Thursday, April 19, 2007

Huntington Avenue Grounds (again)

Here is a revised version of Huntington Avenue Grounds. The shed has been included in the outfield next to the stands. There are stands out in left field, but the perspective and the large outer wall makes it difficult to see them. Lots of people sitting on the top of the wall have also been added.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Braves Field

Here is a look at the outfield wall of Braves Field in 1943.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Braves Field

Here's a stitching together of three photos of Braves Field in 1930 that are up on the Sports Temples of Boston site.

Monday, April 9, 2007

South End Grounds

Here's how the illustration of South End Grounds is looking.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

South End Grounds

While conducting research into the South End Grounds, it was discovered that the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has a digital recreation of the Grand Pavillion, the version most of us think of when we do think of SEG. I contacted Tom Shieber and he told me all about the project. It's coming about in three stages. The first stage has been completed with the digital recreation of the Grand Pavillion. The second stage is in progress with a recreation of Ebbets Field, and the third stage will be old Comiskey Park. I'm not really sure how you view the park. Gives one a good reason to go to Cooperstown (besides the obvious reasons) don't you think?

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Huntington Avenue Grounds

Here's more shots from the Sports Temples of Boston site.
"Fans leaving the Huntington Avenue Grounds after doubleheader between the Boston Americans and Cleveland on Bunker Hill Day." Note the arch of the entrance way off in the distance. That's the same arch that is shown here.


This doesn't have anything to do with ballparks, but while searching through the Sports Temples of Boston site, I discovered this wonderful photo. The caption is "Satchel Paige, pitching for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League, warms up before a game at Braves Field." Check out the hole in Satchel Paige's sock. Beautiful.