Fore! … I’ll Meet You at The Corner

The Cubs were an early baseball powerhouse while playing at this long-ago ballpark.

The Cubs were an early baseball powerhouse while playing at this long-ago ballpark.

By Glen Sparks

Ready for a wintertime edition of Which Old Ballpark? I’ll post the answers tomorrow. Good luck!

  1. This old ballpark was built on the site of the old Allston Golf Course.
  2. This ballpark opened April 10, 1912, the same day as Fenway Park. An informal name for the ballpark was “The Corner.”
  3. The Cubs won four pennants in five years playing at this old ballpark, pre-Wrigley Field.
  4. This ballpark was dedicated in 1902 at Findlay Street and Western Avenue.
  5. A paid crowd of 76,979 saw the first game ever played at this ballpark, Sunday, July 31, 1932.
  6. This east coast ballpark stood on high ground, hence the name.
  7. Boston’s Ted Williams went 6-8 in a season-ending doubleheader in 1941, finishing the year .406.
  8. The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first National League game at this former ballpark, April 30, 1887.
  9. Adm. George Dewey, hero of the Spanish-American War, was on site to dedicate this former ballpark on April 29, 1901, before a crowd of 10,000 fans.
  10. One of the many signs on this old ballpark read “Hit Sign, Win Suit.” Need another clue? The “h” and an “e” in the Schaefer’s Beer sign could be illuminated to designate a hit or an error.
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