From the authors of the popular Haunted Baseball comes this all-new collection of spooky stories from ballplayers, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office staff, and fans, exploring the sometimes amusing and often eerie connection between baseball and the paranormal. The haunting of Yankee Stadium, the ghost of Babe Ruth, and inexplicable encounters at the Hall of Fame are among the many tales herein. While spotlighting numerous major league teams, Field of Screams also includes minor league ballparks, hotels, and baseball memorabilia, and concludes with a look at major league pranks that players indulge in to spook one another.
Featuring Major Leaguers Like:
Torii Hunter: "People say when you go in [Yankee Stadium] you just have this chill that you're going to lose. Like the ghosts are whispering in your ear the whole time you're walking to the clubhouse, to the dugout, on the field."
Tim Lincecum: "I'm not answering that door! If it's a ghost or a real person, I'm not answering it!"
Roy Halladay: "I don't know what it was, but I called the front desk to change rooms."
Adrian Beltre: "It was haunted, man. I'm dead serious. I was real scared."
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Dan Gordon is the author of Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories. Mickey Bradley is a freelance sportswriter and has written on topics ranging from sports to science to humor and entertainment.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Strange Things A-Brewin' 1
Chapter 2 New York's New Jersey 10
Chapter 3 Tiger Tales 28
Chapter 4 Angel in the Clubhouse 48
Chapter 5 Chasing Babe Ruth 61
Chapter 6 The Great One Lives 100
Chapter 7 Enshrined Ghosts 108
Chapter 8 Is This Heaven? No, It's Catalina 115
Chapter 9 Land of the Rising Dead 123
Chapter 10 The Wild Frontier 150
Chapter 11 Mickey on the Mantel 159
Chapter 12 Viva La Fantasma! 165
Chapter 13 Crazy '08 177
Chapter 14 Going . . . Going . . . Gone! 191
Chapter 15 Charmed 195
Chapter 16 A Song for the Ages 210
Chapter 17 Ghost Check in Aisle 3 228
Chapter 18 Minor Leagues, Major Ghosts 236
Chapter 19 Pranks, Hoaxes, and Jokes 250
About the Authors 278
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