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"Pitches: Uniting Sports, Cultures, and Histories" From Fidel Castro's iconic baseball pitches in Cuba to the quaint cricket matches in English villages

Background imagePitch Collection: Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho)

Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho)
NFM315008 Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1893 (colour litho) by Hemy, Thomas Marie Madawaska (1852-1937) (after); National Football Museum, Manchester, UK; eNational Football Museum; English

Background imagePitch Collection: Cricket in an English Village

Cricket in an English Village
A classic English village scene of cricket played under the watchful gaze of the church steeple. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePitch Collection: Football-Spain-Liga-Barcelona-Realmadrid

Football-Spain-Liga-Barcelona-Realmadrid
Football supporters hold-up coloured rectangular posters to form a giant mosaic reading, " Thankyou Johan", in tribute to late Dutch football player Johan Cruyff before the Spanish league

Background imagePitch Collection: London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches

London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches. Date: early 1960s

Background imagePitch Collection: Fidel Castro / Baseball

Fidel Castro / Baseball
Fidel Castro stands on the pitchers mound at the Cerro, Havanas baseball stadium, where he often went to pitch an innings. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imagePitch Collection: A Spot of Bother Ayresome Park Middlesbrough. March 1973

A Spot of Bother Ayresome Park Middlesbrough. March 1973 1973

Background imagePitch Collection: 1909 FA Cup Final: Manchester United beats Bristol City 1-0

1909 FA Cup Final: Manchester United beats Bristol City 1-0
The Football Association Cup Final at the Crystal Palace, where Manchester United beat Bristol City by one goal to nil. Players including A. Turnbull, C. Roberts, W

Background imagePitch Collection: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Memorial Stadium, University

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Memorial Stadium, University of Minnesota. Date: 1939

Background imagePitch Collection: Madejski Stadium

Madejski Stadium

Background imagePitch Collection: Bobby Charlton, in the number 9 shirt for Manchester United, at Old Trafford

Bobby Charlton, in the number 9 shirt for Manchester United, at Old Trafford, Manchester against Leeds United at the start of the 1970-1971 season

Background imagePitch Collection: Aerial View of Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, February 1993

Aerial View of Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, February 1993

Background imagePitch Collection: Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia

Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia, with a crowd of spectators watching a match. Date: circa 1909

Background imagePitch Collection: Victorian cricket match, 19th Century

Victorian cricket match, 19th Century
Vintage woodcut illustration of a Victorian cricket match, 19th Century

Background imagePitch Collection: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tulane Stadium (known as The Sugar Bowl), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The annual sugar bowl American football game was played here from 1935 onwards. The stadium was demolished in 1979-1980

Background imagePitch Collection: Aerial View of Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, 3rd May 1990

Aerial View of Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, 3rd May 1990

Background imagePitch Collection: Interior view of Celtic Park, home of Glasgow Celtic football club in Parkhead

Interior view of Celtic Park, home of Glasgow Celtic football club in Parkhead. May 1962

Background imagePitch Collection: Aerial View of Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, February 1993

Aerial View of Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, February 1993

Background imagePitch Collection: Floodlights Shine Down On Deepdale

Floodlights Shine Down On Deepdale
The pitch at Deepdale is lit up by the floodlights in preparation for a night match at Deepdale. The Sir Tom Finney stand can be seen in the background ad the club crest in the forefront

Background imagePitch Collection: Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953

Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953
Photograph showing the two English batsman, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, leaving the pitch at the Oval Cricket Ground, London, 19th August 1953

Background imagePitch Collection: Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, London

Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, London
Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, home of Chelsea Football Club, SW London, with a match in progress and a large number of spectators. Date: 1922

Background imagePitch Collection: FA Cup Semi Final match at Hillsborough. Leeds United v Manchester United 0

FA Cup Semi Final match at Hillsborough. Leeds United v Manchester United 0. Denis Law of Manchester United has his shirt ripped after a fracas with Leeds players Billy Bremner

