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America's Classic Ballparks

Author : James Buckley
Publisher : Becker & Mayer
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2022-09-20
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780760377543

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America’s Classic Ballparks takes you out to the ballgame with the historic and iconic landmarks that amplify American culture and baseball fans alike.

America's Classic Ballparks

Author : James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Baseball fields
ISBN : 1607107252

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America's Classic Ballparks by James Buckley, Jr. Pdf

Winner of the Gold Award for Sports from ForeWord's 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards That ball is outta here -- out of the ballpark that is. Baseball parks are as American as apple pie and America's Classic Ballparks commemorates six ballparks guaranteed to spark nostalgia for the old ball game. Complete with ten removable replicas of historic ballpark documents, America's Classic Ballparks is a wealth of information on these beloved national landmarks. Reliving everything from opening day at Fenway Park to the top ten moments in Yankee stadium, ballpark enthusiasts will revel in stadium trivia and cherish the historic photographs found throughout these pages. Authored by prolific sportswriter James Buckley Jr., America's Classic Ballparks is the perfect addition to any sports library.


Author : Lynn Curlee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2008-03-04
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781416953609

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Ballpark by Lynn Curlee Pdf

The author provides a tour through baseball history with this tribute to America's favorite ballparks.

Ballparks of the Deadball Era

Author : Ronald M. Selter
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011-11-22
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786466252

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Ballparks of the Deadball Era by Ronald M. Selter Pdf

While most serious fans know that the Deadball Era was characterized by low scoring, aggressive baserunning, and strong pitching, few understand the extent to which ballparks determined the style of play. As it turns out, the general absence of standardization and the ever-changing dimensions, configurations, and ground rules had a profound effect on the game, as offensive production would rise and fall, sometimes dramatically, from year to year. Especially in the early years of the American League, home teams enjoyed an unprecedented advantage over visiting clubs. The 1901 Orioles are a case in point, as the club batted an astounding .325 at Oriole Park IV--some 60 points above their road average and 54 points better than visitors to the park. Organized by major league city, this comprehensive study of Deadball parks and park effects provides fact-filled, data-heavy commentary on all 34 ballparks used by the American and National Leagues from 1901 through 1919. Illustrations and historical photos are included, along with a foreword by Philip J. Lowry and a final chapter that offers an assessment of the overall impact of parks on the era.

Classic Ballparks

Author : James Buckley (Jr.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 140 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Baseball
ISBN : 0760758778

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Classic Ballparks by James Buckley (Jr.) Pdf

The Polo Grounds -- Fenway Park -- Tiger Stadium -- Ebbets Field -- Wrigley Field -- Yankee Stadium.


Author : Michael T. Friedman
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2023-07-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781501769306

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Mallparks by Michael T. Friedman Pdf

In Mallparks, Michael T. Friedman observes that as cathedrals represented power relations in medieval towns and skyscrapers epitomized those within industrial cities, sports stadiums exemplify urban American consumption at the turn of the twenty-first century. Grounded in Henri Lefebvre and George Ritzer's spatial theories in their analyses of consumption spaces, Mallparks examines how the designers of this generation of baseball stadiums follow the principles of theme park and shopping mall design to create highly effective and efficient consumption sites. In his exploration of these contemporary cathedrals of sport and consumption, Friedman discusses the history of stadium design, the amenities and aesthetics of stadium spaces, and the intentions and conceptions of architects, team officials, and civic leaders. He grounds his analysis in case studies of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore; Fenway Park in Boston; Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles; Nationals Park in Washington, DC; Target Field in Minneapolis; and Truist Park in Atlanta.

Tiger Stadium

Author : Michael Betzold,John Davids,Bill Dow
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2018-03-30
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786464487

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Tiger Stadium by Michael Betzold,John Davids,Bill Dow Pdf

Built in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, its development through the 20th century reflected the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.


Author : Eric Enders
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780760365304

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Ballparks by Eric Enders Pdf

If you love baseball and the venerable stadiums its played in, you need this definitive history and guide to Major League ballparks of the past, present, and future. With a tear-out checklist to mark ballparks you’ve visited and those on your bucket list, Ballparks takes you inside the histories of every park in the Major Leagues, with hundreds of photos, stories, and stats about: Storied parks like Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Dodger Stadium Fan favorites AT&T Park, Camden Yards, PNC Park, Safeco Field, and so much more Forgotten treasures like Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, and all five parks of the Detroit Tigers New stadiums like the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the Minneapolis Twins’ Target Field, and New York’s Yankee Stadium and Citifield More than 40 other major league parks that tell the story of the national pastime through the lens of the fields the players call home No baseball fan's collection is complete without this up-to-date tome.

Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

Author : Allen Barra
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2010-08-30
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780393079357

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Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark by Allen Barra Pdf

The extraordinary social history of Rickwood Field becomes the story of baseball itself, gloriously evoked for the centennial of America’s oldest ballpark. While America has changed dramatically over the last hundred years, Rickwood Field, the pride of Birmingham, Alabama, has remained fixed in time. Best-selling baseball writer Allen Barra journeyed to his native Alabama to capture the glories of a century of baseball lore. In chronicling the history of Rickwood Field, where the manually operated scoreboard still uses numbers painted on metal sheets, Barra also tells of segregated baseball, the vaunted Negro Leagues, and captures the ghosts of the players themselves, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, and Willie Mays. Evoking such classics as Shoeless Joe and The Boys of Summer, Barra recalls not only a simpler, bygone era but also a city rife with racial tension and abject poverty, where a tattered ballpark was, and still is, a rare beacon of hope. Indeed, Barra skillfully convinces us that the histories of Rickwood Field, baseball, and the American south are inextricably bound together.

