The View From Wisconsin

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

120 Ballparks and Counting (Kinda)

Back on June 8th, I saw a random post from @MLB on Twitter that asserted that the Chicago Cubs interleague series against the Minnesota Twins made Target Field in Minneapolis the 120th different ballpark that they had played in since 1876.

Another fan tweeted to @MLB, requesting the entire list. Well, it took me a bit (and I would contend some of the actual "stadiums" are essentially the same ballpark, with a different name), but I came up with the list of all 120 different ballparks - thanks to the people over at and Sean Lahman's Baseball Database.

Here's the list:

Cubs Home Ballparks
1. 23rd Street Grounds (1876-1877)
2. Lake Front Park I (1878-1882)
3. Lake Front Park II (1882-1884)
4. West Side Park I (1885-1890)
5. South Side Park II (1891-1893)
6. West Side Park II (1894-1915)
7. Wrigley Field (Chicago; aka Weegham Park)

Ballparks where the Cubs are scheduled to play a game in during 2012
8. AT&T Park (SFG; aka PacBell Park)
9. Busch Stadium III (STL)
10. Chase Field (ARI; aka Bank One Ballpark)
11. Citi Field (NYM)
12. Citizens Bank Park (PHI)
13. Coors Field (COL)
14. Dodger Stadium (LAD)
15. Great American Ball Park (CIN)
16. Marlins Park (MIA)
17. Miller Park (MIL)(a)
18. Minute Maid Park (HOU; aka Enron Field)
19. Nationals Park (WAS)
20. Petco Park (SDP)
21. PNC Park (PIT)
22. Turner Field (ATL)
23. U.S. Cellular Field (CWS; aka Comiskey Park II)
24. Target Field (MIN)

Other Ballparks played in, 1962-2011
25. Angels Stadium (Anaheim)
26. Astrodome (Houston)
27. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
28. Busch Stadium II (St. Louis, aka Busch Memorial Stadium)
29. Candlestick Park (San Francisco; aka 3Com Park)
30. Cinergy Field (Cincinnati; aka Riverfront Stadium)
31. Colt Stadium (Houston)
32. Comerica Park (Detroit)
33. Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
34. Estadio Hiram Bithorn (San Juan; Expos home 2003-04)
35. Fenway Park II (Boston)
36. Forbes Field (Pittsburgh)
37. Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
38. Progressive Field (Cleveland; aka Jacobs Field)
39. Jarry Park (Montreal; aka Parc Jarry)
40. Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)
41. Mile High Stadium (Denver)
42. Milwaukee County Stadium (1953-1965, vs. Braves) (b)
43. Milwaukee County Stadium (1997-2000, vs. Brewers)
44. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)
45. Polo Grounds IV (New York)(c)
46. Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego; aka Jack Murphy)
47. R.F.K. Stadium (Washington)
48. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
49. Rogers Centre (Toronto; aka Skydome)
50. Safeco Field (Seattle)
51. Shea Stadium (New York)
52. Shibe Park (Philadelphia; aka Connie Mack Stadium)
53. Sportsman's Park IV (Saint Louis; aka Busch Stadium I)
54. Stade Olympique (Montreal; aka Olympic Stadium)
55. Sun Life Stadium (Miami; aka Joe Robbie/Dolphin Stadium)
56. Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh)
57. Tiger Stadium (Detroit; aka Navin Field/Briggs Stadium)(d)
58. Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
59. Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)
60. Yankee Stadium II (The Bronx)

Other Ballparks played in, 1876-1961
61. Association Park (Kansas City)
62. Athletic Park I (Indianapolis)
63. Athletic Park II (Indianapolis)
64. Avenue Grounds (Cincinnati)
65. Baker Bowl (Philadelphia; aka National League Park)(e)
66. Bank Street Grounds (Cincinnati)
67. Bennett Park (Detroit; site of Tiger Stadium)(d)
68. Boundary Field (Washington DC)
69. Braves Field (Boston)
70. Congress Street Grounds (Boston)
71. Eastern Park (Brooklyn)
72. Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
73. Eclipse Park I (Louisville)
74. Eclipse Park II (Louisville)
75. Eclipse Park II (Milwaukee; 1878 NL)
76. Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
77. Fenway Park I (Boston; 1915 Braves)
78. Hartford Ball Club Grounds
79. Haymakers' Grounds (Troy)
80. Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)
81. Kennard Street Park (Cleveland)
82. League Park I (Cleveland)
83. League Park I  (Cincinnati)
84. League Park II (Cincinnati)
85. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
86. Louisville Baseball Park
87. Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
88. National League Park (Cleveland)
89. National League Park (Philadelphia; formal name of Baker Bowl, 1895-1913)(e)
90. Newell Park (Syracuse)
91. Olympic Park I (Buffalo)
92. Palace of the Fans (Cincinnati, later Crosley Field)
93. Philadelphia Baseball Grounds (1887-1894 version of Baker Bowl)
94. Polo Grounds I (Manhattan; 1883-88)
95. Polo Grounds II (Manhattan; 1889)
96. Polo Grounds III (Manhattan; 1890-11; fire destroyed most of the grandstand)
97. Putnam Grounds (Troy)
98. Recreation Park (Detroit)
99. Recreation Park (Philadelphia)
100. Recreation Park (Pittsburgh)
101. Riverside Park (Buffalo)
102. Robison Field (Saint Louis)
103. Roosevelt Stadium (Jersey City; Dodgers home games 1956-57)
104. St. George Cricket Grounds (Staten Island)
105. Seals Stadium (San Francisco)
106. South End Grounds I (Boston)
107. South End Grounds II (Boston)
108. South End Grounds III (Boston)
109. South Side Park III (Chicago; 1906 World Series)
110. South Street Park (Indianapolis)
111. Sportsman's Park I (Saint Louis)
112. Swampoodle Grounds (Washington)
113. Troy Ball Club Grounds
114. Union Grounds (Brooklyn)
115. Union Park (Baltimore; aka Oriole Park III)
116. Washington Park I (Brooklyn)
117. Washington Park II (Brooklyn)
118. Washington Park III (Brooklyn)
119. Worcester Driving Park Grounds (aka Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds)
120. Yankee Stadium I (The Bronx)

(a) - Miller Park was the site of a road game vs. the Houston Astros in 2008, due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
(b) - Milwaukee County Stadium was renovated heavily after the Braves left for Atlanta in 1966, so much so that the park was completely different when the Cubs played their first (and only) interleague series with Milwaukee in 1997. 
(c) - The Polo Grounds incarnations from 1890-1963 were essentially the same stadium, though the grandstands prior to 1911 were wooden. The Grounds also went through two "orientation" changes in that time frame.
(d) - The Cubs have played in three of the four variations of what was Tiger Stadium – Bennett Park in the 1907-08 World Series; Navin Field in the 1935 World Series; Briggs Stadium in the 1945 World Series; and Tiger Stadium during interleague play in 1998.
(e) - Baker Bowl was the informal name of National League Park from 1913-1938. The park's formal name was never changed between 1895 and its demolition in 1950.