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“Dreamland, Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine”

“Dreamland, Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine”

Carved into the hillside of what was once an old Hispanic neighborhood, Dodger Stadium sits a scant quarter mile from the glass towers of downtown LA. Because of geography and orientation there is virtually no awareness of the city from the Stadium. It faces the Santa...

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