Retro Ball Parks

Author : Daniel Rosensweig
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 1572333510

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore opened in 1992 as an intentional antidote to the modern multiuse athletic stadium. Home to only one sport and featuring accents of classic parks of previous generations. Oriole Park attempted to reconstitute Baltimore's past while serving as a cornerstone of downtown redevelopment. Since the gates opened at Camden yards, more than a dozen other American cities have constructed "new old" major league parks - Cleveland, Detroit, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Houston, Arlington, Texas, and San Diego. In Retro Ball Parks, Daniel Rosenweig explores the cultural and economic role of retro baseball parks and traces the cultural implications of re-creating the old in new urban spaces. According to Rosenweig, the new urban landscape around these retro stadiums often presents a more homogenous culture than the one the new park replaced. Indeed, whole sections of cities have razed in order to build stadiums that cater to clientele eager to enjoy a nostalgic urban experience. This mandate to draw suburban residents and tourists to the heart of downtown, combined with the accompanying gentrification of these newly redeveloped areas, has fundamentally altered historic urban centers. Focusing on Cleveland's Jacobs Field as a case study, Rosenweig explores the political economy surrounding the construction of downtown ball parks, which have emerged as key components of urban entertainment-based development. Blending economic and cultural analysis, he considers the intersection of race and class in these new venues. For example, he shows that African American consumers in the commercial district around Jacobs Field have largely been replaced by symbolic representations of African American culture, such as piped-in rap music and Jackie Robinson replica jerseys. He concludes that the question of authenticity, the question of what it means to simultaneously commemorate and commodify the past in retro ball parks, mirrors larger cultural issues regarding the nature and implications of urban redevelopment and gentrification. Daniel Rosensweig is a professor in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Virginia

Lost Ballparks

Author : Lawrence S. Ritter
Publisher : Penguin Putnam
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Baseball fields
ISBN : 0140234225

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Lost Ballparks by Lawrence S. Ritter Pdf

The Polo Ground, Ebbets Field, Comiskey Park--the great temples of baseball are being razed to the ground. Now the author of The Glory of Their Times has brought 22 of these grand old open-air, wood-and-concrete stadiums back to life in a beautiful, big-hearted book filled with over 250 vintage photos of parks, players, games, and fans.

The Ballpark Bucket List

Author : James Buckley
Publisher : Epic Ink Books
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2023-03-28
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9780760380567

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The Ballpark Bucket List by James Buckley Pdf

TheBallpark Bucket List is the perfect tool to write and journal, note historic stadium changes, and jot down any other fun memories from your ballpark bucket list trip.

Fodor's Baseball Vacations

Author : Bruce Adams,Margaret Engel
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Baseball
ISBN : 0679001891

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Baseball Vacations34 Unforgettable Family Trips to 110 of America's Most Fan-Friendly Minor League and Classic Major League Ballparks "Jam-packed with suggestions in a user-friendly format that guides the reader to the diamond-shaped heart of America." -- David Lynch, "The Cedar Rapids Gazette "One of the finest travel books of the season...a terrific selection of the best baseball around the country." - Everett Potter, "The New York Times News Service Want to know which team has the funniest mascot? Which ballpark has the best contests for fans? Which stadiums serve loganberry juice, buck-a-bone BBQ, and buttermilk pie? And what you can do before and after the game? (How about whitewater rafting, rollercoastering, listening to live country music, or riding the steepest passenger railway in the world?) The authors cover the Baseball Hall of Fame and travel from the Cape Cod Leagues to California's Rancho Cucamonga. The fresh, lively anecdotes and compelling baseball lore that fill every chapter are sure to amuse -- even if the family favorite doesn't win. To help you create years of great ballpark vacations, the Adams family, parents, and children tell all: How to get foul balls, collect autographs, and save money on ticketsFamily-friendly diners, cafeterias, and restaurantsWhere the visiting team staysWhere to sit, where to park, what to eatThe best giveaways and contests

The Final Season

Author : Tom Stanton
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2007-04-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 1429981113

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The Final Season by Tom Stanton Pdf

Maybe your dad took you to ball games at Fenway, Wrigley, or Ebbets. Maybe the two of you watched broadcasts from Yankee Stadium or Candlestick Park, or listened as Red Barber or Vin Scully called the plays on radio. Or maybe he coached your team or just played catch with you in the yard. Chances are good that if you're a baseball fan, your dad had something to do with it--and your thoughts of the sport evoke thoughts of him. If so, you will treasure The Final Season, a poignant true story about baseball and heroes, family and forgiveness, doubts and dreams, and a place that brings them all together. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Tom Stanton lived for his Detroit Tigers. When Tiger Stadium began its 88th and final season, he vowed to attend all 81 home games in order to explore his attachment to the place where four generations of his family have shared baseball. Join him as he encounters idols, conjures decades past, and discovers the mysteries of a park where Cobb and Ruth played. Come along and sit beside Al Kaline on the dugout bench, eat popcorn with Elmore Leonard, hear Alice Cooper's confessions, soak up the warmth of Ernie Harwell, see McGwire and Ripken up close, and meet Chicken Legs Rau, Bleacher Pete, Al the Usher, and a parade of fans who are anything but ordinary. By the autumn of his odyssey, Stanton comes to realize that his anguish isn't just about the loss of a beloved ballpark but about his dad's mortality, for at the heart of this story is the love between fathers and sons--a theme that resonates with baseball fans of all ages.

Closing äó»Em Down

Author : David M. Jordan
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2010-08-25
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786459896

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Closing äó»Em Down by David M. Jordan Pdf

Though the players make the highlight reels, for fans of Major League Baseball the actual ballparks are often the seat of affection and team loyalty. Players come and go, get traded, retire, but the parks remain for decades. This work recounts the histories of the classic parks, those that were built between 1909 and 1923, and the last games that were played in them when their teams finally moved on.