Background imagePitch Collection: Texas Longhorns with steer mascot, USA

Texas Longhorns with steer mascot, USA
Texas Longhorns (American football team) with their mascot Big Boy, a Longhorn steer), Austin, Texas, USA. Date: 1941

Background imagePitch Collection: Lords Cricket Ground as a Goose Farm, 1915

Lords Cricket Ground as a Goose Farm, 1915
Photograph showing the pitch and pavilion of Lords Cricket Ground, during the grounds use as a farm for rearing geese in World War I

Background imagePitch Collection: Women playing hockey

Women playing hockey
A womens hockey match -- they are wearing long skirts, which must be rather difficult to run in

Background imagePitch Collection: Cricket Field, Campbell College, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Cricket Field, Campbell College, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1904

Background imagePitch Collection: Muddy Soccer Goalie

Muddy Soccer Goalie
An amateur game of football played on a very muddy pitch: the goalkeeper catches the ball in mid-air

Background imagePitch Collection: Madejski Stadium

Madejski Stadium

Background imagePitch Collection: The 1934 Test Match at Lords: Verity wins the game

The 1934 Test Match at Lords: Verity wins the game
Verity winning the match for England, sending down a ball to Woodfall, the Australian captain. On the third day of the second test match

Background imagePitch Collection: Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) stadium, Chicago, USA

Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) stadium, Chicago, USA
Chicago Cubs Park (Wrigley Field) baseball stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, home of Chicagos National League Baseball Club. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePitch Collection: View of the Clock End of Highbury Stadium, Arsenal Football Ground. December 1984

View of the Clock End of Highbury Stadium, Arsenal Football Ground. December 1984

Background imagePitch Collection: Football: West Ham vs. Burnley F. C. Alan Taylor, turns away hands raised

Football: West Ham vs. Burnley F. C. Alan Taylor, turns away hands raised
Football: West Ham vs. Burnley F.C. Alan Taylor, turns away hands raised, after scoring goal for West Ham. March 1975 75-01462-021

Background imagePitch Collection: Touchdown, Yale vs. Princeton, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1890 (oil on canvas)

Touchdown, Yale vs. Princeton, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1890 (oil on canvas)
3247946 Touchdown, Yale vs. Princeton, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1890 (oil on canvas) by Remington, Frederic (1861-1909); 55.9x82.7 cm; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Background imagePitch Collection: Cricket at Gads Hill Place, Rochester, c1868

Cricket at Gads Hill Place, Rochester, c1868. Charles Dickens Bowling the first ball at a charity match at the back of Gads Hill Place near Rochester, September 16th 1868. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imagePitch Collection: WW1 - Lords Cricket Ground used as a Goose Farm, 1915

WW1 - Lords Cricket Ground used as a Goose Farm, 1915
Photograph showing the pitch of the Marylebone Cricket Ground (Lord s), during the grounds use as a farm for rearing geese in World War I

Background imagePitch Collection: TOM SEAVER (1944- ). George Thomas Seaver, known as Tom. American baseball pitcher

TOM SEAVER (1944- ). George Thomas Seaver, known as Tom. American baseball pitcher. Pitching for the New York Mets against the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of the 1969 World Series

Background imagePitch Collection: Bobby Charlton, pictured during the Bolton Wanderers verses Manchester United match at

Bobby Charlton, pictured during the Bolton Wanderers verses Manchester United match at Burnden Park Stadium, Bolton, Lancashire. Bolton won the match by one goal to nil. Picture taken 17th March 1962

Background imagePitch Collection: Baseball game in the 1880s

Baseball game in the 1880s
Baseball batter waiting for a pitch, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePitch Collection: The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923

The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium before the start of the 1923 F.A. Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United

Background imagePitch Collection: Cricket Match 1743

Cricket Match 1743
A cricket match at the Artillery Ground, London. The 18th century bat was a longer, heavier, curved version and just one two-stump wicket was used

