#1 Camden Yards warehouse, from behind home plate. (August 1, 2009)
#2 View of left field, from behind home plate. (August 1, 2009)
#3 View from the upper deck near the left field corner. (August 1, 2009)
#4 Southeast entrance, showing the B&O warehouse and Bromoseltzer clock tower. (August 1, 2009)
#5 Southwest entrance, after a night game. (August 1, 2009)
#6 Southwest entrance, after a day game. (August 5, 2006)
#7 Plaque from Memorial Stadium: "Time will not dim the glory of their deeds." (August 5, 2006)
#8 Northeast entrance. On the right is a statue of Babe Ruth, who grew up nearby. (Opening Day: April 4, 2005)
#3 From the parking lot near the southeast corner, with Shea Stadium in the background.
#4 East side, beyond right field bleachers, with auto repair shops on the right.
#5 North side, beyond center field, showing scoreboard and steps.
#6 Gate on the east side, showing the arched bridge behind the bullpens. (Photos #3 - #6 were taken Oct. 2, 2008)
#1 Infield, grandstand on third base side. (Stitched together and retouched.) The first four photos were taken August 5, 2004.
#2 Right field, downtown skyline. The Broderick Tower on the right is decorated with a huge mural of whales in the ocean.
#3 The scoreboard. Note the inner fence extending from the foul pole, installed in 2002. In 2005 the bullpens were moved into that vacant area. In back is Ford Field, home of the Lions since 2002.
#4 The grand entrance! Note the banners heralding the 2005 All Star Game, as well as the photos of Al Kaline and popular sportscaster Ernie Harwell.
#1 Grand view from the top of the upper deck, behind home plate.
#2 The field, from the main concourse level behind home plate.
#3 The western end of the grandstand, seen from the bleachers.
#4 View of the field and grandstand from the right field upper deck.
#5 The bull pens, the fountain/forest in center field, and the left field bleachers beyond.
#6 The right field grandstand, and the "Rockpile" bleachers, in center field beyond.
#7 The visiting team's dugout, and the press box up above. Note the row of purple "mile high" seats in the upper deck.
Great American Ballpark
#1 Grandstand, from center field. On top of the building in back are the words "PNC Bank," the namesake of the Pirates' new home. (Aug. 15, 2004)
#2 Main entrance, on the northwest side. On the left is the "The Spirit of Baseball" mural, in the foreground is the edge of the hole where Riverfront Stadium used to be. (Aug. 15, 2004)
#3 Center field, bleachers, and the Ohio River, from the upper deck. (Aug. 15, 2004)
#4 Infield, left field from first base side. At bat is Adam Dunn, then leading the majors with 36 home runs. This time he struck out. (Digitally retouched; Aug. 15, 2004)
#5 View from across the river, similar to Photo # 8 below. (Aug. 15, 2009)
#6 The "Pete Rose Way" garage entrance at the northeast corner. On the building to the right it says, "...Rounding third and heading for home." (Aug. 15, 2009)
Jacobs (Progressive) Field
#1 The west (left field) corner, from the outside. (Feb. 1998)
#2 Distant view from the south, with Cleveland skyline. (Aug. 1998)
#3 View of the field from just outside the gate in the left field corner. (Feb. 1998)
#4 The main entrance behind home plate. (Feb. 1998)
# 1 View from behind home plate, in front of the press box; U.S. Capitol is at the far left.
# 2 View from the upper deck on the third base side.
# 3 View from the left field corner; Anacostia River is in the background.
# 4 View from the upper deck on the first base side.
# 5 The press box, a.k.a. "Shirley Povich Media Center."
# 6 Behind the Red Porch are statues of Frank Howard, Walter Johnson (left), and Josh Gibson (right, not seen here).
# 7 The scoreboard, showing Ryan Zimmerman, who hit the game-winning home run later that day.
(Photos #1 - #7 were taken Sept. 6, 2009)
# 8 Steps leading up to the southeastern gate.
# 9 The right field grandstand at the seventh inning stretch. At the right are Joe Perkins and his son Joey.
#10 The upscale box seats, many of which are often empty.
# 11 Low-level view of left field and the "Red Porch."
#12 The main concourse has plenty of elbow room for fans in need of refreshments.
(Photos #8 - #12 were taken Aug. 2, 2008)
#13 External view from the northeast corner, on First Street S.E. (March 20, 2010)
#15 Under construction: the grandstand in the right field corner. (Dec. 31, 2006)
#1 Grand view from upper deck, toward left center field.
#2 The grandstand and infield from the upper deck in the right field corner.
#3 Looking toward right field and downtown Pittsburgh from the upper deck in the left field corner.
#4 The upper deck behind home plate, with various terraces for private parties and the press box at the "nosebleed level."
#5 The bullpens and Roberto Clemente Bridge, as seen from the upper deck in the left field corner.
#6 In the seventh inning, with Ryan Zimmerman on first base, Josh Willingham hits the go-ahead home run that began the Nationals' eight-game winning streak.
#7 The scoreboard, bleachers, and huge spiral ramp in left field.
