Closing 'Em Down: Final Games at Thirteen Classic Ballparks

Closing 'Em Down: Final Games at Thirteen Classic Ballparks

by David M. Jordan

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Overview

Closing 'Em Down: Final Games at Thirteen Classic Ballparks by David M. Jordan

Though the players make the highlight reels, for fans of Major League Baseball the actual ballparks are often the seat of affection and team loyalty. Players come and go, get traded, retire, but the parks remain for decades. This work recounts the histories of the classic parks, those that were built between 1909 and 1923, and the last games that were played in them when their teams finally moved on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786449682
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A longtime Philadelphia baseball fan, David M. Jordan is a retired attorney and the author of nine books on the Civil War, political events, and baseball.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction 1



1. Bad Times on Broad Street 5

2. League Park 17

3. The Other Place in Boston 25

4. Hit Sign, Win Suit 34

5. A Capital Place 48

6. A Fit Place for Polo 60

7. Home of the Browns 72

8. Redland Field aka Crosley Field 91

9. Barney’s Playground 107

10. Mister Mack’s House 122

11. The South Side of Chicago 140

12. Used to Be Briggs Stadium 154

13. Ballpark in the Bronx 172



A Few Final Words 191

Chapter Notes 195

Bibliography 201

Index 203

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