2019-08-29 07:50:02 UTC
Given my personal interest in Major League Baseball stadiums, I got to thinking of this question with the recent passing of two "oldest living major leaguers."
What is the "newest" (former) Major League Baseball stadium in which no living former major leaguer ever played?
If we date the "newest" stadium from its date of closure, I think the answer's fairly certain: Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, which closed in 1938 (and was built way back in 1887), predates any living former major leaguer by more than three years from the date of their first game.
If "newest" means last constructed, though, things get a little bit more hazy. The Yankees' Hilltop Park was built in 1903 and housed the team until 1912, but several of the old Federal League parks -- long since demolished -- did not open until 1914, I believe.
I know a lot of you guys like a challenge, so ... can anyone refute my findings, or come up with a more definitive answer to the question?
Just curious, of course, but thanks in advance for any/all replies.
-- Doug Peterson --