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Roadside Baseball: Uncovering Hidden Treasures from Our National Pastime

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Publisher Comments:

Roadside Baseball is a fascinating read as well as a fantastic travel guide and history book all in one. Baseball's rich history is celebrated in Cooperstown, N.Y., but it's only a glimpse of baseball's storied past. Baseball history lives in the city streets of Brooklyn to the country fields of Iowa. It's in these places you'll find birthplaces, shrines, museums, final resting places and out-of-the-way spots where Baseball's history was made or still is preserved. Buckminster Hotel, (Boston, MA), where the Black Sox planned their fix of the '19 Series; Original Little League field and Museum in Willimsport, PA; Birthplace of Jackie Robinson in Cairo, GA; Fayetteville, NC, where Babe Ruth hit his first professional Home Run; Baxter Springs, KS, where Mickey Mantle was discovered by Yankees Scout Tom Greenwade; Kansas City, MO, birthplace and location of the Negro League Hall of Fame; Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, CA, the first stadium named Wrigley Field, 1925 ? 1966; Information and selected photos for over 300 baseball historical sights; Regional, state-by-state layout.

Synopsis:

The traveler's companion to baseball history across America

Cooperstown is not the only shrine to baseball. As "Roadside Baseball shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and welling hundreds of sites across the country.

This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.

With colorful commentary and accompanying background stories, from sea to shining sea, this state-by-state guide leads intrepid readers to: Former sites of famous ballparks Baseball museums Baseball plaques Statues of great players Birthplaces Final resting places And much more

Synopsis:

A Paperback Original The traveller's companion to baseball history across America. Cooperstown is not the only shrine to baseball. As Roadside Baseball shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and well in hundreeds of sites across the country. This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to our-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remanants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.

Synopsis:

As "Roadside Baseball" shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and well in hundreds of sites across the country. This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892047147
Subtitle:
Uncovering Hidden Treasures From Our National Pastime
Foreword:
Buck, Joe
Foreword:
Buck, Joe
Author:
Epting, Chris
Publisher:
Sporting News
Location:
St. Louis, MO
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
GTR-575
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
78.5 x 5.5 in 13.895 oz

Related Subjects

Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » Reference
Travel » North America » United States » General

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Product details 288 pages Sporting News Books - English 9780892047147 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The traveler's companion to baseball history across America

Cooperstown is not the only shrine to baseball. As "Roadside Baseball shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and welling hundreds of sites across the country.

This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.

With colorful commentary and accompanying background stories, from sea to shining sea, this state-by-state guide leads intrepid readers to: Former sites of famous ballparks Baseball museums Baseball plaques Statues of great players Birthplaces Final resting places And much more

"Synopsis" by , A Paperback Original The traveller's companion to baseball history across America. Cooperstown is not the only shrine to baseball. As Roadside Baseball shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and well in hundreeds of sites across the country. This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to our-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remanants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.
"Synopsis" by , As "Roadside Baseball" shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and well in hundreds of sites across the country. This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure.
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