Ballpark

Ballpark

Ballpark

An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a "saloon in the open air"), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations--bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the "concrete donuts" of the 1950s and '60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game--the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands--shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities--where dreams are as limitless as the outfields.

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Genre : ARCHITECTURE
Author : Paul Goldberger
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780307701541


Ballpark

Ballpark

Explores the histories and cultural significances of America's most famous "green cathedrals" as well as looks at the changing social climate that accompanied baseball's rise from a minor sport to the national pastime. Reprint.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Lynn Curlee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-03-04
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781416953609


The Greatest Ballpark Ever

The Greatest Ballpark Ever

Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination. In this lively story of sports, politics, and the talented, hilarious, and charming characters associated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Bob McGee chronicles the ballpark's vibrant history from the drawing board to the wrecking ball, beginning with Charley Ebbets and the heralded opening in 1913, on through the eras that followed. McGee weaves a story about how Ebbets Field's architectural details, notable flaws, and striking facade brought Brooklyn and its team together in ways that allowed each to define the other. Drawing on original interviews and letters, as well as published and archival sources, The Greatest Ballpark Ever explores the struggle of Charley Ebbets to build Ebbets Field, the days of Wilbert Robinson's early pennant winners, the eras of the Daffiness Boys, Larry MacPhail, and Branch Rickey, the tumultuous field leadership of Leo the Lip, the fiery triumph of Jackie Robinson, the golden days of the Boys of Summer, and Walter O'Malley's ignominious departure. With humor and passion, The Greatest Ballpark Ever lets readers relive a day in the raucous ballpark with its quirky angles and its bent right-field wall, with the characters and events that have become part of the nation's folklore.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Bob McGee
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780813536002


Ballpark

Ballpark

In this lively chronicle of the creation of the Baltimore Orioles' new stadium, Richmond interweaves baseball history and hardball politics, architecture and the structure ot sports in the '90s to tell a tale as filled with tussles, turmoil, and triumphs as baseball itself.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Peter Richmond
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1995-03-01
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780684800486


Warren Ballpark

Warren Ballpark

If there is a place where the ghosts of baseball players come at night to relive their glory days, it is Warren Ballpark in the old copper-mining town of Bisbee, Arizona. Warren Ballpark has been in use as a sports facility since 1909--longer than any other ballpark in the United States. Some of the most colorful and notable figures in baseball history have stepped onto its field as barnstorming big leaguers or as minor-league players hoping to make their way up to the "Big Show." Several players implicated in the infamous 1919 "Black Sox" scandal played in an "outlaw" league at Warren Ballpark during the 1920s. In 1917, it was the holding facility for 1,500 striking copper miners rounded up during the Bisbee Deportation. It is also the site of one of the longest-running and most bitterly contested high school football rivalries in America, between the Bisbee Pumas and the Douglas Bulldogs.

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Genre : History
Author : Mike Anderson
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2013-02-25
Total Pages : 127 Pages
ISBN : 9780738596433


In The Ballpark

In The Ballpark

A captivating look at the various occupations necessary for the business end of major league baseball operations.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : George Gmelch
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2006-10-01
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 080323385X


Ballpark Eats

Ballpark Eats

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jacks! America's Ballparks now offer a dizzying array of edible options. These make-like stadium recipes give young chefs and sports fans a culinary road trip at home. From the famous fish tacos at the Giants's AT&T Park in San Francisco to the mouthwatering Cuban sandwich at the Tampa Bay Rays's Tropicana Field, these diamond dishes are perfect for any seventh-inning stretch.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Katrina Jorgensen
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2016-02-01
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781623707446


Death At The Ballpark

Death At The Ballpark

When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark—rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game’s history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Robert M. Gorman
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-10-30
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9781476622583


Rickwood Field A Century In America S Oldest Ballpark

Rickwood Field A Century In America S Oldest Ballpark

A best-selling author and sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal chronicles the history of Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, the United States' oldest surviving professional baseball park and home field to the Negro Leagues of the early 20th century.

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Genre : History
Author : Allen Barra
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2010-07-26
Total Pages : 367 Pages
ISBN : 9780393069334


Beyond The Ballpark

Beyond The Ballpark

Although most baseball fans are familiar with the on-the-field accomplishments of Hall of Famers, few are as knowledgeable regarding who the players were beyond the ballpark. This book probes into the personal lives of fifty members of the Hall of Fame, examining their childhoods, families, influences, impactful life-changing events, and more.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : John A. Wood
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-04-22
Total Pages : 408 Pages
ISBN : 9781442258679