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Happy Birthday Wrigley Field Opened 100 Years Today

Charles A. Weeghman owner of the Federal League team, Chicago Chi-Feds, played their home opener on April 23, 1914, in Weeghman Field In 1915 the Federal League folded. Weeghman then formed a syndicate including the chewing gum manufacturer William Wrigley Jr. to buy the Chicago Cubs from Charles P. Taft. The start of the 1916 season the Cubs moved from the West Side Grounds to Weeghman Field.  In 1926, the ballpark was renamed “Wrigley Field.”

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Shea Stadium April 17 How did I miss it?

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In 1963 I shot a Shea Stadium being constructed, i was 16 at the time. I also went to the next to last game at Shea and shot not the field but the interior that the fans see on at ballpark but never notice that it is also what makes a stadium.

Originally posted on ballparkprints.com:

How did I miss yesterday April 17?  On April 17,1964, five days before the New York World Fair would be open to the public Shea Stadium opened with the Mets losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 before a crowd of 50,312.

  

Opening Day April 17 1964  www.ballparkprints.com

Opening Day April 17 1964
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This image speaks for it self...

This image speaks for it self…

 Shea Stadium 2009

Forty-Six years earlier I photographed from this exact spot Shea being be built

Forty-Six years earlier I photographed from this exact spot Shea being be built

Next to last game and final win at Shea..

Next to last game and final win at Shea..

Shea Stadium 1963   

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This Weeks ” The Weekend Photographers Corner” Philippe Halsman

Three weeks ago on my twitter page ( https://twitter.com/ballparkprints ) I created “The Weekend Photographers Corner.” The first two photographers  I selected Ernst Hass, and Dan Budnik  

Last Sunday I selected Philippe Halsman  1906 -1979   http://philippehalsman.com/   as this weeks photographer who’s work is amazing, and as fresh today as was when he created in his studio, on location, and the darkroom..

This week while watching Jeopardy April 16, one of the categories was “Staff of Life and the $1600  question:

1954 Philippe Halsman Snapped This Carmen Jones Actress, The First Black Woman On A Life Cover

I was surprised to see his name no even tried to answer the question and I knew I pick was the right one for this weekend

The answer is to the question is one of these images…..

Enjoy, and seek out more of his work, Ernst Hass, Dan Budnik and I hope you join me next week for ??????

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Shea Stadium April 17 How did I miss it?

How did I miss yesterday April 17?  On April 17,1964, five days before the New York World Fair would be open to the public Shea Stadium opened with the Mets losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 before a crowd of 50,312.

  

Opening Day April 17 1964  www.ballparkprints.com

Opening Day April 17 1964
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SheaStadium1100-1 SheaStadium-1100-22 SheaStadium-1100-25 SheaStadium-1100-21 SheaStadium-1100-19 SheaStadium-1100-20 SheaStadium-1100-18 SheaStadium-1100-16 SheaStadium-1100-14 SheaStadium-1100-15 SheaStadium-1100-12 SheaStadium-1100-13 SheaStadium-1100-11 Shea Stadium 2009

This image speaks for it self...

This image speaks for it self…

 Shea Stadium 2009

Forty-Six years earlier I photographed from this exact spot Shea being be built

Forty-Six years earlier I photographed from this exact spot Shea being be built

Next to last game and final win at Shea..

Next to last game and final win at Shea..

Shea Stadium 1963   

Natural Grass Facts for Sports

Originally posted on MURRAY COOK'S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG:

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Back in 2005 I started Blogging for MLB.com.  My good friend Mark Newman thought a grounds keeping blog might be pretty unique to provide information to folks around the world related to taking care of sports fields and or your homelawn.   I’ve been asked some fun questions about my blog ( that I write out of the love for educating folks about the sportsturf industry).   Looking back at 2005 when I started and at a few of the early blog stories I came across one that highlighted some facts about natural grass.  A lot has happened in 9 years but one constant has been the evolution of better, stronger and more durable turfgrasses for our baseball fields.

