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Shibe Park
Date Issued: 2001-06-27
Postage Value: 34 cents

Commemorative issue
Legendary playing fields
Shibe Park

Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, later to be known as Connie Mack Stadium, was the home to both the Philadelphia Athletics (American League) and Philadelphia Phillies (National League). The stadium opened in 1909 and was the first concrete-and-steel baseball stadium. The stadium hosted eight World Series and Major League Baseball all-star games, the second of which (1952) the only one to be shortened by rain. The stadium originally was named for Ben Shibe, president of the Athletics at the time. He and partner Connie Mack decided to build a stadium to accommodate what had been overflow attendances at the predecessor Columbia Park.

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