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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User Review  - joeldinda - LibraryThing

This is the original, and in many ways the best, edition of Phil Lowry's Green Cathedrals. The subsequent editions have more information, and have corrected some errors. This edition's the prototype, and generally more interesting. This review is also posted on a dabbler's journal. Read full review

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

Contents

The Ballparks alphabetical by city
1
Butler Pennsylvania
45
Cincinnati Ohio
61
Clarksville Virginia
69
Collinwood Ohio
75
Detroit Michigan
82
East Orange New Jersey
88
Little Rock Arkansas
117
Ludlow Kentucky
124
Minneapolis Minnesota
133
Mounds Illinois
139
Newport Rhode Island
145
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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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