Los Angeles s Historic Ballparks

Baseball's long and storied history in Los Angeles has been played at venues including the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was part of an amusement park, as well as Gilmore Field, where the Hollywood Stars played, and Wrigley Field, ...

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738580325

Category: History

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Baseball's long and storied history in Los Angeles has been played at venues including the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was part of an amusement park, as well as Gilmore Field, where the Hollywood Stars played, and Wrigley Field, where many movies and television shows were filmed. The 1923-vintage Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the Dodgers' first home in California in 1958, when they moved from Brooklyn. Greater Los Angeles also featured professional baseball at Olive Memorial Stadium in Burbank, Brookside Park in Pasadena, on Catalina Island, plus at numerous diamonds throughout Orange and Riverside Counties, where legends including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Connie Mack appeared. Most fans know Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium, but many other historic ballparks existed in Southern California. Their images are collected together here for the first time.

Ballparks of North America

A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and
Stadiums, 1845 to Present Michael Benson ... It was dedicated September 27 ,
1925 , and was home until the 1950s to the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific
Coast ...

Author: Michael Benson

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023140556

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This chronologically arranged history book of ballparks are listed under their cities. It lists the name of the ballpark, the league of the first team to play there, location, dimensions of the field of play, seating capacity, and attendance records.

Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal

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baseball / american / wrigla . htm ( last visited Nov . 1 , 2002 ) . 37 See Chicago
Cubs , Wrigley Field History and Information available at http : / / chicago . cubs ...

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World History

The desire to watch such events — and the need to provide a place where a
large number of people can do their watching — is a very old one. The stadium is
the ... stadium in Los Angeles, California (center), was used to hold the large
crowds attending the Olympic Games held there in 1984. The Astrodome ...
Finally, in the 1990s, architects have been reinventing ballparks, returning to
original roots.

Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 0030535271

Category: Education

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City of Dreams

To what ends and to whose benefit, Podair asks? Hard questions, indeed, that other American cities with subsidized stadiums are asking too."--Kevin Starr, University of Southern California "There's a real need for this book.

Author: Jerald Podair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192796

Category: History

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A vivid history of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform Los Angeles When Walter O’Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark, he ignited a bitter half-decade dispute over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped create modern Los Angeles. In a vivid narrative, Jerald Podair tells how the city was convulsed over whether, where, and how to build the stadium. Eventually, it was built on publicly owned land from which the city had uprooted a Mexican American community, raising questions about the relationship between private profit and “public purpose.” Indeed, the battle over Dodger Stadium crystallized issues with profound implications for all American cities. Filled with colorful stories, City of Dreams will fascinate anyone who is interested in the history of the Dodgers, baseball, Los Angeles, and the modern American city.

They Play You Pay

This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a re‐privatization of ballpark and stadium financing.

Author: James T. Bennett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461433323

Category: Business & Economics

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They Play, You Pay is a detailed, sometimes irreverent look at a political conundrum: despite evidence that publicly funded ballparks, stadiums, and arenas do not generate net economic growth, governments keep on taxing sales, restaurant patrons, renters of automobiles, and hotel visitors in order to build ever more elaborate cathedrals of professional sport—often in order to satisfy an owner who has threatened to move his team to greener, more subsidy‐happy, pastures. This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a re‐privatization of ballpark and stadium financing. It ties together disparate strands in a fascinating story, examining the often colorful cases through which governments became involved in sports. These range from the well‐known to the obscure—from Yankee Stadium and the Astrodome to the Brooklyn Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles (to a privately built ballpark constructed upon land that had been seized via eminent domain from a mostly Mexican‐American population) to such arrant giveaways as Cowboys Stadium. It examines alternatives that might lessen the pressure for public subsidies, whether the Green Bay Packers model (in which the team’s owners are local stockholders) or via league expansions. It also takes a look at little-known, yet significant, episodes such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s intervention in the collegiate football crisis of 1905—a move that indirectly put the federal government on the side of such basic rule changes as the legalization of the forward pass. They Play, You Play is a fresh look at a political and economic puzzle: how it came to be that Joe and Jane Sixpack in the Bronx and Dallas subsidize the Steinbrenners and Jerry Joneses of professional sport.

The Geography of Sports Stadiums

Maher , C. ( 1971 ) " Major Sports Stadiums : They Keep Going Up " Los Angeles
Times , Nov 14 , 1971 . Marling , K. A. ( 1990 ) Blue ribon : a social and pictorial
history of the Minnesota State Fair , St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press .

Author: Bakama Bernard BakamaNume

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00445305S

Category: Sports facilities

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Historic Preservation

Quarterly of the National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings ... 1996 TAKE
ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME : HISTORIC BALLPARKS OF THE NORTHEAST
July 16-23 , 1996 NOVA SCOTIA ... 10-16 , 1996 AMERICAN ORIENT EXPRESS
ACROSS THE U.S.A. FROM WASHINGTON , D.C. , TO LOS ANGELES , CALIF .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036241068

Category: Historic buildings

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Baseball in Orange County

The history of baseball in Orange County, Calif., from its beginnings among oil well workers in the late 1880s to the present day.

