Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium

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No ballpark in Philadelphia was more revered than the one atTwenty-first Street and Lehigh Avenue. Originally called ShibePark and later Connie Mack Stadium, it opened in 1909 asAmerica's first steel-and-concrete stadium. When it closed in1970, it had earned a special place in the hearts and minds ofPhiladelphia sports fans. Home of the Athletics for 46 years, thePhillies for 32 and a half seasons, and the Eagles for 18 years, itwas also the site of many boxing matches, Negro League baseballgames, and college and high school baseball and football games.Over the years, as the area developed, Shibe Park became knownfor its obstructed views, delicious hot dogs, Sunday curfews,absence of beer, and boobirds. Along with memorable teams andgames, the ballpark played host to eight World Series and twoAll-Star Games.
ISBN: 9780738576534
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rich Westcott is a baseball writer and historian and the author of 21 previous books. A leading expert on Philadelphia sports history, he has served on the staffs of newspapers and magazines for more than 40 years. He is president of the Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association and a member of three halls of fame.
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