Ballparks Then and Now

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Thunder Bay Press, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Baseball has changed dramatically since its early days. Today, the average ticket costs upwards of $20 and fans can feast on sushi from their luxurious air-conditioned seats. See how much America's favorite pastime has changed, and how much it's stayed the same in Ballparks Then & Now.
  • Crammed with history and facts, this unique city-by-city tour of America's hallowed playing fields pairs archival images with modern photos of baseball's beloved landmarks like Union Grounds, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and the Negro League's Greenlee Field.
  • Includes all of the excitement of the 2006 season, including the winners of the 2006 World Series and all of the changes to ballparks around the U.S.
  • Celebrate glorious wooden palaces like Boston's Grand Pavilion and Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, constructed after baseball went professional in 1871.
  • Witness the ballpark renaissance of the 1990's and the dawning of multi-million dollar corporate naming rights.
  • With comprehensive data about each park (opening date, capacity, great moments), this new compact edition of best-selling Ballparks Then and Now is the perfect take-along size for fans to enjoy whether they're sitting in the bleachers or luxury box.

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User Review  - silversmom -

This was purchased for my father in law who loves ballparks and the behind the scenes information on ballparks. He enjoyed this book and keeps it within arms reach. Overall great choice for him. Good pictures. Good information. Read full review

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User Review  - sammycindy -

I bought this for my step dad who is a baseball fanatic! He travels around to most of the stadiums throughout the baseball season and he loved this book as he was reminded of all the different stadiums he has visited. Read full review



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Eric Enders is a baseball historian and freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and other publications. The first ballpark he fell in love with was Dudley Field, where he attended minor league games as a child in El Paso, Texas. A lifelong Dodger fan, he has been to twenty-nine of the ballparks featured in this book. He is a former researcher at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library and is also the author of the Play Ball! Baseball Scorebook . He lives in Cooperstown, New York, where he runs Triple E Productions, a baseball research and consulting service.

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