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Ballpark

Author : Paul Goldberger
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2019-05-14
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780307701541

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Ballpark by Paul Goldberger Pdf

An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a "saloon in the open air"), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations--bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the "concrete donuts" of the 1950s and '60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game--the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands--shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities--where dreams are as limitless as the outfields.

Ballpark

Author : Lynn Curlee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 54,6 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.

The Ballpark Bucket List

Author : James Buckley
Publisher : Epic Ink Books
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 53,6 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.

The Greatest Ballpark Ever

Author : Bob McGee
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 355 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2005-06-22
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780813537757

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The Greatest Ballpark Ever by Bob McGee Pdf

Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination. In this lively story of sports, politics, and the talented, hilarious, and charming characters associated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Bob McGee chronicles the ballpark's vibrant history from the drawing board to the wrecking ball, beginning with Charley Ebbets and the heralded opening in 1913, on through the eras that followed. McGee weaves a story about how Ebbets Field's architectural details, notable flaws, and striking facade brought Brooklyn and its team together in ways that allowed each to define the other. Drawing on original interviews and letters, as well as published and archival sources, The Greatest Ballpark Ever explores the struggle of Charley Ebbets to build Ebbets Field, the days of Wilbert Robinson's early pennant winners, the eras of the Daffiness Boys, Larry MacPhail, and Branch Rickey, the tumultuous field leadership of Leo the Lip, the fiery triumph of Jackie Robinson, the golden days of the Boys of Summer, and Walter O'Malley's ignominious departure. With humor and passion, The Greatest Ballpark Ever lets readers relive a day in the raucous ballpark with its quirky angles and its bent right-field wall, with the characters and events that have become part of the nation's folklore.

In the Ballpark

Author : George Gmelch,J. J. Weiner
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2006-10-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 080323385X

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In the Ballpark by George Gmelch,J. J. Weiner Pdf

A captivating look at the various occupations necessary for the business end of major league baseball operations.

Ballparks

Author : Eric Enders
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 50,8 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.

Opening Day at Great American Ball Park

Author : Dann Stupp
Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Baseball fields
ISBN : 9781582617244

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Opening Day at Great American Ball Park by Dann Stupp Pdf

The beginning of a new age of Cincinnati Reds baseball is detailed in full-color splendor through this remarkable new book. Opening Day at Great American Ball Park follows all of the activities of the inaugural Opening Day at Cincinnati's new home for baseball, as the Reds battled the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, March 31, 2003. Located at 100 Main Street, the new stadium features a grass field and seating for over 42,000 baseball-crazed fans, making it the new standard for ballparks across America. Photos filling every page capture glimpses of the fans, an inside tour of Great American Ball Park, the field, and, of course, the players who make it all possible.

Ballparks

Author : Jim Sutton,Marc Sandalow
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 259 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2017-09-19
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780785835752

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Ballparks by Jim Sutton,Marc Sandalow Pdf

A panoramic view of MLB's current and most storied ballparks, from the oldest--1912's Fenway Park in Boston--to the newest, SunTrust Park, which opened a century later in 2017.

Ballparks of the Deadball Era

Author : Ronald M. Selter
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2009-01-22
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786452644

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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.

Ballpark

Author : Peter Richmond
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1995-03
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780684800486

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Ballpark by Peter Richmond Pdf

In this lively chronicle of the creation of the Baltimore Orioles' new stadium, Richmond interweaves baseball history and hardball politics, architecture and the structure ot sports in the '90s to tell a tale as filled with tussles, turmoil, and triumphs as baseball itself.

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities

Author : Stew Thornley
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-02-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439672013

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Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities by Stew Thornley Pdf

From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some old-timers have vivid memories of cheering for Willie Mays and Roy Campanella at Nicollet and Lexington. Others marveled at a majestic Killebrew home run at the Met. Many a lucky resident celebrated two world championships in the Metrodome and witnessed one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. More recently, fans have enjoyed the return of sunshine and even raindrops at Target Field. Described by City Pages as "the most respected local baseball historian," Stew Thornley leads a tour of where we--as well as our grandparents and now our children--discovered baseball.

America's Classic Ballparks

Author : James Buckley
Publisher : Becker & Mayer
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2022-09-20
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780760377543

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America's Classic Ballparks by James Buckley Pdf

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

Death at the Ballpark

Author : Robert M. Gorman,David Weeks
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2015-10-13
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780786479320

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Death at the Ballpark by Robert M. Gorman,David Weeks Pdf

When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

Out of the Ballpark

Author : Alex Rodriguez
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2010-12-07
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780062067012

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Out of the Ballpark by Alex Rodriguez Pdf

Before he hit 400 home runs... Before he was named American League MVP... Before he was AROD to millions of fans... He was Alex. Just a kid who wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world. Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez has drawn on his own childhood experiences to create this exciting picture book. It's the story of a boy named Alex who knows what it's like to swing at a wild pitch or have a ball bounce right between his legs. Alex is determined not to let his mistakes set him back—even if it means getting up at the crack of dawn to work on his hitting and fielding before school each day! Full of the spirit of determination and joy in the game that put AROD in a league of his own, Out of the Ballpark is a gift from a great sports hero to every young player who dreams of becoming a star.

Moon Baseball Road Trips

Author : Timothy Malcolm
Publisher : Moon Travel
Page : 975 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781640498020

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Moon Baseball Road Trips by Timothy Malcolm Pdf

Sunshine, hot dogs, friends, and the excitement of the game: Baseball is called America's pastime for a reason. Experience the best of the MLB cities and stadiums with Moon Baseball Road Trips. Flexible Itineraries: Explore the 30 major league cities with a variety of road trip options, including a Boston to DC route, a loop through the Midwest, a dip into Toronto, a cruise along the West Coast, and more Visit all the Ballparks: From the ivy walls of Wrigley to Fenway's Green Monster and Dodger Stadium's gorgeous mountain views, experience every ballpark in the league and dive into local fan culture Catch a Game: Find valuable tips for snagging tickets and get the inside scoop on the best places to park or catch public transit, where to eat and drink nearby, and events like music festivals, the Hall of Fame Weekend, Fourth of July celebrations, and more Explore the Major League Cities: Get to know the MLB hometowns with full chapters on each city. Pay respects to Babe Ruth in Baltimore, visit Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and stroll through the Boston Common. Find the best local craft breweries, and chow down on chili dogs, barbecue, fresh crab, and more foodie specialties. Hold back a tear at the Field of Dreams, grab a seat for a Spring Training game, or rent a kayak on the bay and try to catch a fly ball from San Francisco's Oracle Park Expertise and Know-How: Former baseball writer and avid Phillies fan Timothy Malcolm shares his advice for planning the perfect baseball road trip Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps, along with mileages, driving times, and directions, with full-color photos throughout Helpful resources on COVID-19 Planning Tips: Where to stay, when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, and tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, plus suggestions for seniors, families with kids, and more With Moon Baseball Road Trips' practical tips, local expertise, and flexible itineraries, you're ready to step up to the plate and hit the road. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.