Braves Field--Boston, Massachusetts
April 27, 2002
Braves Field was the home of the Boston Braves from 1915 to 1952, after that the team relocated
to the city of Milwaukee, and kept the name Braves, and continued to keep the name when they
relocated again to Atlanta in the late '60s. The Boston Red Sox played their World Series games
in 1915 & 1916 because Braves Field had a bigger capacity then Fenway Park.
The entrance to Braves Field then...
...and now, The Boston University Campus Police Department building. You can still see part of
the original rightfield stands to the right of the building. What's left of Braves Field is now
part of Nickerson Field. Being B.U. doesn't have a football team anymore it is now used by the Boston
Breakers of the Woman's Professional Soccer League.
Many a great ballplayer played on this field, from Babe Ruth to Warren Spahn. At one time Boston
was home to two great old ballparks, It's nice to see the B.U. has preserved the legacy of such
a great park and honored it with a plaque erected in 1988 and leaving some of the park intact,
Like the top portion of the stands seen in this shot. To the left of these bleachers was the famous
"Jury Box" bleachers that sat out in rightfield.
If you're ever in Boston I suggest you check it out. You won't be disappointed.
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