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Saturday, January 01, 2022

7 unexpected stadiums teams called home

3. The White Sox head north to Milwaukee (20 games, 1968-69)
Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee

For a brief four-season period from 1966-69, after the Braves had departed for Atlanta yet before the Seattle Pilots were reborn as the Brewers, Milwaukee had no Major League Baseball. Local car dealer, enormous baseball fan, Braves minority owner and future Commissioner Bud Selig had attempted to keep the Braves in town, but when that failed, he turned his sights to ensuring baseball returned to Wisconsin.

Selig first organized a successful exhibition game between the White Sox and Twins on July 24, 1967. (How in the world he managed to convince the White Sox to stop in Milwaukee in between a doubleheader in Kansas City on July 23 and another doubleheader home in Chicago on July 25 is another story entirely.) That led to nine regular-season home games—one against each other AL team, all starting or ending a series in Chicago—in Milwaukee in 1968, which were well-attended despite the Sox losing eight of nine and getting shut out four times.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 01, 2022 at 05:35 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Canusee Posted: January 02, 2022 at 09:04 AM (#6059330)
In the Las Vegas clip you can see the pitcher is Ariel Prieto, an interesting historical figure I had forgotten and the only pitcher I recognized from this game It's easy to see catcher Terry Steinbach getting the last out at first but had to look at the boxscore to identify the skinny guy getting the out at second as first baseman Jason Giambi. I had forgotten McGwire had missed most of the first month and still hit 52 HR's.
   2. JRVJ Posted: January 02, 2022 at 01:52 PM (#6059352)
What a fun story.
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: January 02, 2022 at 06:29 PM (#6059371)
That's a hell of a play by Ernie Young - and that fence was not in the least padded. Ow.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: January 02, 2022 at 07:56 PM (#6059377)
The Dodgers won six of eight in Jersey City in 1956, and five of eight in '57. [Jackie] Robinson, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays and Frank Robinson were among the legends to homer there.

Meaning that Ernie, Willie and Frank homered against the Dodgers in Ebbets, Roosevelt Stadium, the LA Memorial Coliseum and Chavez Ravine...

   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 02, 2022 at 08:18 PM (#6059379)
Willie also homered against them in the Polo Grounds, Seals Stadium, Candlestick and Shea.
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 02, 2022 at 11:19 PM (#6059396)
Willie also homered against them in the Polo Grounds, Seals Stadium, Candlestick and Shea.

I was going to say also in various Spring training ballparks, but the Giants were always in the Cactus League during Willie's career, while the Dodgers were in the Grapefruit League.
   7. Rally Posted: January 03, 2022 at 11:36 AM (#6059422)
Surprised no mention of the 2021 Blue Jays. Were they the greatest 4th place team ever?

3 home parks in one year.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: January 03, 2022 at 04:13 PM (#6059474)

3 home parks in one year.

Vlad's halfway to Willie's 8 against the Rays.

(I was looking for others who might beat that, but couldn't come up with anyone).

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