South End Grounds, Boston
Baseball history photo: Photo taken on Opening Day of the Grand Pavilion of South End Grounds, Boston, May 25, 1888, by Augustine H. Folsom. The dimensions of the outfield were 250 feet from home base in left field, 445 feet in left center, 500 feet to straight away center field, 440 feet in right center and 255 feet in right field. This majestic park was a casualty of the Great Roxbury Fire on May 16, 1894. The fire started in the right field bleachers in the bottom of the third inning of a Beaneaters - Orioles match and also destroyed 177 homes in the area. Click photo to return to previous page.