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Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks (Images of America Series)

Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks (Images of America Series)

by Chris Epting
     
 

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Baseball's long and storied history in Los Angeles has been played at venues including the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was part of an amusement park, as well as Gilmore Field, where the Hollywood Stars played, and Wrigley Field, where many movies and television shows were filmed. The 1923-vintage Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the Dodgers' first

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Baseball's long and storied history in Los Angeles has been played at venues including the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was part of an amusement park, as well as Gilmore Field, where the Hollywood Stars played, and Wrigley Field, where many movies and television shows were filmed. The 1923-vintage Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the Dodgers' first home in California in 1958, when they moved from Brooklyn. Greater Los Angeles also featured professional baseball at Olive Memorial Stadium in Burbank, Brookside Park in Pasadena, on Catalina Island, plus at numerous diamonds throughout Orange and Riverside Counties, where legends including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Connie Mack appeared. Most fans know Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium, but many other historic ballparks existed in Southern California. Their images are collected together here for the first time.

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Title: Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: NBC Los Angeles

Date: 5/7/2010

BATTER UP! You like Los Angeles. You like baseball. Unhand your hot dog and brew and pick up a new copy of "Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks" from Arcadia Publishing. You know Arcadia as the house that puts out all of those look-back books, volumes packed with interesting and rare pics. This one, of course, looks at all of the diamonds that popped up around town decades ago. Gilmore Field! Wish we could revisit for a day. Chris Epting -- he's the author of "Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here" and all of those great pop culture/location guides -- is the man behind the book. PLAY BALL: "Ballparks" debuted in April; it's $21.99 from Arcadia Publishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738580326
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/07/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
731,346
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Chris Epting is the author of 16 books, including Roadside Baseball and James Dean Died Here, as well as Arcadia's Images of Sports: The Early Polo Grounds and Then and Now: Huntington Beach. For Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks, he incorporates images from a variety of sources including the author's personal collection and several local historical societies. Originally from New York, Chris lives in Huntington Beach with his wife and their two children.

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