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Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks

by Chris Epting
     
 

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Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location.

Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the

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Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location.

Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive directory.

Entries include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925.

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"One of the best travel books of 2009!"  —Los Angeles Times

"For the fan, this is the ultimate road trip . . . the perfect [guide] to lead you to all [the] great baseball stops."  —Joe Garagiola, announcer and former major league baseball player

"What a wonderful book. All the 'stations of the cross' of our national pastime are here, big and small, telling and frivolous. I can imagine this book in the glove compartment of every true fan’s car, a handy reference to this beloved game no matter where in the country you are."  —Ken Burns, Academy Award–nominated director

"It's a perfect gift for anyone who loves baseball and travel."  —Chicago Tribune

"If it doesn't make baseball fans feels as if they've died and gone to heaven, it'll at least get them to Dyersville, Iowa's Field of Dreams, where the set for the movie of the same name attracts thousands." —USA Today

"This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure."  —The Sporting News

"Chris Epting has delivered a stand-up triple (baseball's most exciting play) in Roadside Baseball . . . he doesn't miss a beat in the 336-page atlas, loaded with pictures."  —Chicago Sun Times

"Reading Roadside Baseball is like spending an afternoon rummaging around in baseball’s attic." —Jim Bouton

USA Today
If it doesn't make baseball fans feels as if they've died and gone to heaven, it'll at least get them to Dyersville, Iowa's Field of Dreams, where the set for the movie of the same name attracts thousands.
Chicago Tribune
It's a perfect gift for anyone who loves baseball and travel.
Chicago Sun Times
Chris Epting has delivered a standup triple . . . he doesn't miss a beat in the 336-page atlas, loaded with pictures.
The Sporting News
This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595800411
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
975,580
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Joe Garagiola
For the fan, this is the ultimate road trip. Chris Epting is the perfect traveling secretary to lead you to all these great baseball stops.
Ken Burns
What a wonderful book. All the 'stations of the cross' of our national pastime are here, big and small, telling and frivolous. I can imagine this book in the glove compartment of every true fan's car, a handy reference to this beloved game no matter where in the country you are.
Bill Spaceman Lee
Roadside Baseball is the GPS that takes us to all this and more. You must have it in your glove compartment when you hit the road!
Jim Bouton
Like spending an afternoon rummaging around in baseball's attic.

Meet the Author


Chris Epting is the author of numerous books, including James Dean Died Here, Led Zeppelin Crashed Here, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, and The Ruby Slippers, Madonna’s Bra, and Einstein’s Brain. He has contributed articles to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure, and Preservation magazine. He lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.

Joe Buck is an Emmy Award–winning sportscaster. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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