Green Cathedrals

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 26, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
Green Cathedrals is a celebration of the sport of baseball, through the lens of its ballparks-the "fields of dreams" of players and fans alike. In all, some 405 ballparks have, over time, hosted a Major League or Negro League game, and each one of them is given its due, from hard statistics about dimensions to nostalgic and current photographs, to anecdotes that will inspire the memories of fans all over the country. From Fenway Park and Gus Greenlee Field (home of the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords), to Ebbets Field, Camden Yards, and the brand-new parks that have opened in the past two years, Green Cathedrals presents a cavalcade of the most beautiful sporting venues in history. Fully revised and updated since its previous edition a decade ago, with more than 130 new ballparks and hundreds of new photographs, Green Cathedrals is an essential reference for baseball aficionados and a perfect gift for baseball fans everywhere.

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Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League Ballparks

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This substantially revised volume updates the original 1992 edition with new photographs and some 100 additional ballparks and 400 baseball diamonds (arranged by geographical area). Lowry's (Forbes ... Read full review


The Ballparks alphabetical by city
Butler Pennsylvania
Cincinnati Ohio
Clarksville Virginia
Collinwood Ohio
Detroit Michigan
East Orange New Jersey
Little Rock Arkansas
Ludlow Kentucky
Minneapolis Minnesota
Mounds Illinois
Newport Rhode Island

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About the author (2009)

Philip J. Lowry's love for ballparks has been shaped by his career as an engineer. His inspiration for this book can be traced to childhood visits to Pittsburgh's legendary Forbes Field, and has been sustained during the decade of research his book represents. He now lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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