Crosley Field
(Last 1950's)

Location
Cincinnati, OH
First Game
1912
Last Game
1970
Demolished
1972

Today
The site currently is an industrial park.


Classic Moments from the Past

info The park remained virtually unchanged from 1939-1970.
info In left field and to a lesser extent left-center field, the ground sloped upward moderately sharp 4 feet incline starting 15 feet from the fence.
1912 The modern concrete and steel ballpark was erected in 1912 and replaced League Park.
1912 April 11: The stadium opens and the Reds don't disappoint the fans as they beat the Cubs 10-6.
1934 The park is officially renamed from Redland Field to Crosley Field.
1935 May 24: Site of the first major league night game President Franklin Roosevelt throws the switch from the White House turning on the lights.
1937 January: The Mill Creek flood submerged the whole park under 21 feet of water.
1938 June 11: Johnny Vander Meer pitches his first of two consecutive no hitters.
1944 Pitcher Joe Nuxhall, youngest major league player in history at age 15, debuts for the Reds pitching 2/3 of an inning yielding 5 runs on 5 walks, 2 singles and a wild pitch.
1970 June 24: The last game at the storied park was played before 28,027 fans. The Reds won 5-4 beating the Giants. Home plate was transported to the Reds new park, Riverfront Stadium.
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