Ballpark Roadtrip: Braves Field
Braves Field was a baseball park in the Northeastern United States, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Today the site is home to Nickerson Field on the campus of Boston University. The stadium was home of the Boston Braves of the National League from 1915–1952, prior to the Braves’ move to Milwaukee in 1953.
After the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, the Braves Field site was sold to Boston University and reconstructed. It has became home of many Boston University teams. The Braves Field scoreboard was sold to the Kansas City A’s and used at Municipal Stadium until the A’s moved to Oakland in 1967.
The stadium hosted the 1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the 1915 and 1916 World Series home games for the Boston Red Sox, and the 1948 World Series. Braves Field was the site of Babe Ruth’s final season, playing for the Braves in 1935.From 1929 to 1932, the Boston Red Sox played select regular season games periodically at Braves Field. On May 1, 1926, Braves Field hosted the longest baseball game in history – 26 Innings. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Braves Field was the site of Babe Ruth’s final season, playing for the Braves in 1935. From 1929 to 1932, the Boston Red Sox played select regular season games periodically at Braves Field.
Braves Field was also home to multiple professional football teams between 1929 and 1948, including the first home of the National Football League (NFL) franchise that became the Washington Redskins. The pro football Braves played at the ballpark in their inaugural season of 1932, then were at Fenway Park for four seasons as the Boston Redskins before the move south in 1937 to Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Located on Commonwealth Avenue at Babcock Street, the baseball field was aligned northeast, much as the Red Sox’ home, Fenway Park has been since it opened in April 1912. Most of the stadium was demolished in 1955, but significant portions of the original structure still stand and make up part of the Nickerson Field sports complex on the campus of Boston University.
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Photos taken September 17, 2009 using a Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR with a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens.