Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ballparks Hosting World Series, 1903-2013

Active ballparks in bold type, and ranked. Parks no longer in use (regardless of whether they're still standing) in normal type. Ties broken by most recent. For those that have not yet hosted, ties broken by most LCS hosted, then most LDS, then age (newest, therefore gone less without having hosted, to oldest, therefore gone longer).

Yankee Stadium, New York (1923 version), 36, between 1923 and 2003.
Polo Grounds, New York (1911 version), 13, between 1911 and 1954.
Sportsman's Park, St. Louis, 10, between 1926 and 1964.
1. Fenway Park, Boston, 9: 1912, 1914, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2013.
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, 9: 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956.
2. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, 8: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988.
Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, 8: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1950.
Busch Stadium, St. Louis (1966 version), 6: 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004.
3. Oakland Coliseum, 6: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990.
Tiger Stadium, Detroit, 6: 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984.
Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, 6: 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983.
Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, 5: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990.
4. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 5: 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945.
Shea Stadium, New York, 4: 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000.
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 4: 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996.
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, 4: 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961.
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, 4: 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960.
Comiskey Park, Chicago, 4: 1917, 1918, 1919, 1959.
Braves Field, Boston, 4: 1915, 1916, 1918, 1948.
West Side Park, Chicago, 4: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910.
5. Busch Stadium, St. Louis (2006 version), 3: 2006, 2011, 2013.
6. AT&T Park, San Francisco, 3: 2002, 2010, 2012.
Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, 3: 1980, 1983, 1993.
Milwaukee County Stadium, 3: 1957, 1958, 1982.
Griffith Stadium, Washington, 3: 1924, 1925, 1933.
Bennett Park, Detroit, 3: 1907, 1908, 1909.
7. Comerica Park, Detroit, 2: 2006, 2012.
8. Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, 2: 2010, 2011.
9. Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, 2: 2008, 2009.
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, 2: 1997, 2003.
Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, 2: 1984, 1998.
10. Jacobs Field, Cleveland, 2: 1995, 1997.
11. Rogers Centre, Toronto, 2: 1992, 1993.
Metrodome, Minneapolis, 2: 1987, 1991.
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, 2: 1962, 1989.
12. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, 2: 1980, 1985.
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, 2: 1971, 1979.
Cleveland Municipal Stadium, 2: 1948, 1954.
13. Yankee Stadium, New York (2009 version), 1: 2009.
14. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, 1: 2008.
15. Coors Field, Denver, 1: 2007.
16. U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, 1: 2005.
17. Minute Maid Park, Houston, 1: 2005.
18. Angel Stadium, Anaheim, 1: 2002.
19. Chase Field, Phoenix, 1: 2001.
20. Turner Field, Atlanta, 1: 1999.
Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, 1: 1965.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1: 1959.
League Park, Cleveland, 1920.
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, 1: 1915.
South Side Park, Chicago, 1: 1906.
Columbia Park, Philadelphia, 1: 1905.
Polo Grounds, New York (1890 version), 1: 1905.
Exposition Park, Pittsburgh, 1: 1903.
Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston, 1: 1903.
21. Safeco Field, Seattle: 2 ALCS, 2000, 2001.
22. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore: 2 ALCS, 1996, 1997.
23. Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati: 2 NLDS, 2010, 2012.
24. Miller Park, Milwaukee: 2 NLDS, 2008, 2011.
25. PNC Park, Pittsburgh: 1 NLDS, 2013.
26. Nationals Park, Washington: 1 NLDS, 2012.
27. Target Field, Minneapolis: 1 ALDS, 2010.
28. Petco Park, San Diego: 1 NLDS, 2006.
29. Marlins Park, Miami: No postseasons in 2 years.
30. Citi Field, New York: No postseasons in 5 years.

That the Mets are dead last among active ballparks is a quirk, but an understandable one.  That the Yankees are 13th among active ballparks is a shock, but remember: The new Stadium only opened in 2009.

Some of you may be confused by some of these dates:

In 1914, the Boston Braves left their home, the South End Grounds, and shared the larger, newer Fenway Park with the Red Sox until Braves Field could open.  So when the Braves won the Pennant, they played their World Series home games at Fenway.  The next season, Braves Field opened, with a larger capacity, and they returned the favor to the Red Sox, who played World Series "home games" there in 1915, 1916 and 1918.

Similarly, in 1918, the Chicago White Sox allowed the Cubs the use of Comiskey Park, which was larger than Wrigley Field, for the World Series.  Wrigley did not host a World Series game until 1929, and Fenway, after 1914, did not do so again until 1946.

The Dodgers played in the L.A. Coliseum from 1958 to 1961, and then moved into Dodger Stadium.

By City:

1. New York: 64 (including Brooklyn)
2. St. Louis: 19
3. Philadelphia: 15
4. Chicago: 15
5. Boston: 14
6. San Francisco: 11 (including Oakland)
7. Detroit: 11
8. Los Angeles: 10 (including Anaheim)
9. Cincinnati: 9
10. Pittsburgh: 7
11. Baltimore: 6
12. Atlanta: 5
13. Cleveland: 5
14. Minneapolis: 3
15. Milwaukee: 3
16. Washington: 3
17. Dallas: 2
18. Miami: 2
19. San Diego: 2
20. Toronto: 2
21. Kansas City: 2
22. Tampa Bay: 1
23. Denver: 1
24. Houston: 1
25. Phoenix: 1
26. Seattle: 0

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