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Shide Park

First and Figures

Status: Demolished 1976

Address:  North 21st Street, West Lehigh Ave. and North 20th Street 

Capacity:  23,000 (opening day) 33,608 (final)

Cost to construct: $300,000

Architect: William Steele and Son

Owner: Connie Mack and Ben Shribe

Former Naming:  N/A

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass 

Defining Feature: Beaux Arts cupola/tower over the main entrance

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  334 (378)

Left Center: 362 (409)

Center Field:  410 (481)

Right Center: 356 (368)

Right Field: 329 (360)

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  4/12/1909

Opponent:  Boston Red Sox

Results:  A's 8 Red Sox 1

Attendance:  30,162

First Hit: Simon Nicholls (single)

Winning Pitcher: Eddie Plank

Losing Pitcher: Frank Arellanes

 

Hosted Events

World Series: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1950

All Star Games: 1943, 1952

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