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Opening Day: 1908

Opening Day: 1908

Opening Day at Hilltop Park, April 14, 1908. New York Highlanders and Philadelphia Athletics. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.


Hilltop Park

Some photos of Hilltop Park can be seen here. Seems it existed as a ballpark and a home for the Highlanders/Yankees for just over ten years; it was demolished in 1914.
Denny Gill
Chugiak, Alaska

Philadelphia Americans

Legend on Photo says Phila. Americans, instead of Athletics.

[Philadelphia Americans is short for Philadelphia American League team. As opposed to the Philadelphia Nationals. - Dave]

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