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Kaboom! Fifty-five years ago, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies for several decades was demolished. Their original park, opened in 1887, but, built with a lot of wood, it burnt to the ground eight years later. A new ballpark was reconstructed and became known as Baker Bowl. Built of steel and brick, it was the first modern ballpark. It also had some classy, if not elegant touches. Like this Baker Bowl Original Etched Glass Window. Since it was lucky to be saved from the demolished ballpark over half a century ago, we’re not sure where this window looked out on, but we do know this wood framed etched glass window is definitely not a pane to look at! It has a calligraphy-style type face spelling out the name of the ballpark. The glass is encased in a solid 1 1/2 inch wooden frame that measures 14 x 32”. Painted in a yellow-tan color, the wooden frame is slightly chipped with some minor splitting of the wood showing. On the left side, there’s a metal hinge we can assume was used to hold the piece into a framed structure of the building. The Phillies moved out of Baker Bowl following the 1938 season and the ballpark was used for other events like midget auto racing that attracted the crowds until the park was razed in 1950. Talk about history. A young Babe Ruth actually made his first World Series appearance in 1915 at Baker Bowl. We don’t know if the Babe noticed this window, but no doubt, this is an open window opportunity no baseball memorabilia fan will want to miss out on!
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