connie mack stadium

A view toward center field in Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia as the grounds crew wets down the infield prior to a baseball game between the hometown Phillies and visiting St. Louis Cardinals in 1959. 

Like Forbes Field, Connie Mack Stadium opened in 1909 and was demolished after the 1970 season.  It was replaced by Veterans Stadium, one of several stadiums of similar style utilizing artificial turf.  When several Phillies players succumbed to brain cancer, questions arose about their long-term exposure to the stadium’s synthetic surface.  More here.

Photo from the deleted Flickr account of actionlog.