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A fireworks display over the stadium. "Fireworks, Memorial Stadium. 900 East 33rd Street, Baltimore," 1965, Robert Kniesche, PP79.467, Robert Kniesche Collection, MdHS.

“The World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum:” Memorial Stadium, Part II

(This is the second part of a two part series. The first part was posted on December 11, 2014.) Oriole Park’s fiery end in 1944 provided a much needed revenue source for Baltimore’s Venable Stadium. The project had become an expensive city-wide joke. The stadium had become known as the city’s “White Elephant.” Venable failed [...]