From Chicago's Wrigley Field to Arlington's Retractable-roof , Baseball Stadiums Are America's Beating Heart

As a child in Pittsburgh, Rob Matwick devoted years of his life looking down from the upper-deck of Forbes Field, as he watched one of the greatest baseball players of all time play in one of the greatest stadiums ever built.Matwick, now the Texas Rangers executive vice president of business operations, recalled his first visit to the fabled park, where he would eventually spend many days watching Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente stalk the right field grounds. "It was an afternoon game against the Astros," Matwick recalled. "I had never seen grass that green before in my life."Clemente and Forbes Field are long gone, the former a victim of a horrific plane crash and the latter a victim of age, replaced by the antiseptic -- albeit multipurpose -- Three Rivers Stadium.  Continue reading...

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