This is the first post (of 20) sharing the 1962 Baseball Baedeker guide to every city & team in Major League Baseball in existence at the time. The guide was designed to make it easier for players and travelers to know where hotels, restaurants and assorted other spots were located.
From the guide:
Karl Baedecker was the founder of a German publishing firm of guide books covering all of Europe and parts of Africa. These guide books became so celebrated, and came into such universal use that the name “Baedeker” has become synonymous with guide book. In World War II the German air raids on the English cathedral towns were called “Baedeker Raids”
Published by Whisenant-Glenn Enterprises
This guide book came into being because as a traveling ball player I have long needed such a book covering the cities visited, listing places the would be useful and convenient to know about….
Our group assembled the lists over the past season (1961) and we hope too many places haven’t moved or changed their phone numbers….
We are sorry for any error or changes or omissions, but hope we’ll be informed of them so that they can be corrected in the next printing. And we hope you find this Baedeker as useful as we intend it to be.
*note – all images posted are from the Cardboard America Collection unless otherwise stated.
Baltimore, Maryland – Home of The Baltimore Orioles
1962 Record: (77-85) Finished 7th in the American League
The 1962 Orioles, managed by Billy Hitchcock were a thoroughly unremarkable team especially considering that there were FIVE future hall-of-famers on the team. Celebrated third baseman Brooks Robinson made his third of 15 consecutive all-star games.
Pitcher Robin Roberts, former Philadelphia Phillies great was 35 and on the downside of his career.
Ageless Hoyt Wilhelm was 39 years old, made the all-star team, finished with a 1.94 ERA and still managed to have a record of 7-10.
The other two future HOFers were not known for their on-the-field prowess.
Future Royals and Cardinals manager RF Whitey Herzog (traded in November 1962 to Detroit) and utility-infielder Dick Williams, manager of 6 teams over a 21-year career including Boston, Oakland, California, Montreal, San Diego. His Orioles contract purchased by the Colt 45s in October, 1962)
Memorial Stadium (1921-2001)
33 & Ellerslie – CH 3-9800
Tickets also available at Southern Hotel & Hotchschild-Kohn Stores.
Business office at Stadium.
Games start at 2 or 8 PM. TN at 6PM
Take Car 8, Crosstown Bus 22, Northwood 3, or Ednor Gardens 36. Ample parking lots.
ORIOLE SPORTSCASTERS: Bob Murphy and Herb Carneal
Orioles’ games broadcast over WBAL radio and telecast over WJZ-TV.
Boxwood Lodge – 1630 Reisertown Rd. in Pikesville
Holiday Inn – 3600 Pulaski Highway
Lan Lea Motel Apartments – 1727 York Rd. – Lutherville, Maryland
PARK TOWSON MOTEL – 1015 York Rd.
Sheraton Baltimore Inn – Broadway & Orleans
BARS, NIGHT CLUBS
Bitner’s Cocktail Lounge – 2401 E. Fayette
(Bitner’s didn’t last through 1962 – the property was put up for sale in July.)
Carousel Lounge – 1817 N. Charles
Celebrity Lounge – 19 E. North Ave.
Coronet Lounge – 22 E. Center
Famous Ballroom – 1717 N. Charles
Judge’s Musical Lounge – 3333 Greenmount Ave.
Living Room Cocktail Lounge – 102 N. Liberty
Oasis Nite Club – Baltimore & Frederick Sts.
Stabile’s Musical Bar – 3919 Eastern Ave.
Becker’s – 3016 Greenmount Ave.
Brandau’s Mens Shop – 3301 Greenmount Ave.
Eddie Jacobs – 4 E. Redwood
Exclusive Shop – 322 W. Baltimore
Grue Tailoring Co. – 501 E. Preston St.
Manlee Sportswear – 32 S. Paca
Baltimore Drive it Yourself – 1811 Maryland Ave.
QUICK LAUNDRY SERVICE
Home Laundry – Pulaski Highway & Erdman Ave.
Belvedere Seafood – 5418 York Rd.
Bernie Lee’s Penn Hotel – 15 Penn Ave.
Brill’s Sea Food – 611 Water Street
Cadillac Lounge Bar & Restaurant – 33 North Ave.
Carney Crab House – 2014 E. Joppa Rd.
Champs – Rte 40 West at Ingleside Ave.
Chesapeake Restaurant – 1707 N. Charles
Chiapparelli’s Restaurant – 237 S. High
Dickman’s Colonial House – 100 Mt. Royal
Eager House – 15 E. Eager
Eddie Robinson’s Gorsuch House – 511 Gorsuch Ave.
Giannerini’s – 6826 Hartford Rd.
Gordon’s Crab & Oyster House – Patterson Park Ave & Orleans
Gwynn Island Sea Food – 10108 Hartford Rd.
Hale’s Sea Food Haven – 2300 York Road, Timonium
Harvey House – 920 N. Charles
Haussner’s Restaurant – 3242 Eastern Avenue
Hoffman’s Restaurant – 3407 Greenmont Ave.
Hollander’s Restaurant – 14 E. 25th
John F. Langenfelder & Son Sea Food – 8124 Philadelphia Rd.
Karson Inn – 5104 Holabird Ave.
Little Chef – Pulaski Highway & Ebenezer Rd. White Marsh
Mardigras Supper Club – 6810 Hartford Rd.
Maria’s “300” – 300 Albemarle St.
Marty’s Park Plaza, Inc. – Charles & Madison
The Marylander – St. Paul & Universal Parkway
Mecca Restaurant – 32 S. Calvert
Mischanton’s Restaurant – 7731 Eastern Ave. Eastpoint
New China Inn – 2426 N. Charles
Nates & Leon in the Pimlico Hotel – 5301 Park Heights Ave.
Obrycki’s Crab House – 1714 E. Lombard
One West – Eager at Charles
Orioles Cafeterias Inc. – 17 E. Baltimore
Peter’s Restaurant – 1528 Eastern Ave. Essex
Spaulding’s Restaurant & Lounge – 1116 Reisertown Rd.
The House of Winterling – 3200 Foster Ave.
Velleggia’s Italian Restaurant – 204 High St.
Waters Cafe – 4425 Belair Rd.
Lord Baltimore Hotel Barber Shop – Baltimore & Hanover Sts.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Bowie Race – Bowie, Maryland
Laurel Race House – Laurel, Maryland
Pimlico Race – Belvedere & Park Heights Ave.
Putt-Putt Golf Course – Eastpoint Shopping Center