Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Since it is Summer After All

Over the weekend my grandmother gave me a terrific piece of baseball memorabilia: the 1953 Gillette World Series Record Book. Inside are all kinds of interesting factoids like Box Scores for every All-Star game to that point, synopses of every World Series to that point and other finers points of the game like how to score and a glossary of baseball terms.

Most interesting to me, however, were the pictures of every Major League stadium from that season and the dimensions of the field and heights of walls. Below are the three stadia still in use today. Of course at the time this book was published, each of the fields were older than twenty-five years.

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