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Exposition Park

Pittsburgh and Exposition Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tenant: Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
Opened: 1890
First Pirates game: April 22, 1891
First night game: Never
Last Pirates game: June 29, 1909
Surface: Grass
Capacity: 16,000 (1914)

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Location: On the north shore of the Allegheny River across from downtown Pittsburgh, close to the current location of Three Rivers Stadium. Left field (S), B & O R.R. tracks and the Allegheny River; 3rd base (E), School (Scotland) Street; 1st base (N), South Avenue; right field (W), Grant (Galveston) Street.

Dimensions: Foul lines: 400 feet; center field: 450 feet.

Fences: n/a

Fans line the right field wall
 
Grandstand

Recommended Reading (bibliography):

  • Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present by Josh Leventhal and Jessica Macmurray.
  • The Ballpark Book: A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic (Revised Edition) by Ron Smith and Kevin Belford.
  • City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks by Philip Bess.
  • Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark by Michael Gershman.
  • Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks by Philip J. Lowry.
  • Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields by Lawrence S. Ritter.
  • Roadside Baseball: A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America by Chris Epting.
  • The Story of America's Classic Ballparks (VHS).

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PHOTOGRAPHS:

View of Pittsburgh and Exposition Park courtesy of the Franklin Digital Collection.
View of fans along right field wall by Munsey & Suppes.
View of grandstand by Munsey & Suppes.

Updated March 2000

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