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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

52386

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative

Creation Date

5-4-1948

Description

Full view of Portland Stadium, 271 Park Avenue, from southwest. Portland High School Football Stadium, and Deering Oaks in background. Portion of Oakdale neighborhood at left.

The occasion for this photograph was the completion of grandstand improvements, anticipating the Portland Pilots' baseball season. The Pilots were a New England League class B minor league baseball team, from 1946-1949. In 1947-48, the Pilots were managed by Maine native and former Brooklyn Dodgers player Del Bissonette.
Locals referred to home runs hit to left field, and left-center field as "out to Piker's Peak."
The ballpark's site later became that of Hadlock Field.

Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 4 May 1948


Additional photo at link below shows a Portland Pilots game in progress, with "Piker's Peak" in the background.

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Portland Pilots baseball game, at Portland Stadium

Keywords

Portland, Me., Parkside, Park Avenue, Portland Stadium, Hadlock Field, Baseball

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.