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Memorial Stadium 1950 - 2002

First and Figures

Status: Demolished 2000 - 2002

Address: 1000 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD

Capacity: 31,000 (original) 54,000 Final

Cost to construct: $6.5 Million

Architect: L.P. Kooken Company

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature:  Tall concrete war memorial at stadium entrance commemorating those who fought in two world wars. 

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  309

Left Center: 378 (446)

Center Field:  405 (445)

Right Center: 378 (446)

Right Field: 309

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 15, 1954 (MLB)

Opponent: Chicago White sox 

Results:  Orioles 3 - White Sox 1

Attendance:  46,354

First Hit:  Chico Carrasquel (single, white sox)

Winning Pitcher: Bob Turley

Losing Pitcher: Virgil Trucks

 

Hosted Events

World Series: 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983

All Star Games:  1958

 

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1966 World Series, 1969 World Series, 1970 World Series, 1971 World Series, 1979 World Series, 1983 World Series, All Star, Baltimore Orioles, Memorial Stadium

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