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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:11 PM

Forbes Field 1909-1970

Last edited Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:52 PM - Edit history (1)

A no-hitter was never pitched in this ballpark.

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kairos12 Apr 2018 OP
Ohiogal Apr 2018 #1
world wide wally Apr 2018 #2
John1956PA Apr 2018 #3
cloudbase Jul 2018 #4

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:17 PM

1. Unbelievable!

I remember, as a kid, my dad had to go on business to Pittsburgh occasionally and his client would take him to a game there. After the game they'd go to the Pittsburgh Athletic Club for a beer and sometimes they'd sit next to Bob Prince at the bar.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:37 PM

2. In spite of no-hitters being a rare and special thing, I find that tidbit to be pretty amazing

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 08:09 PM

3. DU thread from last August in which the non-occurrence of a no-hitter at Forbes Field is mentioned

The August 2017 thread, which begins with a discussion of another park from yesteryear, can be found at https://demu.gr/12061953 .

As mentioned in the thread, Forbes Field outfield dimensions were considerably deep. Here is an exceprt from Wikipedia at http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/ballparks/forbes-field/ :

One level of seating extended to both the left and right field foul poles and bleachers were located in left and center fields. The scoreboard was part of the outfield wall in left field. Original dimensions at Forbes Field were 360 ft. (left), 462 ft. (center), and 376 ft. (right). . . .

After the Pirates acquired slugger Hank Greenberg they moved the left field in 30 feet to 330 feet after World War II. This area became known as Greenberg Gardens and later Kinerís Korner when Ralph Kiner became part of the Pirates. Forbes Field featured an ivy covered brick wall in left and left-center field.


It seems to me that the outfield bleachers were beyond the right field, rather than the left field.

Image of Forbes Field:




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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 04:38 PM

4. I grew up a five minute walk from Forbes Field.

$1 for a seat in the bleachers.

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