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10 historic ballparks where you can still catch a game

By: Josh Lew on April 5, 2014, 10:03 a.m.
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Dodger Stadium

There is a major time gap between the two classic stadiums we've just mentioned and the rest of the currently used Major League ballparks. Nonetheless, Dodger Stadium, a Los Angeles fixture since 1962, is considered one of America's classic baseball stadiums. Ironically, when it was built, this venue was seen as the first truly modern stadium in the country. It boasts a symmetrical outfield, which was very different from the older (at the time) city stadiums that had to be shaped to fit in a confined urban space. Giant electronic scoreboards were also part of the venue. The original design has stood the test of time, and the park remains the largest baseball-specific stadium, in terms of seating capacity (over 53,000), in the U.S. Dodger Stadium has always been known as a pitchers' park. Some of the greatest names ever to take the mound played for the Dodgers, including Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.