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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Crosley Field

This thread will cover the historic home of the cincinnati reds Crosley Field.

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Before there were any ballgames at the corner of Michigan & Trumbull, baseball was being played at Western & Findlay. Other than site marker, and some seats in front of one of the buildings that now occupy the site, there is no part of the structure that was Crosley Field to be found.



The postcard image below pictures Crosley within the confines of her neighborhood. For those not familiar with the area, Western Avenue is the road traveling on a diagonal behind the outfield fence, and Findlay Street is the road going down the right hand side of the postcard.



Professional baseball was first played at night under Crosley Field's lights. Another aspect of the playing field depicted above are the extension of the foul lines behind home plate which are then connected to the coach's boxes.



It is a beautiful day at the ballpark in Bill Purdam's lithograph "Crosley Field Revisited" As is so familiar to all who remember Crosley, the columns supporting the upper deck could obstruct some of your view of the playing field. In this case- 2nd base.

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A Crosley Field ticket booth stands ready to again serve any customers that may need a pair of tickets to a ballgame. Though it is being immaculately maintained, there is no game today.



The marker detailing the ticket booth pictured above.



Crosley Field's gravestone marker. Reading the marker, apparently there was no western boundary to Crosley Field. (Western Avenue was the eastern boundary, seemingly the start of an Abbott & Costello routine).



Much as the phoenix rises from the ashes, Crosley Field has been resurrected in Blush Ash, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. Rebuilt to the last playing field dimensions, it is not difficult to let one's mind wonder and complete the picture with the grandstands.

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Hugging the wall at the 366' marker in right.



The perspective from foul territory shows the many angles in the outfield wall, as well as the rise of the playing field toward the fence, a distinctive feature of the the original ballpark.

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Crosley Field 1940

Here is a nice photo taken at crosley field during the 1940 world series.
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Crosley Field

Here is a nice seating diagram of historic crosley field.
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1953 Allstar Game

Here is a photo showing crosley field on 7-15-1953 during the baseball allstar game.
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1961 World Series

Here is a photo of crosley field taken on 9-27-1961. the historic stadium is getting a paint job before the 1961 world series.
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1939 World Series

Here is a photo showing the cover of the 1939 world series program from crosley field in cincinnati.
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More Seats For Crosley Field

This is a ad from the 1939 world series program showing that a renovation was done to the historic stadium to ad more seats.
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