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Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards and Stadiums, 1845 to Present

Benson, Michael

ISBN 10: 0899503675 / ISBN 13: 9780899503677
Published by McFarland & Co Inc Pub, Jefferson, North Carolina, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine green cloth no dust wrapper. 8vo. 475 pgs with index and bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 012173

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Title: Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive ...

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub, Jefferson, North Carolina

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: B&W Photos

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Thus

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What grandstand collapsed during a game, killing twelve? How high is the Green monster in Fenway? In what park was the outfield fence only 187 feet from home plate? Ballparks of North America is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the grounds, yards and stadiums used for organized baseball from the invention of the sport in the 1840s to the present. Entries, listed alphabetically by community, cover everything from cornfields to Yankee Stadium. Each entry gives the location of the park, who played there and when, home run dimensions, seating capacity, architectural comments, attendance records, and anecdotes. Over 100 photos and drawings, some rare.

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Michael Benson, is the author of more than 50 books on sports, film, crime and conspiracy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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