The Ballparks We Grew Up In

CRN: 
30034
Course Dates: 
June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 2015
Times: 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Larry Griswold
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

1st four weeks

With slides and video clips, we will visit the sixteen stadiums that were the home of a Major League Baseball team in 1955.  A few are still used today, but most have disappeared.  We will review facts about each stadium, and great moments at them during the 1950s and ‘60s. Class members who went to games at these ballparks during that era will be invited to share a few experiences.

While growing up, Larry Griswold (si54guy@gmail.com) saw games at the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium, Forbes Field, and other big league ballparks.  Later he worked for Sports Illustrated and talked to baseball players he’d watched in those games.