The current football stadium at Boston University is called Nickerson Field. You can see it when you drive on Route 90.
From 1915 to 1952, the Braves played there, calling it home the year AFTER they won the stunning 1914 World Series from the favored Philadelphia Athletics.
Babe Ruth called this field home for one season. So did Rogers Hornsby. The Cleveland Indians clinched the 1948 World Series here, to date their last ever title.
This entrance way to the field remains more or less how it was when the Braves called it home.
I tried to look cool in this pic with the future Hall of Famer. The camp was in 1983 at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. He showed up. So did Jerry Remy and Gary Allenson.
Eck signed my glove. I lost it. You read that right. I lost a Hall of Famer’s autograph.
The great announcer Keith Jackson passed away today. Most remember him as a football voice. He was also a great baseball announcer. He would have had more memorable calls had Howard Cosell not stepped on him so often.
Celebrating great pipes in this episode of Sully Baseball.
While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.