To Every Thing a Season: Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia, 1909-1976

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Princeton University Press, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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Shibe Park was demolished in 1976, and today its site is surrounded by the devastation of North Philadelphia. Kuklick, however, vividly evokes the feelings people had about the home of the Philadelphia Athletics and later the Phillies.Shibe Park was demolished in 1976, and today its site is surrounded by the devastation of North Philadelphia. Kuklick, however, vividly evokes the feelings people had about the home of the Philadelphia Athletics and later the Phillies.
  

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Being an urban geography of north Philadelphia as viewed through the lens of neighborhood jewel Shibe Park, built as the home of the Philadelphia Athletics, later housing other Philadelphia teams such ... Read full review

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The history of Shibe Park later named Connie Mack Stadium and the history of the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhood. A particularly interesting book for anyone sports enthusiast born before 1960 in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
19091932
7
Ben Shibe and Shibe Park
9
The Athletics and North City 19091923
29
Days of Glory 19241932
50
19291954
63
Shibe Park and Depression Era Conflict
65
Tenants and Renters
80
The Mack Family and Shibe Park 19461954
110
19531976
125
Connie Mack Stadium 19531970
127
Urban Renewal?
162
Last Days 19691976
175
Common Ground
188
Essay on Sources and Notes
195
Index
225

Baseball and Business
93

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About the author (1993)

Bruce Kuklick is the Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written several books in American intellectual history and in American intellectual, political, and diplomatic history.

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