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Today in Baseball History: the early January edition

Baseball broadcasters and fans alike love the idea of “Today in Baseball History.” It’s the perfect middle-inning diversion during a mundane game, and a perfect diversion for fans. But that about the baseball events in the offseason? Jesse Goldberg-Strassler shares key events in baseball history for the beginning of January. —- Earlier in the day, […]

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Smokies Park / Tennessee Smokies OLD

This article has been replaced by a more recent visit to Smokies Park. Check it out here. FAST FACTS Opened: April 20, 2000 Capacity: 6,412 Dimensions: 330L, 400C, 330R Surface:  Bermuda grass Owner: Sevier County / City of Sevierville Website: smokiesbaseball.com Ticket Prices (2012): Field Level, $10; Bleacher Level, $8. Phone: 865/286-2300 League: Southern League […]

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Whataburger Field / Corpus Christi Hooks

Situated right on Corpus Christi Bay, Whataburger Field is one of Minor League Baseball’s finest facilities, as the home of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Class AA; Texas League) features a slew of fan-friendly amenities. FAST FACTS Opened: April 17, 2005Capacity: 5,050 seats, 19 suites, two outfield berms (2,000)Dimensions: 315L, 375LC, 400C, 375RC, 325RSurface: Natural grassArchitect: […]

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville’s Bosse Field. FAST FACTS Opened: June 17, 1915Capacity: 7,180Dimensions: 315L, 415C, 315RSurface: GrassOwner: Evansville Vanderburgh School CorporationWebsite: evansvilleotters.comTicket Prices (2012): Field Box, $8; General Admission, $5.  […]

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Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark / Oklahoma City Dodgers

Let’s begin with the bricks: 480,000 of them were used in the construction in the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). Small wonder, then, that the stadium is nicknamed The Brick. FAST FACTS Opened: April 16, 1998 Capacity: 13,066 seats Dimensions: 325L, 400C, 325R Surface: Grass Owner: […]

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