A brand new edition of the finalist for the 2008 Casey Award, presented annually to the best baseball book, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out profiles America’s greatest baseball museums, shrines, sports bars, pop culture landmarks and ballpark sites. From sandlots and skyboxes to TV rooms and sports bars, America’s love for baseball has inspired countless memories, discussions, and tributes. Josh Pahigian takes us across America to explore the places where the game’s history, culture, and lore come to life.
Whether we travel by car or sit in the comfort of our favorite armchair, the book guides us to 101 amazing baseball placesincluding Ted Williams’ boyhood home, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Chicago bar where the Cubs’ “Curse of the Billy Goat” was born, Babe Ruth’s grave, and scores of other captivating landmarks and curios. Replacing the now-extinct sites from the previous edition, updating entries for attractions that have moved, re-assigning coveted chapters to more inspiring baseball venues that have since opened, and including stunning color photos for nearly all of them, Josh Pahigian has created the perfect gift for any baseball fan.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Josh Pahigian is the author of The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out (finalist for the 2008 Casey Award), The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip, first and second editions, andThe Ultimate Minor League Baseball Road-Trip, first and second editions, (all from Lyons Press), among other books. He has written articles for a variety of print- and Web-based publications, including the ESPN.com Sports Travel site. He lives in Buxton, Maine.
The game of baseball has launched thousands of attractions that reflect the game’s rich history and quirky lore: shrines and gravesites, museum exhibits, statues, plaques, bars and restaurants, pop culture landmarks, and more. Josh Pahigian has gathered 101 of the very best of the best along with a collection of essays that explain where to find these sites and how they reflect the soul of this classic American sport.
Among the top places to visit are the St. Paul Saints’ Midway Stadium, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, the Billy Goat Tavern, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Jackie Robinson Center, Lenny Dykstra’s Car Wash, and Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park.
Whether you are an armchair traveler, a sports fan, or a lover of local folklore, this intriguing and colorful tribute to the game will be a welcome addition to your sports collection.
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I bought this for my grandson who is a baseball fanatic. He absolutely loved it.