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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-31-2018

New York Tribune, October 31, 1918:

[Red Sox owner Harry Frazee and Braves Field owner James Gaffney] spent most of the day at [Braves] field, looking over the big plant and discussing the proposition to have the games of both clubs played there in the future.
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Five years ago, when he built Braves’ Field at a cost of more than half a million dollars, Gaffney turned down a chance to hire Fenway Park for $20,000 a year. Fenway Park is now almost too valuable real estate to be used for baseball purposes, and it is the natural move for the Red Sox owner to hitch up with the National Leaguers so that both clubs may use the same plant.

It is known that Mr. Frazee has had an opportunity to dispose of the Fenway real estate at an advantage…

I can’t even imagine how different things would be if Frazee had kept Ruth and sold Fenway.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 31, 2018 at 09:46 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, fenway park, history

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Former Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes hates Fenway Park and Wrigley Field

In the Harrington Era, I agreed with Hughes assessment. The changes made by Henry’s group, though, changed my mind. It doesn’t have some of the amenities of the newer older parks but they don’t have Fenway’s charm.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 30, 2018 at 12:52 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: fenway park, phil hughes, wrigley field

 

 

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