Kiger Baseball Stadium, Home of the Gems

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"Construction began in late 1947 at the Crest Street site of Kiger Stadium, with a goal of opening in Spring 1948 for the Class D Klamath Falls Gems, the Far West League farm team of the Philadelphia Phillies. The opening, and the original Gems, were a huge success, as the team led the league in attendance in three of the four years they were in the League, and won the Far West League's final Championship before the league folded after the 1951 season.


{The stadium} has stood against weather and other obstacles to become one of only two remaining all-wood stadiums in North America. Historic Kiger Stadium has hosted thousands of amateur baseball games, from Little League through American Legion through a semi-pro incarnation of the Gems, through the years. In 1968 the ballpark hosted the Babe Ruth World Series, and in 1970 the American Legion Championships." Source.

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Comments (12)

©polytropos on January 11, 2013

Oh, I was reading "Gem" on the side fence at around 0:46 in your video about Babe Ruth. Does it has a connection?

Diane MP on January 11, 2013

Good observation! I took a look at it - it's an advertisement for razor blades of that era. No connection, but interesting coincidence.

Heidiho on January 11, 2013

.... an american dream ...

Diane MP on January 12, 2013

Yes, it does have that look. Thanks for your visits, Heidiho.

PerO the Viking G- on January 13, 2013

Now let me see what you've been doing in your busy time Diane! ;-))

It's a good photo! A very eye-catching red door makes it! Smart trick! Well done! Like!

Greetings from Norway,

PerO

Diane MP on January 14, 2013

Thank you, PerO, I do love the lunacy of saturated red and green together. Then, way over the top with neon lines. ;D

Heidiho on January 15, 2013

colour me in ?

colour me in !

Diane MP on January 15, 2013

OK!

Heidiho on January 15, 2013

Thanks !!!!

Diane MP on January 15, 2013

My pleasure! : )

Heidiho on March 21, 2013

Oh, Diane ! You deleted some of my most beloved shots in colour me in ....

I´m so sorry !

But now there are 4 free fotos ... so curious, what you will bring next !!!

Diane MP on March 21, 2013

I did? I don't know which ones - anyway, yes, there will always be more!

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  • Uploaded on January 10, 2013
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2012/02/15 17:48:03
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
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    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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