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Baseball Ground - Derby County

Main Stand Entrance

Main Entrance, Baseball Ground, Derby
                      County

Osmaston End
Affectionately known as the 'Ossie End' by the Derby supporters. This originally
had terracing in both the Upper and Lower Tiers. It was built in 1933.

 Osmaston End, Baseball
                      Ground, Derby County

Main Stand
This Stand was built in 1926

Main Stand, Baseball Ground,
                      Derby County

Normanton End
This Stand was built in 1935. Again this end, used to house
terracing in both the upper and lower tiers. 

Normanton End,
                      Baseball Ground, Derby County

A Closer Look At The Main Stand

Main Stand,
                      Baseball Ground, Derby County

Ley Stand
This was quite 'modern' compared to the other stands having been built in 1969.
It was named after the Ley Foundry that was located behind it.

Ley Stand,
                      Baseball Ground, Derby County

Taken at the Last Game Against Arsenal 
11/5/97 Attendance 18,287 (Score 1-3)

The Last Game at
                      the Baseball Ground, Derby County

And Finally It's All Over...

The Last Game

Thanks to Carl Ackers for providing some photos of the last competitive game to be played at the Baseball Ground. If Carl Ackers could contact me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com then it would be appreciated.

Originally the Baseball Ground was a sports ground for workers from a nearby foundry.
The foundry owner after visiting the United States became keen on Baseball and the ground was laid out in this way and the name stuck!

The Ground has now been demolished and has been redeveloped as a housing estate.
As a tribute all the names of the new roads are named in connection with the football club. So you may one day live in Archie Gemmill Way, or Baseball Close.

Record Attendance: 41,826 v Tottenham Hotspur 1969.
Ground Opened in 1894. The Club previously played at the Racecourse Ground,
which is still the home of Derbyshire Cricket Club. The club moved to Pride Park in 1997.

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