500 Ballparks: From Wooden Seats to Retro-Classics

500 Ballparks: From Wooden Seats to Retro-Classics

by Eric Pastore
     
 

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All ballparks are not created equal. Did you know that the Baker Bowl in North Philadelphia had a short right field, and playing to that quirk allowed Phillies batters to capture 13 home-run titles in 21 years? Each stadium—from Boston's legendary Fenway Park to New York's Yankee Stadium to lesser-known fields all across the country—has its own

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All ballparks are not created equal. Did you know that the Baker Bowl in North Philadelphia had a short right field, and playing to that quirk allowed Phillies batters to capture 13 home-run titles in 21 years? Each stadium—from Boston's legendary Fenway Park to New York's Yankee Stadium to lesser-known fields all across the country—has its own dimensions and layout that have a major effect on players and the game itself. Teams play 81 games a year, and no two are exactly alike.

500 Ballparks celebrates the uniqueness of our national pastime's parks, stadiums, and fields. There's Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, where Hall of Fame games are played, and Howard J. Lamade stadium in Pennsylvania that hosts the Little League World Series. There are places long gone like Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and newly-built marvels like Nationals Park in Washington, DC. From the major to the minor leagues, each park is identified, discussed, and accompanied by stunning photographs or specially commissioned artwork.

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, but what does matter is where you play the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607102939
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Eric John Pastore is a graduate of Pace University with a B.S. in Computer Science. When not searching the world for ballparks, Mr. Pastore makes his living as both a musician and a prop guy/set dresser for Major film and television shows. He was the President of the short lived Piedmont League in North Carolina and is now Operations Manager for the Southwestern League of Professional Baseball in New Mexico. Eric lives in Congers, NY.

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