During this crazy spring weather where we are seeing temps go from 80 degrees to 30 with snow the OVERNIGHT,  i take my hat off to all the natural grass turf managers that get…

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Special Feature on Don Mattingly’s 1984 Batting Title – June Issue

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As a long time Yankee Ticket Plan holder, I got to see allot great moments on the field and Mattingly and Winfield tipping their ball caps to the fans ranks right up there If Don Mattingly was schedule to bat in the bottom of 9th the fans (me) would always stay and watch him bat. You always felt that he could do something to turn the game around and get us a win.
I’m an American League fan but if Mattingly get the Dodgers into the World Series and it is against any AL team but mine I am rooting for him…

Originally posted on Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine:

April 11, 2014 – In early March, I spent a morning with former Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly in Glendale, Arizona. I interviewed Mattingly about his historic 1984 campaign for a feature that will be published in the June Issue of Yankees Magazine.

Twenty years ago, Mattingly edged out teammate Dave Winfield for the American League batting title on the last day of the regular season.

In my conversation with Mattingly, he spoke about the first time he realized that he and Winfield were atop the batting charts in 1984.

“At some time in June, Dave and I were asked to pose for a Sports Illustrated photo together,” said Mattingly, who is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I didn’t think about it as a serious competition. We were on the same team, and we were trying to win games. I wasn’t really competing with Dave, and I didn’t…

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Opening Day, Mike Trout and 2014 Season Expectations

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A baseball analytics blog from Vince Gennaro, president of the Society for American Baseball Research and author of Diamond Dollar$: The Economics of Winning in Baseball

Originally posted on Diamond Dollar$:

Happy (full) Opening Day. First a comment on the Mike Trout contract, also known as the “perfect deal” for both sides. The Angels and Mike Trout nailed it. Six years at $144.5 million is the dream scenario for both sides. The length and terms of the deal are optimal. For those who think the deal should be longer, I would argue that each of the next two years would be priced at $40 million per year, a price that the Angels were well advised to avoid. The reason the Angels could get Trout to agree to a deal at this relatively modest commitment is because they are giving him the opportunity (actually gift) of re-pricing himself at the young age of 29. For a player of Trout’s caliber (or at least what most people expect Trout to be), hitting the free agent market at 29 vs. say 31 years old…

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I feel Rejuvenated

Let’s be honest, this winter was a bummer and I could not wait until pitchers and catchers reported. Shortly after they reported we hit the road and spent the month of March in Florida visiting spring training ballparks. Now the 2014 baseball season is off and running I feel rejuvenated.

 

This panoramic image was taken March 4th, at Champion Stadium the spring training home of the Braves….

On this Day 1962

The Indians trade Gold Glove first baseman Vic Power and left-handed pitcher Dick Stigman(image is of Stigman pitching to Maris with Mantle on deck 1961) to the Twins for pitcher 20-game loser Pedro Ramos, who will compile a 26-30 record during his 2+ seasons with the Tribe. Power will contribute 2+ solid seasons with Minnesota batting .278, and their new southpaw will post a .702 winning percentage, the best in the American League this season, winning 12 of 17 decisions.

August 20, 1961 Cleveland Municipal Stadium. First game of a Cleveland Indian/NY Yankee doubleheader. Dick Stigman pitching in relief of Jim Perry to Roger Maris with Mickey Mantle on deck. Final score Yankees 6, Cleveland 0. In this game Mantle hit home run number 46 in the 1st inning and Maris hit number 49 in the 3rd. For more images visit www.ballparkprints.com

August 20, 1961 Cleveland Municipal Stadium. First game of a Cleveland Indian/NY Yankee doubleheader. Dick Stigman pitching in relief of Jim Perry to Roger Maris with Mickey Mantle on deck. Final score Yankees 6, Cleveland 0. In this game Mantle hit home run number 46 in the 1st inning and Maris hit number 49 in the 3rd.
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