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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Shibe Park: 1913

Shibe Park: 1913

October 8, 1913. First-base grandstand at Shibe Park, Philadelphia. 1913 World Series. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Connie Mack Stadium

I lived about 10 blocks from Connie Mack Stadium and in the 60's went to a # of games. Can still see Stan Musial standing in the outfield during batting practice. Once, I saw Roberto Clemente and other Pirates getting off the team bus in front of the stadium (I liked to get there early for batting practice); was there the time the Phillies' Art Mahaffey struck out 17 Cubs (think Ernie Banks) and watched Richie Allen hit a ball over the LF roof- 529 feet. Do not miss obstructed view behind those pillars though!

Bowlers

I'm likely wrong, after a less-than-a-full minute scan of this photo at full size, but I can only identify four women among this crowd of bowler-hatted men. Anyone else see more?
Denny Gill
Chugiak, Alaska

Sorry about 1964, Ron

Phillies 1964 = NY Mets 2007.

(For those not in the know, those baseball teams experienced two of the biggest September pennant-race collapses in Major League history.)

My only memory of Shibe is watching an Astros game on TV in the late 1960s, and Phillies outfielder Alex Johnson fielded his position in the shadow of a light standard. As the shadow moved, so did Johnson. Standing in the shade was more important than who was at the plate. I'm quite sure the Houston announcers were quite critical of Johnson.

Boooo!

Connie Mack Stadium

By the time I got to see this ballpark it was renamed Connie Mack, this was in the 60's, note the people looking at the game from rooftops, this park was knocked down in the 70's and a church is in its place. I have great memories of the ballbark even in 1964!!!! Only a die hard Phillies fan or big time baseball fan will know what that means. Here is a good web page with some facts and pictures:

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/shibep.htm

 
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