TheBaseballPage.com

Exhibition Stadium

First and Figures

Status: Demolished 

Address: Lake Shore Drive

Capacity: 43,737

Cost to construct: $2 Million; $17 Million renovations 

Architect: N/A 

Owner:  City of Toronto

Former Naming: Canadian National Exhibition Stadium

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Turf

Defining Feature: Odd shape, no seating in right field

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field: 330

Left Center: 375

Center Field:  410

Right Center: 375

Right Field: 330

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date: April 7, 1977

Opponent: Chicago White Sox

Results:  Blue Jays 9 White Sox 5

Attendance:  44,649

First Hit: Riche Zisk (homerun, White Sox)

Winning Pitcher: Jerry Koosman

Losing Pitcher: Ken Brett

 

Umpires: Nestor Chylak, Joe Brinkman, Rich Garcia, Steve Palermo

Managers: Roy Hartsfield, Blue Jays; Bob Lemon, White Sox

Starting Pitchers: Bill Singer, Blue Jays; Ken Brett, White Sox

Ceremonial Pitch Ten children

 

 

Hosted Events

World Series: none

All Star Games: none

More From Around the Web

This day in baseball history

October 02

  • 2009

    B.J. Upton is the first player in Tampa Bay history to hit f ...

  • 2004

    The Montreal Expos earn the last win in the franchise's hist ...

  • 1978

    Bucky Dent's unlikely home run helps the New York Yankees de ...

More Baseball History
 
Tagged:
Ball Parks of Yesterday, Baseball History, Exhibition Stadium, Expansion, Toronto Blue Jays

Comments

Login or register to post comments

Share US

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: