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The Ballpark Book : A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic

Smith, Ron

ISBN 10: 0892047038 / ISBN 13: 9780892047031
Published by Sporting News Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.
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Title: The Ballpark Book : A Journey Through the ...

Publisher: Sporting News Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Belford, Kevin (illustrator)

Book Condition:New - Brand New Book!

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: Unknown Printing.

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"A nice package for young or old folks who still consider baseball our national pastime. This is a book for the real fans."--The Washington Times In The Ballpark Book, The Sporting News takes readers on a sentimental journey through the past and present fields where major-league baseball is played. Fans learn the historical texture of each field, the very places where the game's greatest moments took place, and experience the ambience and feeling of each ballpark, old and new, as if they were sitting in the stands. All of the nostalgic ballparks are here--from the Gone But Not Forgotten Era (Ebbets Field, Candlestick Park) to the New Wave Era (Camden Yards, Jacobs Field) and everything in between--49 past and present ballparks in all. Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations make this an attractive addition to any baseball fan's collection. New to this edition are recently opened parks including: San Francisco's Pac Bell Park Pittsburgh's PNC Park Detroit's Comerica Park Houston's Minute Maid Stadium Seattle's Safeco Field Milwaukee's Miller Park From Miami to Seattle, from Boston to L.A., it's a trip around the country to where baseball is played!

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Fenway. Wrigley. Ebbets Field. These are the real fields of dreams. Sporting News senior editor Ron Smith pays tribute to 46 current and former major league ballparks in The Ballpark Book. Smith divides the parks into "Classics" (Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Yankee Stadium), the "Middle Ages" (including Anaheim Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, and Jack Murphy Stadium), the "Turf Era" (such as Riverfront Stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, and Busch Stadium), the "Dome Era" (the Metrodome, Olympic Stadium, and the SkyDome), and the "New Wave Era" (including Camden Yards, Coors Field, and New Comiskey Park). The "Gone, but Not Forgotten" fields are described in reverent, nostalgic tones--suitable for Tiger Stadium and the Polo Grounds, though few will miss the Kingdome and the Stick. Each park is profiled in detail, with great photographs of historic moments. Smith points out unique features, such as the swimming pool in the outfield at Bank One Ballpark, or the single red seat, high up in the outfield bleachers, marking the spot where Ted Williams hit the longest homer in Fenway history (502 feet).

Schoolboy Rowe once said, "Ballparks are individuals to me, not just so much stone, concrete, and steel." The Ballpark Book will help you get to know some of these fine individuals. --M. Stein

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