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Did Camden Yards Save Baseball? MLB's Most Important Stadium Turns 20

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FILE - In this April 6, 1992, file photo, a general view from the upper level in the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards during opening day baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. The Orioles will celebrate mark the 20th anniversary of the inaugural opener at the Camden Yards on Friday, April 6, 2012, when they face the Minnesota Twins.(AP Photo/Ted Mathias, File) | AP

Remember those monstrosities known as multipurpose stadiums, and the dark days when they ruled the earth? Remember that awful era when baseball was infested with these drab concrete doughnuts, soulless places such as Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, or Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, or Candlestick Park in San Francisco, or Shea Stadium in New York?

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