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738593289

Category: History

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The history of baseball in Orange County, Calif., from its beginnings among oil well workers in the late 1880s to the present day.

Historic Preservation Law

B14, discussing a “massive relic of the Dodgers old ballpark” which is believed to
be one of “the oldest standing piece of a ... Combinations of Historic Preservation
and Environmental Solutions “A Century Later, Los Angeles Begins Atoning for ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063706902

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Queen of Diamonds

Each old ballpark had its own design and unique character , but the new
stadiums had few distinguishing features . ... where they were from the shape of
the stadium , ” writes John Pastier , a Los Angeles architecture critic and ballpark
expert .

Author: Michael Betzold

Publisher: Northmont Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1878005766

Category: Baseball

Page: 341

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Loyola of Los Angeles law review

Under the reasoning in Peterson , it appears that the ballpark may be liable for
physical injuries to plaintiffs even when the injury is caused by the ... The Los
Angeles Times carried a brief article on a Texas trial court decision in which the
Houston Sports Association , owner of the ... According to the Times , an 11 - year
- old girl was hit in the head by a ball estimated to be traveling at 125 miles per
hour .

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A Guide to Historic Places in Los Angeles County

Prepared Under the Auspices of the History Team of the City of Los Angeles
American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Judson Grenier, Doyce Blackman
Nunis, Jean Bruce Poole. has been an integral part of the community and used ...

Author: Judson Grenier

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ISBN: UOM:39015013001626

Category: Historic sites

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Los Angeles Newsletter

... on 318 acres of land , close to the heart of Los Angeles , which was being
graded and leveled for a major league ballpark . ... Never before in Los Angeles
history have so many newspaper reporters , radio commentators and television ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158008668070

Category: Los Angeles County (Calif.)

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America History and Life

1365 la Basketball . Amateur Athletic Union . 1921 - 68 . 5750b - Authenticity .
Blacks . Literature . Masculinity . 1970 - 2003 . 5651d - Biographies . Coaches .
Success . Wooden , John . 1920 ' s - 70 ' s . 92616 Blacks . Documentaries .
Family .

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Lost Ballparks

Author: Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911216490

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Baseball has a history like no other American sport. The Union Grounds in Brooklyn, New York, is considered to be the first ballpark ever built, when William Cammeyer decided to use the Union Skating Pond as a ground for baseball games in 1862. Professional teams followed in 1871 and enterprising owners began to invest in the creation of wooden palaces, such as the Grand Pavilion in Boston and Sportsman’s Park in St Louis. The first steel-and-concrete ballpark was Shibe Park in Philadelphia built in 1909 which housed a then-record 20,000 spectators and set the standard in ballpark design. The Brooklyn Dodgers matched that with Ebbet’s Field in 1913 and the New York Yankees trumped them with a 58,000 capacity Yankee stadium to house the legion of babe Ruth fans. Over the years the cathedrals of baseball have come, been copied and are now gone, with all but a few heavily-modernized exceptions. Lost Ballparks looks back at the most storied ballparks in baseball’s rich history. From the wooden bleachers of Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds to the ‘space age’ Houston Astrodome, to the tidal harbor ballpark at Ketchikan Alaska, there is a huge variety of ballparks that have fallen List of cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, DesMoines, Detroit, Emeryville (Ca), Fort Mill (SC), Houston, Indianapolis, Johnson City (NY), Kansas City, Ketchikan (Al), Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Montreal, Newark, NewOrleans, New York, Omaha, Rochester, St Louis, St Paul, St Petersburg, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo (Japan), Toledo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Wilmington.

US Family Travel Guide

Author: Zagat Survey (Firm)

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ISBN: 1570066248

Category: Travel

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Introducing the first-ever ZAGATSURVEY U.S. FAMILY TRAVEL GUIDE. Unlike other guides, this book integrates everything a family needs to plan a trip: where to stay, where to eat and what to see. Covering the best family attractions, hotels, motels and restaurants across the United States, this guide will be the ultimate resource for savvy adults travelling with children. The guide features * Zagat's signature consumer ratings and reviews on sites and attractions (rated on Child and Adult Appeal, Public Facilities, Service and Cost), plus restaurants and lodgings (with a special Family Appeal rating). * Fun 'top' lists and handy indexes such as Top for Toddlers, Top Beaches, Top Theme Parks, Family Discounts, Strollers Available and Workshops for Kids. This unique guide will be the only reference parents will need for a great holiday.

Management Science Applications to Leisure time Operations

Private stadiums built since 1960 include Dodger Stadium , Busch Stadium ( St.
Louis ) , The Astrodome , the New England ( NFL ) Stadium , Texas Stadium (
Dallas ) , the L. A. Forum , and the Philadelphia Spectrum . New vs. Old Stadiums
 ...

Author: Shaul P. Ladany

Publisher: North-Holland

ISBN: UIUC:30112000071206

Category: Leisure

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Colorado Heritage

The Journal of the Colorado Historical Society ... Perhaps ballpark designers
failed for lack of practice . ... The expansion Los Angeles Angels of the American
1 League played their inaugural season in 1961 in old Wrigley Field in south ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006017246

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