Ballparks: A Panoramic History

Ballparks: A Panoramic History

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by Marc Sandalow, Jim Sutton
     
 

The Green Monster in Boston, the ivy in Chicago, the center field in Houston, the Bermuda Triangle in Miami, the convertible roof in Seattle, the baggy in Minneapolis, and the cove in San Francisco: baseball is unique among American sports. Football, basketball, and hockey are played on identical fields, courts, and rinks. Only in baseball does the park define

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The Green Monster in Boston, the ivy in Chicago, the center field in Houston, the Bermuda Triangle in Miami, the convertible roof in Seattle, the baggy in Minneapolis, and the cove in San Francisco: baseball is unique among American sports. Football, basketball, and hockey are played on identical fields, courts, and rinks. Only in baseball does the park define the game.

This massive book tries to highlight those differences. It is not a wordy, text-based account of baseball stadiums; nor an encyclopedia telling of their history. Instead, it is a picture-packed look at what makes the current Major League parks, and some of the famous old ones, so special. It highlights what it is like to sit in the stands, stretch in the seventh inning, and watch the sun go down over a cityscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785818168
Publisher:
Chartwell Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
12.10(w) x 16.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Ballparks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just added this book to my collection of ballpark books. As far as pictures that really show you how each park looks, this book is the best! Huge, colorful overhead shots and/or panoramic shots taken from inside the stadiums. While it doesn't include every single ballpark that has been played in by big league teams, nearly all of the parks, past and present are represented. Beautiful pictures!