Background imagePitch Collection: Roker Park PLA01_08_051

Roker Park PLA01_08_051
Roker Park Football Ground, Sunderland. The Main Stand and Fulwell End at Roker Park football ground, seen from the east, Roker End stand during a football game

Background imagePitch Collection: Leeds United verses Manchester United at Elland Road, Leeds, Yorkshire

Leeds United verses Manchester United at Elland Road, Leeds, Yorkshire. Bobby Charlton slides the ball past his brother Jack Charlton (number 5 for Leeds) as George Best (right for Manchester United)

Background imagePitch Collection: Cardiff City First Team Squad 1974-75. Back Row: Don Murray, Leighton Phillips

Cardiff City First Team Squad 1974-75. Back Row: Don Murray, Leighton Phillips, George Smith, Derek Showers, Bill Irwin, Freddie Pethard, Ron Healey, Jack Whitham, Johnny Vincent, John Impey

Background imagePitch Collection: BOB GIBSON (1935- ). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the St

BOB GIBSON (1935- ). American baseball pitcher. Pitching the St. Louis Cardinals to victory over the New York Yankees in the seventh and deciding game of the 1964 World Series, at Busch Stadium, St

Background imagePitch Collection: W G Grace, legendary cricketer, batting

W G Grace, legendary cricketer, batting. late 19th century

Background imagePitch Collection: Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)

Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)
XPG443305 Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas) by Shakespeare, Percy (1906-43); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePitch Collection: Coventry City Football Club - Bobby Gould joins the Sky Blues as manager

Coventry City Football Club - Bobby Gould joins the Sky Blues as manager. 16th May 1983

Background imagePitch Collection: George Kay and Joe Smith before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 1923, (1935)

George Kay and Joe Smith before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 1923, (1935)
George Kay and Joe Smith shake hands before kick-off, FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, 28 April 1923, (1935). George Kay (1891-1954), captain of West Ham United

Background imagePitch Collection: The Pitch At Deepdale Lies In Wait

The Pitch At Deepdale Lies In Wait
On a glorious day, PNEs home ground, Deepdale in preparation of an afternoon match. The Invincibles stand can be seen in the background



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"Pitches: Uniting Sports, Cultures, and Histories" From Fidel Castro's iconic baseball pitches in Cuba to the quaint cricket matches in English villages, the concept of a pitch transcends borders and brings people together. Whether it is the London Stock Exchange's stock jobbers pitching their trades or Compton and Edrich leaving the Oval pitch in 1953, these arenas have witnessed countless moments that shaped history. Sports enthusiasts gather at stadiums like Madejski Stadium or Association Cricket Ground in Perth to witness thrilling matches unfold on meticulously maintained pitches. Even across continents, from Memorial Stadium in Minneapolis to Victorian cricket matches of the 19th century, pitches have become hallowed grounds where dreams are realized and legends are born. Football takes center stage as well; be it Spain's Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid or Ayresome Park Middlesbrough causing "a spot of bother. " The FA Cup Semi Final match at Hillsborough between Leeds United and Manchester United remains etched in memory forever. And who can forget an aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground nestled amidst the bustling streets of London? Beyond being mere playing surfaces, pitches embody passion, resilience, camaraderie - they encapsulate human emotions. They serve as platforms for athletes to showcase their skills while captivating audiences with every swing of a bat or kick of a ball. Pitches symbolize unity among diverse cultures through shared love for sports. So next time you step onto a pitch - whether it be on grassy fields under sunny skies or floodlit arenas buzzing with excitement - remember that you're partaking in something much greater than just a game. You're stepping into history itself; embracing traditions passed down through generations; becoming part of an intricate tapestry woven by countless athletes before you. In this world full of different languages and customs, let us celebrate how these humble patches transform into sacred spaces where heroes rise above challenges and create everlasting memories – all on the hallowed ground we call a pitch.