Brooklyn, New York
Tenant: Brooklyn Superbas (later Dodgers; NL)
Opened: April 30, 1898
First night game: Never
Last Superbas game: October 5, 1912
Capacity: 18,800 (1914).
Los Angeles Dodgers tickets:
Location: Left field (NW), 3rd Avenue; third base (SW), 3rd Street; first base (SE), 4th Avenue; right field (NW), 1st Street.
Dimensions: Left field: 335 ft. (1898), 375.95 ft. (1908), 300 ft. (1914); left center: 500 ft. (1898), 443.5 ft. (1908); center field: 445 ft. (1898), 424.7 ft. (1908), 400 ft. (1914); right center: 300 ft. (1898); right field: 215 ft. (1898), 295 ft. (1899), 301.84 ft. (1908), 275 ft. (1914); backstop: 90 ft. (1898), 15 (1908).
Fences: Left and center field: 12 feet; right field: 42 feet (13 feet brick topped by 29 feet canvas).
- This was the third ballpark to stand on the site. Other versions were in use between 1884 and 1890.
- Part of the clubhouse wall still stands. It is now the 3rd Avenue wall to the Con Edison yard at 222 1st Street in Brooklyn.
Recommended Reading (bibliography):
- Babe Ruth Slept Here: The Baseball Landmarks of New York City by Jim Reisler.
- Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present by Josh Leventhal and Jessica Macmurray.
- The Ballpark Book: A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic (Revised Edition) by Ron Smith and Kevin Belford.
- City Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks by Philip Bess.
- Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark by Michael Gershman.
- Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks by Philip J. Lowry.
- Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields by Lawrence S. Ritter.
- Roadside Baseball: A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America by Chris Epting.
- The Story of America's Classic Ballparks (VHS).
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View of Washington Park courtesy of the Franklin Digital Collection.
Updated July 2001
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