Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 608 pages
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Critically acclaimed author Curt Smith fulfills the wildest dreams of baseball fans everywhere by traveling through space and time in a vast, entertaining volume that spares readers the price of gas, food, lodging (and admission) and puts them in a field box at every big-league park in the pastime’s history—from Fenway and Ebbets to Camden Yards and PNC Park. Just as Smith’s critically acclaimed Voices of the Game is the definitive history of baseball broadcasting, Storied Stadiums chronicles the stories, statistics, and characters behind all of baseball’s venues. From park to park throughout the years, the great game’s triumphs, tragedies, and comedies unfold in a kinetic prose as full of surprises as a wind-aided knuckleball. Illustrated with 36 color lithographs from the Bill Goff Collection, Storied Stadiums is at once a fact-filled almanac of the more than 125 major-league ballparks, past and present, and a paean to our national pastime.

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In this examination of major league ballparks, one-time presidential speechwriter Smith provides an iconoclastic look at the national pastime that baseball fans will likely enjoy. Not a standard ... Read full review

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"Storied Stadiums" is a fascinating look at the lengthy history of baseball and its venues. It is a really good account of the different ballparks, their quirks, and some of the historic moments that ... Read full review

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Curt Smith is an educator, broadcaster and author of numerous books. She resides in Rochester, New York.

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