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Feb 24, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

lar at Wezen-Ball has created a nifty graph/ timeline which tracks every home ballpark used by the Major League clubs over the course of their entire existence. The explanation is here. The timeline itself is here.

Pfun Pfact: The Reds’ home park was once called “Palace of the Fans,” and was built with team money.  Now Hamilton County, Ohio taxpayers are getting soaked for the cost of Great American Ballpark.

The times. They change.

  1. lar @ wezen-ball - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Thanks, Craig. Glad you liked it. There’s certainly a lot that has changed over the years. I thought it was interesting that, even though it seems like we’re doing an awful lot of building stadiums these days, we’re really only harkening back to the old days. It was the middle of the century, when the only new stadiums seemed to be from relocating franchises, that was weird (though maybe they moved because of new stadiums?!). I bet the cycle between stadiums shortens considerably, though, even considering the massive amounts of money spent these days.
    .
    Oh, and there are some errors (on the Reds timeline, specifically). I’ll fix those when I get home from work. If you notice anything else (like the 1928 pennant being place in 1927), just let me know. Thanks.

  2. jwb - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    The Palace of the Fans had a really odd structure with the dugouts and it looks like standing room box seats right on the field. A different perspective than what we get now.
    http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/palace01.jpg

  3. GBSimons - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    “The Palace of the Fans.” Best. Ballpark Name. Ever.

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