Hooks & Runs

184 - Class Warfare in Detroit!: The Old Ballparks Project, Part 2

January 21, 2024 Hooks & Runs: A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 5 Episode 184
Hooks & Runs
184 - Class Warfare in Detroit!: The Old Ballparks Project, Part 2
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It's been a minute but Rex and Craig this week pick up the old ballparks project started in Episode 127. Andrew, Craig and Rex ranked the 14 brick, concrete and steel ballparks build between 1909 and 1923 (with the Baker Bowl, built in 1895 thrown in for good measure) based upon several factors we don't remember and didn't exactly follow. This episode includes the middle tier - the ballparks that emerged from the process ranked 6-10.

Also this week Hooks & Runs remembers Merv Connors, a ballplayer who played parts of two seasons for the White Sox in the late 1930s.

Episodes mentioned:
172 - They Were Two People Desperate to Stay in the Game w/ Bob LeMoine

Errata: Craig, it's Comiskey Park, not Comiskey Field.  Craig, it was Ralph Terry, not Bill Terry. Craig, Ralph Kiner led the National League in home runs every year from 1946 to 1952, not from 1947 to 1954. Mazeroksi's blast was the first walk-off home run in World Series history, not in history. The Yankees outscored the Pirates in the 1960 World Series 55-27, not 54-27.

Sources:
Philip J. Lowry, "Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks (Walker & Co. 2006).
Al Kamen, "High Court Throws Out Baseball Suit," Washington Post (Oct. 12, 1988) (accessed January 13, 2024).
Wikipedia for the ballparks and ball clubs mentioned and the sources cited therein.
www.baseball-reference.com

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Introduction
Legendary College and Pro Football Coaches are Out
No. 10 - Tiger Stadium in Detroit
No. 9 - League Park in Cleveland
No. 8 - Braves Field in Boston
No. 7 - Forbes Field in Pittsburgh
No. 6 - Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C.