Forbes Field

video: Vanessa Perdomo

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A vintage postcard illustration depicts Forbes Field in its heyday. The stadium operated in Oakland for 61 years, from 1909 to 1970.

Forbes Field Brought Baseball to Oakland

words: Seth Culp-Ressler It’s June 30, 1909, and more than 30,000 crazed fans are packed into the seats and bleachers...

Phil Coyne stands in front of the remaining traces of Forbes Field in Oakland, a portion of the stadium’s outfield wall.

Eighty Years and Still Going Strong

words: Sam Noel photos: Sam Noel After 80 years — yes, 80 — of ushering for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Phil...