A good look at the main grandstand.
Visible here is a short rise in the ground level in left field.
|Chronological Tour: Stop 17|
SABR founder Bob Davids (left) and other members
at a 1998 game.
The seating areas are nothing to write home about; a section of grandstand behind home plate received new seats in the early 1990s. However, the intriguing feature is a rise in ground level near the wall in left field. Whether this was just the original lay of the land or somebody’s idea of being cute, I had no idea. Helpfully, site visitor Jamie Slavy advised me in 2008 that there is a limestone deposit in left field that was too difficult to flatten when the park was built. Slavy writes, “It’s one of the few true (not manufactured) quirks that still exist on a modern baseball playing field.”
I am not certain when the current aluminum grandstand was installed. Obviously, it is not original to the park; however, the grounds clearly date to 1930. Some of the seating in the main grandstand was replaced shortly before the 2011 season.
There is talk of building a new park here, near the crossroads of I-70 and I-81. Until that happens, Municipal Stadium fills the bill quite ably.
|40||Mon 12-Aug-1991||Eastern||AA||HAGERSTOWN 4, Canton-Akron 3|
|310||Sat 11-Jul-1998||South Atlantic||A||Delmarva 7, HAGERSTOWN 6|
|1124||Sat 2-Jul-2011||South Atlantic||A||Lexington 11, HAGERSTOWN 10|