Special Sub-Topic: Name That Park
|This stadium hosted the first ever All-Star Game in 1933, the Negro League All-Star game from 1933-1950, and it was home to Disco Demolition Night in 1979.|
Comiskey Park. Comiskey Park was built in 1910 on Chicago's south side. It was home to the famed "exploding scoreboard".
|This stadium was one of the "cookie-cutter" ballparks. It hosted the '74 and '94 All-Star game, and in this stadium the first NLCS game on AstroTurf was played.|
Three Rivers Stadium. Three Rivers Stadium was built in Pittsburgh in 1970. One of the most famous moments in MLB history occurred when Roberto Clemente got his 3000th, and final hit in his lifetime.
|This is one of the domed stadiums. Orange lights illuminated the outside of the stadium, and it was also known as the ThunderDome.|
Tropicana Field. Tropicana was built in 1990 for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Following the new arena for the Lightning, the expansion Devil Rays moved in at the start of the '98 season.
|This stadium was built in Mission Valley in 1969. It held at one point over 67,000, and its where Willie Mays got his 600th home run.|
Jack Murphy Stadium. Jack Murphy Stadium, later called Qualcomm Stadium, was erected in 1969 in the heart of San Diego. This is the place where Dock Ellis pitched his no-hitter in 1970, on LSD.
|This ballpark was home to "The Mad Dash" of Enos Slaugter, Babe's 700th home run, and it was almost named Budwieser Stadium.|
Sportsman's Park. Sportsman's Park was built for the St. Louis Browns in 1902. This was also home to the Browns 1935 total attendence of 81,000 people.
|This is where Eddie Collins and Ty Cobb got their 3000th hit, and Babe's 600th home run before it was called Tiger Stadium.|
Navin Field. Navin Field was built in 1912. It was home to many old pastimes at the ballpark, including the ever-famous 125 foot, in-play, flagpole. Detroit played at Briggs Stadium from 1938-1959, before the name of Tiger Stadium came into the picture.
|This stadium was home to the '69 & '86 World Series, Robin Vetura's grand slam single, and it was the third oldest ballpark in the NL.|
Shea Stadium. Shea Stadium was built in Queens in 1964. In 1974, the Mets and Cardinals played an amazing 25-inning game.
|In this ballpark, Eddie Murray & Dave Winfield got their 3000th, it was home to the '87 & '91 World Series, and is home to the Hefty Bag.|
HHH Metrodome. The Metrodome was the new home for the Twins at the start of '82 season, following the abandoning of Metropolitan Stadium. The very loud dome, and the "Homer Hankies" was the home field advantage the Twins needed to win the World Series in '87 and '91.
|This park was home to Nolan Ryan's 4000th career strikeout, Mays' 500th home run, and was given the title, "The Eight Wonder of the World".|
Astrodome. The Astrodome was built in 1965. This ballpark introduced the world to indoor baseball.
|This park was built in 1893, center field was 520 feet, and "Shoots-the-Chutes" roller coaster ran in the outfield.|
Robison Field. Robison Field was the first home of the Cardinals from 1893-1919.
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