#8 Right field seats and the river walk as seen from the upper deck in the right field corner.
#9 The construction site, from the northwest corner behind home plate. (August, 2000)
U.S. Cellular Field
#7 Exterior view from a passenger train along the west (first base) side, October 4, 2008 -- one day before the White Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS, winning 5-3. (They lost the following evening and were eliminated.)
#1 External view from the southeast, at the corner of Addison and Sheffield Streets. Harry Caray statue is to the right of the tent.
#2 Peeking inside through the fence by the right field corner.
#3 The back of the bleachers and scoreboard, at the corner of Waveland Ave. and Sheffield St. ( #8a -- Aug. 1998)
#4 Closeup of the newly-expanded bleachers hanging over the sidewalk along Waveland Ave.
#5 View from the northwest, at the corner of Waveland Ave. and Seminary St. ( #5a -- Aug. 1998)
#6 External view of the west side, showing the statue of the beloved Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks.
#7 The main entrance on the southwest side (behind home plate), at the corner of Clark and Addison Streets, with the classic marquis. ( #7a -- Aug. 1998)
(Taken on Oct. 4, 2008, one day after the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in the NLDS game. )
Yankee Stadium II
#12 North side exterior, by the left field corner. (Oct. 3, 2008)
#13 Northeast side exterior, behind the center field bleachers. (Oct. 3, 2008)
#14 Distant view of the southwest side, with old Yankee Stadium on the right. (Oct. 3, 2008)
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
#1 A left-field view of the plainest "doughnut" stadium ever built, taken during this stadium's final season. This shows how far away from fair territory most fans had to sit. (Courtesy of John Clem.)
#2 Banners in back of center field commemorated the Braves' Hall of Famers: pitcher Warren Spahn (#21), third baseman Eddie Matthews (#41), center fielder Hank Aaron (#44), pitcher Phil Niekro (#35), and Dale Murphy (#3). (Courtesy of John Clem.)
Busch Stadium II
#1 This is the view from the top of the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch situated on the St. Louis waterfront. (August 26, 1987)
#3 The west side of Busch Stadium, by the main ticket window. Just above my truck is a bronze bust of famed sportscaster Jack Buck, who had died a few months earlier. At the very top is the moon. (August 15, 2002)
#1 The remains of the grandstand on the first base side. In the distance is the old team office building.
#2 The team office building, where fans bought tickets. It is now used as a local community recreation center.
#3 The historical marker is next to the building, also visible in back of the middle car in the second photo. All photos on this page were taken in February 1998.
#1 View of field from upper deck, on a splendid day. (July ?, 1986, against the Kansas City Royals.)
#2 On the left (south side) is the huge plaque memorializing American soldiers and sailors from World War I and II.
#3 At the site where Memorial Stadium once stood is a new YMCA center (left) and a retirement community called "Stadium Place," off the right side. (April 4, 2005)
#1 View from upper deck on the first base side. (Cardinals vs. Expos exhibition game, April 1999)
#2 Infield from center field upper deck. (April 1999)
#3 From the top of the upper deck on the first base side. (April 30, 2005)
#4 Left field foul pole and bullpen. (April 30, 2005)
#5 Eager fans walking toward RFK Stadium. (Sept. 2, 2005)
#6 Right field corner, with "Hall of Stars." (Sept. 2, 2005)
#7 Batting practice, from right field corner. (Sept. 30, 2006)
#8 The only football game I ever saw at RFK: Redskins 24, Lions 7. (1986) Ticket courtesy of Mary Jane Slaski.
#9 Left field foul pole and foul line, from the upper deck. (Sept. 22, 2007)
#10 Section 542, Row 3, Seat 3 -- where the longest of Frank Howard's upper-deck home runs landed. (Sept. 22, 2007)
#11 Irate fan protests MASN, largely owned by the Baltimore Orioles: "Mr. Angelos Screws the Nationals!" (Sept. 2, 2005)
#12 Yours truly, with niece and her friend, after the first Nationals home game I attended. (Apr. 30, 2005)
#13 Humvees behind the fence right field. (April 1999)
#14 Dedication plaque of "D.C. Stadium." (June, 2004)
#15 Nats relief pitchers in the right field bullpen. (July 2, 2006)
#16 Special commemorative logos for the final series of games at RFK Stadium: "1962-2007." (Sept. 22, 2007)
#1 Grand view from the press box, mid-level.
#2 Third base line, ground level view.
#3 Right field, view from lower deck on third base side.
(closeup: Clem Snacks!!)
#4 Grandstand, view from left field lower deck.
#5 Yours truly at Monument Park. (Thanks, Brian!)
#6 Gate 4 -- the main (southwest) entrance.
#7 Gate 2 -- the north entrance.
#8 Yankee office entrance, and the new Stadium.
#9 Left field foul pole, full of goodbye graffitti.
(NOTE: Photos #10 - 14 were taken on July 22, 2004.)
#10 View from the upper deck behind home plate.
#11 Bleachers and bullpens, from the right field upper deck.
#12 View from the subway station behind bleachers.
#13 Distant view from the southwest, showing the "bat" chimney.