From beloved old favorites like Wrigley Field to new parks like San Francisco's PacBell Park, fans will adore these beautiful photo spreads, combined with memories and quotes from legendary players, coaches, managers, and fans. Also included are essential history, facts, statistics, and trivia for these 50 major league baseball stadiums.
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The ultimate baseball road trip, this extraordinary journey to 50 stadiums, both past and present, brings to life the history and highlights of each in glorious photographs and the personal reminiscences of players, managers, sportswriters, and well-known spectators.
From Ebbets Field to Camden Yards, major league ballparks hold a special place in the hearts of millions of Americans. Blue Skies, Green Fields recreates the unforgettable experience of glimpsing the panorama of sky and manicured field for the first time, and it provides the stats baseball fans relish.
The 30 current stadiums and 20 parks of the past?including beloved favorites like Old Comiskey Park and Yankee Stadium, new parks like Safeco Field in Seattle and Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, and such misbegotten mistakes as the Minneapolis Metrodrome and Candlestick Park?are captured in full-color photographs of interiors and exteriors, authoritative stats, and a brief historical narrative. Contributing their personal memories of the ballparks are legends such as Reggie Jackson, Whitey Ford, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Mark McGuire; broadcasters from Harry Kalas to Bob Costas; Tommy Lasorda, Sparky Anderson, and other managers; and fans ranging from George Plimpton to Jesse Ventura.
IRA ROSEN is the photographer/owner of Stadium Views, which produces images for posters and other merchandise. He lives in Mahwah, New Jersey.
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Book Description Gramercy, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517227150