St. Louis, Missouri
Tenant: St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
Opened: April 27, 1893
First night game: Never
Last Cardinals game: June 6, 1920
Capacity: 14,500 (1893); 15,200 (1899); 21,000 (1909).
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Location: Left field (SE), Prairie Avenue; third base (NE), Natural Bridge Avenue and Fairground Park; first base (NW), Vandeventer Avenue; right field (SW), Lexington Avenue.
Dimensions: Left field: 470 ft. (1893), 380 ft. (1909); shoot the chutes at the left field foul pole and in right center: 625 ft. (1896); deepest left center: 520 ft. (1893), 400 ft. (1909); center field: 500 ft. (1893), 435 ft. (1909); right center: 330 ft. (1893), 320 ft. (1909); right field: 290 ft. (1893); backstop: 120 ft. (1893); foul territory: huge.
Recommended Reading (bibliography):
- St. Louis' Big League Ballparks by Joan M. Thomas.
- The Spirit of St. Louis: A History of St. Louis Cardinals and Browns by Peter Golenbock.
- 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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