With a tear-out checklist to mark ballparks you’ve visited and those on your bucket list, Ballparks takes you inside the histories of every park in the Major Leagues, with hundreds of photos, stories, and stats about:
Storied parks like Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Dodger Stadium
Fan favorites AT&T Park, Camden Yards, PNC Park, Safeco Field, and so much more
Forgotten treasures like Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, and all five parks of the Detroit Tigers
New stadiums like the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the Minneapolis Twins’ Target Field, and New York’s Yankee Stadium and Citifield
More than 40 other major league parks that tell the story of the national pastime through the lens of the fields the players call home
No baseball fan's collection is complete without this up-to-date tome.
|A book for all baseball fans. The author shows you pictures and stories all of the different ballparks from the 1800’s up today’s stadiums’. You are taken through every city and the different ballparks they had and the history behind each one. How the old ones were made of wood, the men who played on those fields. The ones were movies were filmed. Where also the Black league played, as well as Cooperstown and Williamsport. What I liked about this book was the memories for me. Having been too old Yankee Stadium, going to Angel Stadium in the ’70s 80’s 90’s and the 2000s and seeing the changes to that stadium as well as Dodger Stadium. Going to Cooperstown with my father when he was still alive and having a picture of him sitting on the bleachers of the ballpark not knowing I took his picture. Going to a game with him at old Yankee Stadium and him telling me he could remember when he was a kid how the smells of roasted peanuts, cut grass, cigars all made the game feel different for him. That for me was what this book brought back along with remembering taking my daughter and sitting there at old Yankee Stadium and Angel Stadium taking her to the ballpark and looking at her face when she saw everything for the first time. This book is like that smile of seeing that field and cut grass, and those men hitting the ball out of the park. A very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com