Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971 by David Cicotello, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971
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Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971

by David Cicotello
     
 

From its 1909 construction through the final game on June 28, 1970, this volume presents a detailed look at Forbes Field, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 62 seasons. Part I includes essays on important events at the stadium (not just in major league baseball but in boxing, football, and black baseball—Forbes Field also housed the Homestead Grays) as well as

Overview

From its 1909 construction through the final game on June 28, 1970, this volume presents a detailed look at Forbes Field, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 62 seasons. Part I includes essays on important events at the stadium (not just in major league baseball but in boxing, football, and black baseball—Forbes Field also housed the Homestead Grays) as well as a transcript of the last game's play-by-play. Historians consider the stadium's legacy and discuss the dimensions and configurations of the field. In Part II, more than 55 former players, managers, and club officials of the Pittsburgh Pirates, over 100 fans, and several sportswriters reminisce.

Editorial Reviews

The Courier (SABR Negro Leagues Committee)
richly footnoted and illustrated
Pittsburgh Magazine
meticulously detail[s] the park's history
SABR Deadball Committee Newsletter
a must-read

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786427543
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2007
Series:
McFarland Historic Ballparks, #1
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,185,662
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Cicotello is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a contributor to its Deadball Stars volumes. An author and speaker, he lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Angelo J. Louisa is a researcher, writer, and community educator who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he has contributed articles to books, periodicals, and websites and is co-editor of two books on baseball history.

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