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Status Updates posted by DrungoHazewood

  1. <p><p><p>Here's a question you might know the answer to: How did they orient the ballfield when the IL O's played at Municipal Stadium after the fire? Did they have a ridiculously short porch on one side, like the Dodgers at the LA Coliseum?</p></p></p>

  2. <p><p><p>Thanks for the reply. I have a copy of Baseball in Baltimore, and read a library copy of The Home Team many years ago, so I'm familiar with the picture from the outfield. The insurance map is very cool, as it highlights how the field had to fit into the lot/stands - I'd never noticed before how home plate sits off to the left side of the main grandstand. With that map and the photo I think we could guesstimate fence distances, which I don't know of any source that's tried before.</p></p></p>

  3. <p><p><p>I know you're a O's history guy, obviously from your user name and avatar. Here's a little obscure question: I've only seen two photographs of Union Park, the one in your avatar and the (relatively) famous one from the 1897 end-of-season game against Boston. Have you ever seen any other photographs of Union Park, or maybe even some of the earlier NA/AA parks in Baltimore? It's amazing that so little has survived from that era, although I guess the '44 fire at Oriole/Terrapin Park probably destroyed a lot.</p></p></p>

  4. <p><p><p>If you don't want the grief, don't post stuff that doesn't make any sense. A rule of thumb around here is if Frobby is yelling at you, you're <em>really </em>off base.</p></p></p>

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