Tube Tuesday: Fightin’ Phils
In honor of the 2010 Phillies’ fourth straight NL East title, scenes from the late great Shibe Park. Later coined Connie Mack Stadium, it was the first concrete and steel stadium in the majors, designed in 1909 by Philadelphia architects William Steele & Sons. The fifty-foot outfield wall was erected 1935 to block views from rowhouse roofs across the street (the “cable blackout” of its day). Abandoned in 1970 and arson-ravaged in 1971, the park was demolished in 1976.