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ballparks from space

(Updated on March 26, 2008.)

The new Google Maps service is really great, especially the satellite imagery option. So I decided to put it to the test and try to find as many present and former MLB ballparks as possible.

Are you ready?

(Note: I used to truncate long URLs. Also, some of the ballpark names are not the current names for these places.)

  • Qualcomm Stadium (former home of the San Diego Padres)
  • PETCO Park (current home of the Padres, under construction at the time this photo was taken)
  • Dodger Stadium
  • L.A. Coliseum (first California home of the Dodgers)
  • Edison Field (home of the Anaheim Angels)
  • AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants)
  • Monster (Candlestick) Park (former home of the Giants)
  • Macafee Coliseum (home of the A’s)
  • Safeco Field (home of the Seattle Mariners – Seahawks Stadium is next door, where the Kingdome once stood)
  • Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies)
  • Mile High Stadium (the new-school, post-Rockies version, immediately south/southeast of the original, which was destroyed in a terrorism drill)
  • Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (home of the Texas Rangers – the old Arlington Stadium was immediately northwest of this park, across the river)
  • Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros)
  • Reliant Astrodome (former home of the Astros, with Reliant Stadium next door)
  • Kaufmann Stadium (home of the Kansas City Royals, with football stadium next door)
  • Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals – the old Busch Stadium overlapped this new park at the north end)
  • Sportsman’s Park (former home of the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals; now a Boys & Girls Club, with the field repurposed for general recreation)
  • Great American Ballpark (home of the Cincinnati Reds)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (home of the Minnesota Twins)
  • Metropolitan Stadium (original home of the Minnesota Twins; now site of the Mall of America)
  • Miller Park (home of the Milwaukee Brewers)
  • US Cellular Field (a.k.a. “New” Comiskey Park – home of the Chicago White Sox. The parking structure to the north is park of the old Comiskey Park.)
  • Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs)
  • Jacobs Field (home of the Cleveland Indians)
  • League Park (former home of the Indians – the clubhouse and some of the right-field stands are still intact, and the place is being rebuilt soon as a community ballpark)
  • Comerica Park (current home of the Detroit Tigers, with Ford Field – home of the Detroit Lions – next door)
  • Tiger Stadium (former home of the Detroit Tigers – still standing, unused, though now scheduled for demolition in 2008 or 2009)
  • PNC Park (home of the Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Shibe Park (former home of the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Athletics; now the location of a church)
  • Baker Bowl (former home of the Philadelphia Phillies; now the location of a convenience store and industrial space)
  • Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox)
  • Braves Field (the original home of the Boston Braves, who later moved to Atlanta; now Nickerson Stadium at Boston University – link corrected)
  • Shea Stadium (home of the New York Mets, scheduled to close in October 2008; CitiField is being built immediately east of Shea)
  • Yankee Stadium (slated to close in October 2008; “New” Yankee Stadium is being built immediately north/northwest of the current park)
  • Polo Grounds (former home of the Yankees, Giants and Mets – now a housing project)
  • Ebbets Field (former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers before they went west – now a housing project)
  • Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles – click here to see the site of the old Memorial Stadium)
  • RFK Stadium (former home of the Washington Nationals; click here to see the location of Nationals Park, which opens on March 29, 2008)
  • Griffith Stadium (home of the Washington Senators; now home of Howard University Hospital)
  • Turner Field (home of the Atlanta Braves – with old Fulton Co. Stadium diamond “footprint” in the north parking lot)
  • Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – link corrected)
  • Dolphins Stadium (home of the Florida Marlins – this photo shows the place set up for a bowl game)
  • Rogers Stadium (home of the Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Olympic Stadium (former home of the Montreal Expos)

Enjoy! And if you find any other parks, post the links in the comments!

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