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MLB 10 Offers Six Classic Ballparks as Pre-Order Bonus

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Six venues from baseball's halcyon days will be offered as downloadable content for preorders of MLB 10: The Show, through GameStop and Amazon.


Interestingly, Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, perhaps the most pined-for, long-since-demolished stadium in baseball lore, is not on the list. Nor are more recent casualties such as Tiger Stadium or Comiskey Park, which would have plenty more fans with a living memory of the place than Shibe or the Polo Grounds.

If you preorder in the store, you get a card with a DLC code the day you pick up the game; online orders will have the code emailed. These are the parks:

• Crosley Field: Home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1912 to 1970. The site of major league baseball's first night game.

• Forbes Field: Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1970, scene of Bill Mazeroski's home run to end the 1960 World Series.

• Griffith Stadium: Home of the Washington Senators from 1911 to 1960; site of Mickey Mantle's 565-foot blast off Chuck Stobbs, April 17, 1953.

• Polo Grounds: Home of the New York Giants from 1891 to 1957, the Yankees from 1913 to 1922, and the Mets from 1962 to 1963. Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World" to win the 1951 National League pennant was struck here.

• Shibe Park: Home of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1909 to 1954, and the Phillies from 1938 to 1970, later known as Connie Mack Stadium.

• Sportsman's Park: Home of the St. Louis Browns from 1902 to 1953 and the Cardinals from 1920 to 1966. One of only two stadiums to host an entire World Series (1944; the Polo Grounds in 1921 and 1922 is the other).