- Gebundene Ausgabe: 301 Seiten
- Verlag: Sporting News Publishing Co ,U.S. (1. April 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0892046333
- ISBN-13: 978-0892046331
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23 x 28,8 x 2,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 11 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.191.966 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Ballpark Book (Sporting News Selects) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. April 2000
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Fenway. Wrigley. Ebbets Field. These are the real fields of dreams. Sporting News senior editor Ron Smith pays tribute to 46 current and former major league ballparks in The Ballpark Book. Smith divides the parks into "Classics" (Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Yankee Stadium), the "Middle Ages" (including Anaheim Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, and Jack Murphy Stadium), the "Turf Era" (such as Riverfront Stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, and Busch Stadium), the "Dome Era" (the Metrodome, Olympic Stadium, and the SkyDome), and the "New Wave Era" (including Camden Yards, Coors Field, and New Comiskey Park). The "Gone, but Not Forgotten" fields are described in reverent, nostalgic tones--suitable for Tiger Stadium and the Polo Grounds, though few will miss the Kingdome and the Stick. Each park is profiled in detail, with great photographs of historic moments. Smith points out unique features, such as the swimming pool in the outfield at Bank One Ballpark, or the single red seat, high up in the outfield bleachers, marking the spot where Ted Williams hit the longest homer in Fenway history (502 feet).
Schoolboy Rowe once said, "Ballparks are individuals to me, not just so much stone, concrete, and steel." The Ballpark Book will help you get to know some of these fine individuals. --M. Stein
Der Verlag über das Buch
What's behind The Ballpark Book
Thanks for taking the time to look into our book. If you're a fan of baseball, if you're a fan of major league ballparks, if you're a fan who - like me - is kicking himself for not getting to a game at Tiger Stadium before it closed, if you're a fan who wishes he could have seen a game in Ebbets Field or Crosley Field, this book is done for you.
Baseball fans don't just remember great players and plays, they remember the great places that served as stages for those people and circumstances. Those great places - those stadiums, those ballparks, those fields - hold unique smells and sounds, unique sights and feels, unique experiences for each and every fan.
Re-creating those unique features, re-igniting those feelings and sensory experiences is whats behind The Ballpark Book. We want to take you to Fenway and Wrigley and Camden Yards. We want to take you to Ebbets and Shibe and Griffith and Old Comiskey and Forbes.
The year 1999 marked the end of four national baseball treasures - Detroits Tiger Stadium, Houstons Astrodome, 3 Com Park (nee Candlestick Park) in San Francisco and Seattle's Kingdome (maybe not as treasured as the other three but, yes, a treasure nonetheless) - The Sporting News relives the experience, relives the great moments of 46 past and present baseball institutions, from Fenway Park to Jacobs Field.
You'll find 304 pages of beautiful color photographs, stadium panoramas and detail shots, and artistic illustrations of those ballparks with the great moments in their histories.
As the ballparks in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh enter their final seasons, it's a book that remembers the great places where the greatest game on earth has been played.
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The authors resisted the urge to badmouth any of the stadiums that have been widely criticized, such as the "cookie-cutter" stadiums of the 70s like RiverFront Stadium (now Cinergy Field) in Cincinatti or Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, choosing instead to concentrate on the positives and the experience of being at a particular park. I loved the description they gave of Candlestick (aka 3Com) Park, a stadium that for better or worse became my "home park" when I moved to Northern California.
The illustrations of each park, coupled with famous moments brought back a ton of memories for me. There are also numerous pictures of each ballpark, giving the reader a sense of history for each one. The book is divided into several sections, starting with the classic parks, like Wrigley & Fenway, through the current class of stadiums, to the ones not around anymore. Reading through the last section, I regretted not having had the chance to see games in some of these old parks.
One minor disapointment was that temporary parks (SF's Seals' Stadium, LA's Wrigley Field & Coliseum, Philly's Baker Bowl, Seattle's Sicks' Stadium, for example) were not mentioned. Perhaps a future edition could include them?
But other than that, this book is an excellent and entertaining reference that will keep you intrigued for hours at a time. A related book to buy if you haven't is the Lawrence Ritter book, Lost Ballparks.
The thematic organization, great text and anectdotes, along with the excellence of the photographs (up to Life magazine standards) make it a must-have for any baseball fan. I was pleased with the obvious attention to detail that went into the making of this book, as it's evident that this project was a labor of love for someone.
There were two other baseball fans in my office who were clamoring over "The Ballpark Book", and I wouldn't be surprised if they order a copy themselves. The coffee-table book quality of presentation makes it an excellent gift, too.
Die neuesten Kundenrezensionen
I'm sorry if I caused any confusion with my previous review. This book does cover the past ballparks like Ebbett's Field, etc. However, they are grouped together in the rear. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
Visually, this is a very nice piece of work, and ought to keep most baseball fans happy. It would have been nice, however, to see more complete writing on several parks (the piece... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 25. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
The Ballpark Book is a handy reference tome for any hardcore baseball fan, but I wish there were more photographs, especially of the parks that have gone through several... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 14. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
The visuals in this book are extremely rich and really reflect the nostalgia of America's favorite past time! A must for every baseball purist..Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2000 von Todd Schowalter
This book is very good. It contains many beautiful pictures of present and past ballparks. It also gives the history of each ballpark as well. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 7. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht