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Baseball Ground
  The former home of Derby County FC

The ground was opened in 1894.
Record Attendance: 41,826 v Tottenham Hotspur 1969.
  The Club previously played at the Racecourse Ground,
which is still the current home of Derbyshire Cricket Club.


Main Stand External View
This Stand was built in 1926

Main Stand External View

Main Stand
Main Stand

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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

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

Normanton End

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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

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

After the last game played at the Baseball

Originally the Baseball Ground was a sports ground for workers from a nearby foundry, called the Ley's Malleable Castings Vulcan Ironworks. The foundry owner Sir Fancis Ley, after visiting the United States became keen on Baseball and the ground was laid out in this way and the name stuck!

The Ground was 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 Baseball Drive or Vulcan Street.

The Club moved to Pride Park (now the iPro Stadium) in 1997.

Special thanks to David Forsyth, Han van Eijden, Owen Pavey and Carl Ackers for providing the photos for this section.

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