Roadside Baseball

Roadside Baseball : Uncovering Hidden Treasures from Our National Pastime

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"If it doesn't make baseball fans feel as if they've died and gone to heaven, it'll at least get them to Dyersville, Iowa's Field of Dreams, where the set for the movie of the same name attracts thousands."--USA TODAY The traveler’s companion to baseball history across America Cooperstown is not the only shrine to baseball. As Roadside Baseball shows, the history of America's pastime is alive and welling hundreds of sites across the country. This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.With colorful commentary and accompanying background stories, from sea to shining sea, this state-by-state guide leads intrepid readers to: Former sites of famous ballparks Baseball museums Baseball plaques Statues of great players Birthplaces Final resting places And much more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Sporting News Publishing Co.
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • illustrated edition
  • 0892047143
  • 9780892047147

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