Cincinnati's Crosley Field: The Illustrated History of a Classic Ballpark

Cincinnati's Crosley Field: The Illustrated History of a Classic Ballpark

by Greg Rhodes
     
 

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Cincinnati's Crosley Field presents the field's history through text and more than 150 photographs. The Cincinnati Reds played at Crosley Field from 1912 through 1970, and the ballpark holds an iconic place in the city's history as well as throughout Reds Country. One of the most beloved ballparks in Major League history, Crosley Field played host to the…  See more details below

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Cincinnati's Crosley Field presents the field's history through text and more than 150 photographs. The Cincinnati Reds played at Crosley Field from 1912 through 1970, and the ballpark holds an iconic place in the city's history as well as throughout Reds Country. One of the most beloved ballparks in Major League history, Crosley Field played host to the first night game and the first of Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters, as well as four World Series and two All-Star games. From the outfield terrace to the "Moon Deck," from Lombardi's "snooze" to Big Klu's biceps, Blackwell's "whip" to Rose's belly-flop slides, the Redlegs to the Big Red Machine, Cincinnati's Crosley Field has them covered in words and pictures. Greg Rhodes and John Erardi also present the great Negro Leagues teams that played at Crosley, as well as the field's many colorful characters, such as longtime announcer Waite Hoyt and the top-hatted vendor known as Peanut Jim. In April 2009, the Reds' Hall of Fame and Museum opens this season's key exhibit, Crosley Field Remembered, and Cincinnati's Crosley Field will be sold at the team's gift shop as a souvenir.

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“...it really brought back lots of warm memories.” – Jamie H. Vaught, Middlesboro Daily News.

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ISBN-13:
9781578603848
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Greg Rhodes and John Erardi both live in Cincinnati. Joe Nuxhall (1928–2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Cincinnati Reds.

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