Camden Yards turns 20

Opened April 6, 1992, Baltimore's retro beauty still the standard for all new parks

Updated: April 6, 2012, 7:07 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

When a gleaming new stadium called SkyDome opened in Toronto in September 1989, Larry Lucchino, then the president of the Baltimore Orioles, walked across the artificial turf, gazed at the retractable roof, gawked at the hotel that rises above center field and stared at the monstrous video screen that seemed the size of a football field. Awestruck, he said, "They built the eighth wonder of the world. We're just building a nice little ballpark."

That nice little ballpark ...

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