Braves Field
aka Bee Hive; National League Field

1915 - 1952

Boston, MA
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1915 - 1952)
Red Sox
(1916 - 1932)
First Game
Braves vs. Cardinals: 8/18/1915
Starting Pitchers: Dick Rudolph (BSN) vs Slim Sallee (SLN)
Score: 3-1 (BSN)
Attendance: 46,000
First Batter: Miller Huggins (SLN) (Struck Out)
Last Game
vs. Dodgers: 09/21/1952
Starting Pitchers: Jim Wilson (BSN) vs Joe Black (BRO)
Score: 8-2 (BRO)
Attendance: 8,822
Last Batter: Walker Cooper (BSN) (Flied to LF)
On May 26, 1917 Cardinals outfielder Walton Cruise homered to right field and became the first player to hit a home run at Braves Field that actually cleared a fence. All previous homers were inside-the-park. It wasn't until May 28, 1925 that someone, Giants catcher Frank Snyder, hit a homer over the left field fence. On May 13, 1942 Braves pitcher Jim Tobin homered three times at Braves Field and became the only modern-day pitcher to hit three home runs in one game. On June 19, 1942 Paul Waner singled in the fifth inning to record his 3,000th career hit.

Event First Last
Hit Art Butler (SLN) - Singled Jackie Robinson (BRO) - Singled to CF (9)
Run Scored Sherry Magee BSN) Joe Black (BRO)
Run Batted In Rabbit Maranville (BSN) Carl Furillo (BRO)
Home Run Doc Johnston (PIT) vs. Lefty Tyler (BSN) on 8/23/1915 (7th inning) Roy Campanella (BRO) vs. Jim Wilson (BSN) on 9/21/1952 (2nd inning)
Strikeout Joe Black (BRO)/Jack Daniels (BSN)
Win Dick Rudolph (BSN) Joe Black (BRO)
Loss Slim Sallee (SLN) Jim Wilson (BSN)
Grand Slam Red Smith (BSN) vs. Earl Moseley (CIN) on 8/3/1916 (1st inning) Del Ennis (PHI) vs. Jim Wilson (BSN) on 8/7/1952 (5th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Gavvy Cravath (PHI) vs. Dick Rudolph (BSN) on 9/29/1915 (1st inning) Andy Seminick (PHI) vs. Max Surkont (BSN) on 9/1/1950 (6th inning)
No-Hitter Tom Hughes (BSN) vs. Pirates on 6/16/1916 Cliff Chambers (PIT) vs. Braves on 5/6/1951