Closing ’Em Down

Final Games at Thirteen Classic Ballparks


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

David M. Jordan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 32 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4968-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5989-6
Imprint: McFarland

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