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Profiles and photos of the 101 best baseball places to visit From sandlots and skyboxes to TV rooms and sports bars, Americas love for baseball has inspired too-numerous-to-count memories, discussions, and tributes. Josh Pahigian takes us on a road trip across America to honor the games players, fans, and ballparks. Through a series of engaging essays, he leads us to 101 of the very best baseball placesincluding the Ted Williams Museum, Ozzie Smiths Restaurant & Sports Bar, the remnants of Forbes Field, Babe Ruths gravesite, McCovey Cove, and dozens of other captivating landmarks and curios that celebrate our national pastime. Whether we travel by car or plane or sit in the comfort of our armchairs, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out reminds us of the games effect on American culture: how the game evolved while the nation came of age, how baseball helped break down barriers, and how it unified citizens when we needed it most.
Now in paperback, the book that provides profiles of 101 ballpark attractions, museum exhibits, statues, plaques, gravesites, shrines, bars, restaurants, and pop culture landmarks that reflect the games rich history and quirky lore.
The game of baseball has launched thousands of attractions that reflect the games rich history and quirky lore: shrines and gravesites, museum exhibits, statues, plaques, bars and restaurants, pop culture landmarks, and more. Josh Pahigian has gathered 101 of the very best of the best along with a collection of essays that explain where to find these sites and how they reflect the soul of this classic American sport.
Among the top places to visit are the St. Paul Saints Midway Stadium, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, the Billy Goat Tavern, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Jackie Robinson Center, Lenny Dykstras Car Wash, and Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park.
Whether you are an armchair traveler, a sports fan, or a lover of local folklore, this intriguing and colorful tribute to the game will be a welcome addition to your sports collection.
About the Author
is the author of The Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road Trip
The Spring Training Handbook, and The Red Sox in the Play-offs, and he is the coauthor of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip (Lyons Press). He writes the popular Travel Ten column on ESPN.coms Sports Travel page.