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The Game of Baseball is more than what many described as America's game, it is, in this author's opinion, the Greatest game ever invented. I am a champion the game of Baseball and understand that the coming generation of world class athletics are all coming from the same place, Our Youth.

My father was born in 1895, at a time when Baseball struggled with the effects of racial segregation in America. I still remember listening to him talk about wanting to play baseball in the old Negro Leagues. But as I searched the History of the game of Baseball and the baseball field that I love, I was shocked to find that somebody has change and or, altered the History of Baseball.

Baseball history and we have been give a clinically edited version of the History of Game and I had to find out why.

I am not a historian nor am I a replacement for Wikipedia but what I am is a baseball, fan just like you, who will give you a look at the history of baseball with my view of "Baseball Between the Lines".

When I started this article I found myself a bit confused. What was the Park's actual name?,  Was it Washington Park and if so Why? Who was in charge of naming these new structures? Why did they all have more than one name at the same time?

Well as it works out the blame lies with the Baseball Owners. Almost every new stadium built carried the phrase "Also Know As" and that is how the Fans liked it. It was actually the Fans that determined what name the stadium would carry. 

Brooklyn had it's Park but so did Chicago, Philadelphia, Ohio and Missouri. Each parks name was fueled by the neighborhood in which belonged. When you look at it there is no difference even in today's Baseball

The growth and popularity of almost every region of America was dependant on  the presence of a Professional Baseball Stadium.

The Stadium was one of those Historic Cathedrals but it would die before it's time.

It was clear that the ultimate value of a Baseball Stadium comes from the performances on the field. Those performances are made memorable because of the Athletics who played the game. Player acquisition became an art form and, often times that quest would, challenged the legal system.

Player stealing and Team Hopping became a way of life and ultimately led to the adoption of ,what is now, the Collective Bargaining System.

It was the Home runs that brought the fans to the parks and Eastern Park could not deliver. To add insult to injury the park was built in what was called the Dead Ball Era which exasperated the parks woe's

 

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Eastern Park & The Home Run


This new stadium was a Glorious Cathedral that was eagerly anticipated. This original, all wood, structures was built on a large parcel that allowed the field dimensions to be very large. The finished Stadium, like most of the time, was too big and didn't give the fans what they were looking for, the Home Run.

A Home run to left had to travel over 300 feet and clear a wall 25ft high. It took a shots of over 380 feet in the allies and over 410 feet to dead center.

It was the Home runs that brought the fans to the parks and Eastern Park could not deliver. To add insult to injury the park was built in what was called the Dead Ball Era which exasperated the parks woe's

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