Braves Field

The History of Braves Field (Boston, Massachusetts)

Braves Field was home to the National League Boston Braves for thirty-seven years. The Bee Hive, which it was officially known as from 1936 through April 29, 1941, was a scenic backdrop to some great baseball history and is often best remembered for its wonderful fried clams.

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"There is much less drinking now than there was before 1927 because I quit drinking on May 24, 1927." - Rabbit Maranville

Braves Field

Braves Field Postcard

Major League Baseball Occupants

Broke Ground
03-20-1915
First Game
08-18-1915
Last Game
Demolished
03-13-1955

Braves Field

Braves Field Aerial Photograph

Ballpark Capacity

Capacity Changes
( Yearly Attendance )
1915
40,000
1928
46,000
1937
41,700
1939
45,000
1941
37,746
1947
36,706
1948
37,106

Braves Field

Braves Field

Ballpark Dimensions

Backstop
1915
75'
1936
60'
Left Field
1915
402'
1922
404'
1926
403'
04-21-1928
320'
07-24-1928
353.5'
1930
340'
1931
353.67'
1933
359'
1934
353.67'
1936
368'
1940
350'
1941
337'
1942
334'
1943
340'
1944
337'
Left Center
1915
402.5'
1916
396'
1921
402.42'
1922
404'
1926
402.5'
04-21-1928
330'
07-24-1928
359'
1942
365'
1943
355'
Center Field
1915
461'
04-21-1928
387'
07-24-1928
417'
1929
387.17'
1930
394.5'
1931
387.25'
1933
417'
1936
426'
1937
407'
1939
408'
1940
385'
1941
401'
1942
375'
1943
370'
1944
390'
1945
380'
1946
370'
Flagpole In Center
1915
520'
Right Center
1915
402'
1942
362'
1943
355'
Right Field
1915
369'
1921
365'
1922
298'
1928
310'
1929
297.75'
1931
297.92'
1934
364'
1936
297'
1937
376'
1938
378'
1940
350'
1943
340'
1944
320'
1947
318'
1948
320'

Braves Field

Braves Field

Miscellaneous Items of Interest

Field Surface
Grass
Highest Attendance (Game Below)
60,000
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The Boston Red Sox played their home games here during the 1915 and 1916 World Series , the 1936 All-Star Game was played here, and after the park closed Boston University purchased the field and put in a football field.

Braves Field Box Score

Braves Field Highest Attendance | The Courier Post | September 2, 1933

Did you know that the grass on this infield was originally from the Sound End Grounds ballpark? They actually moved the grass from one park to the next to preserve the tradition.

In 1946, more than 5,000 fans left Opening Day with green paint on their clothes. That morning's touch-up had not yet dried and the Braves organization paid over $6,000 in legal claims to their own fans.

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