Shibe Park
aka Connie Mack Stadium

1909 - 1970

Philadelphia, PA
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1909 - 1954)
(1927 - 1970)
First Game
Athletics vs. Red Sox: 4/12/1909
Starting Pitchers: Eddie Plank (PHA) vs Frank Arellanes (BOS)
Score: 8-1 (PHA)
Attendance: 30,162
First Batter: Amby McConnell (BOS) (Grounded Out)
Last Game
Phillies vs. Expos: 10/1/1970
Starting Pitchers: Barry Lersch (PHI) vs Carl Morton (MON)
Score: 2-1 (PHI)
Attendance: 31,822
Last Batter: Oscar Gamble (PHI) (Singled to CF)
Among venues that opened in the 20th century and hosted at least 1,000 games, Shibe Park went the longest (10 games) before a home run was hit.

Event First Last
Hit Simon Nicholls (PHA) - Singled Oscar Gamble (PHI) - Singled to CF (10)
Run Scored Simon Nicholls (PHA) Tim McCarver (PHI)
Run Batted In Danny Murphy (PHA) Oscar Gamble (PHI)
Home Run Frank Baker (PHA) vs. Frank Arellanes (BOS) on 5/29/1909 (1st inning) John Bateman (MON) vs. Bill Laxton (PHI) on 9/29/1970 (9th inning)
Strikeout Howie Reed (MON)/Dick Selma (PHI)
Win Eddie Plank (PHA) Dick Selma (PHI)
Loss Frank Arellanes (BOS) Howie Reed (MON)
Grand Slam Duffy Lewis (BOS) vs. Boardwalk Brown (PHA) on 10/03/1912 (5th inning) Tony Taylor (PHI) vs. Mike Davison (SFN) on 8/2/1970 (9th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Danny Murphy (PHA) vs. Lou Fiene (CHA) on 6/3/1909 (5th inning) Joe Pepitone (CHA) vs. Barry Lersch (PHI) on 9/26/1970 (7th inning)
No-Hitter Chief Bender (PHA) vs. Naps on 5/12/1910 Bill Stoneman (MON) vs. Phillies on 4/17/1969