My 30 Ballpark Summer: A Journey Through Baseball's Generations

My 30 Ballpark Summer: A Journey Through Baseball's Generations

by Tobey Shiverick


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When Tobey Shiverick turned 78, he gave himself the gift of fulfilling a lifelong dream: To see a ballgame at every major league stadium in one season. Five months, 34,000 miles, a cycle and a steal of home later, he was done. The result was an unforgettable trip across the country of baseball, and an opportunity to grow his love of the game for himself, and across the generations of his family. Part travelogue, part intimate baseball diary, part ballpark reference for seniors, MY 30 BALLPARK SUMMER shares what's best about baseball today, remembers some of what has been lost, and celebrates what will be great about the game forever. From planning an 18-flight itinerary, to negotiating upper deck stairs beer-in-hand, to comparing Dodger Stadium with Ebbets Field, to the joy of eating hot dogs with grandchildren, MY 30 BALLPARK SUMMER is at once highly personal, while still full of the enthusiasm and love of baseball shared by all lifelong fans.

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ISBN-13: 9781938545238
Publisher: Summer Game Books
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Born in Chicago and raised in New York City, Tobey Shiverick now lives with his wife of 60 years in Vero Beach, Florida. A lifelong Dodgers fan from his early days at Ebbets field, Tobey started writing baseball poems in the 1990s. He is a frequent contributor to Spitball, The Literary Baseball Magazine. The desire to write about baseball morphed into his first book, about Tobey's summer visiting all 30 Major League ballparks.

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