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Braves Field

 

First and Figures

  • Status:    Boston University Athletics
  • Address: Near Boston University, about three miles west of downtown Boston and one mile west of Fenway Park.  First base (S), Commonwealth Avenue; right field (E), Harry Agganis Way (Gaffney Street); left field (N), Boston and Albany Railroad tracks/Charles River; third base (W), Babcock Street.
  • Capacity: 40,000 (early); 37,106 (final)
  • Cost to construct: N/A
  • Architect:  Osbourn Engineering
  • Former Naming: Braves Field, now Nickerson Field

The Field

  • Playing Surface: Grass
  • Defining Feature: The first super stadium, held over 40,000, the large playing field was designed for the deadball era of doubles and triples. Unassisted triple play by Ernest Padgett on October 6, 1923.
  • 3,000th hit by Paul Waner on June 19, 1942.
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Dimensions (ft)

  • Left Field:      402 - Initial          337-final  Fence - 10 ft
  • Left Center:   402 - Initial          365
  • Center Field:  400 - Initial          370
  • Deepest Right: 550 - Inital         390
  • Right Center:  402 - Initial         355     
  • Right Field:    402 - initial          319 - final  Fence 40 ft

Opening Day and Firsts

  • Opening Date:  August 18, 1915
  • Opponent & Results: Boston Braves 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1
  • Attendance:  40,000+
  • First Hit: Ed Andrews, Philadelphia
  • Winning Pitcher: N/A
  • Losing Pitcher: N/A

Hosted Events

  • World Series: 1915 and 1916 Boston Red Sox, 1948
  • All Star Games: 1936
  • World Baseball Classic: 0
  • Other Events: 

 

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