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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

What was the name of the ballpark the Cubs played in prior to Wrigley/Weeghman?



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:04 AM

Cap Anson.

 

 

The West Side Grounds



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

I thought it was West Side Park.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

Cap Anson.

 

 

The West Side Grounds

 

The Cubs played inside Cap Anson?  Not that there is anything wrong with that.

 

The West Side Grounds is correct.  The Cubs did play at West Side Park; however, it was used prior to South Side Park which was prior to West Side Grounds.

 

http://chicago.cubs....y/ballparks.jsp



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM

Sec Taylor Stadium 


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:30 AM

  • Location: Polk and Lincoln (now Wolcott) streets
  • Years: 1893-1915
  • Record at Park: 1,018-640
  • Capacity: 16,000
  • Dimensions: Left field: 340 feet; center field: 560 feet; right field: 316 feet
  • Notes: In 1893, the ballpark was used solely for Sunday home games

Holy outfield Batman!


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