Yankee "Stadium" myth (1911 and others)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Apr 10 17:03:53 UTC 2006

> To answer my own question of:
> ...
> 8 April 2006, New York Post, pg. 23, col. 1:
> Yankee Stadium was the  first ballpark to be called a
> "Stadium" rather than  a "Field," a "Park"  or a "Grounds."
> ...
> ...
> 17 April 1912, Los Angeles Times, pg. III2:
> Twelve thousand Portland fans today dedicated the greatest
> baseball stadium on the Pacific Slope and incidentally they
> saw San Francisco win from the champions, 2 to 1.
> ...

NEW LEASE SIGNED FOR POLO GROUNDS  Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs
Gazette | 1911-04-23 p. 19 col 2.
"A 25-year lease on the National League park, better known as the Polo
Grounds, signed today by the New York Baseball club, opens the way for
the construction here of the largest baseball stadium In the United

"When I Sat on the Bleachers "
John J. Evers, Baseball Magazine, September, 1911, Vol. VII, No. 5, p.
"There is a great deal more in viewing a ball game from the bleachers
than from the grandstand or the choicest box seat of a great stadium."

"White Sox Notes" Baseball Magazine, March, 1912, Vol. VIII, No. 5, p.
"For there, in the finest stadium in the American League, some of the
greatest players in either circuit will strive to win for Chicago the
pennant of 1912."

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