Ultimate Baseball Road Trip

Ultimate Baseball Road Trip Author Josh Pahigian
ISBN-10 9780762784196
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip 2nd

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip  2nd Author Josh Pahigian
ISBN-10 9780762783915
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!

Going Yard

Going Yard Author Stan Fridstein
ISBN-10 1456318365
Year 2011-02-15
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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When Stan Fridstein and his son decided to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, they never realized how difficult it would be to find useful information that would help them create the most memorable experiences. What are the hidden costs associated with such a journey? How should you spend your non-baseball stadium time? Where are the hidden treasures in each stadium? When should you stay near the stadiums and when should you stay elsewhere? How do you secure special private ballpark tours? How do you plan the logistics of each trip? Where is the best food in each venue? So many questions and there was no comprehensive, easy to follow resource available. Stan promised himself that when he and his son completed their journey, he would create a comprehensive guide for others interested in visiting many or all MLB ballparks. Whether you're doing it alone, with a buddy or with your kid, this invaluable book provides everything you'll need to create the most extraordinary possible baseball trips. Every MLB city has unique points of interest and every ballpark is a treasure open to exploration.

Baseball Road Trips The Midwest and Great Lakes

Baseball Road Trips  The Midwest and Great Lakes Author Timothy Mullin
ISBN-10 9781623688318
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books
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The perfect travel guide for baseball fans who want to see more of the great ballparks in America’s heartland, this handy guide gives you the tips for best lodging, great restaurants, and local attractions for the Major League and minor league cities and towns that dot the Midwest. With details about every ballpark from Major League Baseball to the Frontier League, this travel companion tells you the best places to sit, the best ballpark food to eat, and the best places to go around town when you are not at the ballpark. From taking in a AAA game with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines and visiting the Field of Dreams to knowing how to best experience Target Field in the Twin Cities, Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes is all you need to plan a dream baseball road trip.

Blue Skies Green Fields

Blue Skies  Green Fields Author Ira Rosen
ISBN-10 0517227150
Year 2006-02-01
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Gramercy Books
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From beloved old favorites like Wrigley Field to new parks like San Francisco's PacBell Park, fans will adore these beautiful photo spreads, combined with memories and quotes from legendary players, coaches, managers, and fans. Also included are essential history, facts, statistics, and trivia for these 50 major league baseball stadiums.

The Baseball Stadium Insider

The Baseball Stadium Insider Author Matt Lupica
ISBN-10 9781462083664
Year 2012-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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The Baseball Stadium Insideris the essential companion to your ballpark experience. Inside, you'll discover the features, facts, and figures that make each stadium unique. From the saltwater tank filled with live cow-nosed rays at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay to the Ferris wheel and carousel at Comerica Park in Detroit, exciting details await you with every turn of the page. This comprehensive ballpark guide will appeal not only to fanatics of America's pastime, but novice baseball admirers as well. Have you ever been to a game and wondered about the retired numbers adorning the outfield wall? Wonder no more—The Baseball Stadium Insider explains what each of these great ballplayers did to become baseball legends. Finally, all of the incredible games that have etched themselves into baseball history over the decades are represented. Who could ever forget Game 6 of the 1975 World Series when Boston's Carlton Fisk hit his famous extra-inning home run off Fenway's left field foul pole? Or when the Cleveland Indians, down 14–2 in the seventh inning, staged one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history to defeat the Seattle Mariners? So go ahead, take yourself out to the ballgame and get to know the cathedrals of baseball.

Ballparks A Panoramic History

Ballparks A Panoramic History Author Jim Sutton
ISBN-10 0785831746
Year 2014-09-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Chartwell Books
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The Green Monster in Boston, the ivy in Chicago, the center field hill in Houston, the Bermuda Triangle in Miami, the convertible roof in Seattle, the baggy in Minneapolis, and the cove in San Francisco: baseball is unique among American sports. Football, basketball, and hockey are played on identical fields, courts, and rinks. Only in baseball does the park define the game. This book tries to highlight those differences. It is not a wordy, text-based account of baseball stadiums; nor an encyclopedic telling of their history. Instead, it is a picture-packed look at what makes the current Major League parks, and some of the famous old ones, so special. It highlights what it is like to sit in the stands, stretch in the seventh inning, and watch the sun go down over a cityscape.

30 Tickets to Paradise

30 Tickets to Paradise Author Cody Kaufman
ISBN-10 1490966919
Year 2013-07-30
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Cody Kaufman slept at 56 different locations, rode the bus 11,492 miles, and spent just $2,563 during his 2012 road trip to every ballpark in Major League Baseball. In his new book, 30 Tickets To Paradise, Kaufman shares the wild stories about how he did it, as well as the people, places, and cultures that inspired him along the way. 30 Tickets To Paradise commences in Los Angeles with the crash-and-burn portrayal of Kaufman's quarter-life crisis, a phase he later overcomes while chasing every Major League ballpark across the United States and Canada. During his journey, he bicycles 625 miles through California, interacts with loony Greyhound passengers, interviews local celebrities, instigates practical jokes, sleeps on random couches, sprints the bases at Tiger Stadium, watches a tragic death unfold, and much more. With both comedic and dramatic chapters, each stop features an unpredictable story and ranking guide that vicariously transports readers on the ultimate baseball adventure. In the end, after a disastrous mistake nearly jeopardizes his goal, Kaufman gains spiritual enlightenment as he achieves his lifelong dream in climactic fashion. Although themed around baseball, 30 Tickets To Paradise is Cody Kaufman's true story about adventure, inspiration, and life. His underlying message resonates with adults of all backgrounds, and captivates baseball and non-baseball enthusiasts alike.

Road Trips Routes and Royals A Baseball Fan s Journey Across the United States and Canada

Road Trips  Routes  and Royals  A Baseball Fan s Journey Across the United States  and Canada Author John Brocato
ISBN-10 1478774622
Year 2016-07-18
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Outskirts Press
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From the trips as a small child to visit his grandparents in Minnesota and Arkansas, John developed an interest in discovering places along the way. Later on, John combined his fandom for the Kansas City Royals with his love for travel and began exploring the different baseball stadiums and many places along the way. This book takes readers through some of John's most memorable baseball games, many involving the Royals. Of course, John has visited sports attractions such as the Baseball and Pro Football Halls of Fame-and the National Ballpark Museum in Denver. Unexpected things, some good and some bad, usually happen along the way. Through his travels, John shares experiences from major cities like New York, Chicago, and Toronto, and small towns located well off the interstate. Recollections include the best-known landmarks like Independence Hall and Space Needle and lesser-known wonders like the American Gothic Home and National Presidents Hall of Fame. Readers will discover a Michigan city with a unique name and the world's largest version of a familiar household item. Road Trips, Routes, and Royals will make readers want to plan a trip and watch some baseball.

The Baseball Fan s Bucket List

The Baseball Fan s Bucket List Author Robert Santelli
ISBN-10 9780762440313
Year 2010-03-09
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite teams Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With todays tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseballs idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all thats good about being a fan.

101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out

101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out Author Josh Pahigian
ISBN-10 9781493016471
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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A brand new edition of the finalist for the 2008 Casey Award, presented annually to the best baseball book, 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out profiles America’s greatest baseball museums, shrines, sports bars, pop culture landmarks and ballpark sites. From sandlots and skyboxes to TV rooms and sports bars, America’s love for baseball has inspired countless memories, discussions, and tributes. Josh Pahigian takes us across America to explore the places where the game’s history, culture, and lore come to life. Whether we travel by car or sit in the comfort of our favorite armchair, the book guides us to 101 amazing baseball places—including Ted Williams’ boyhood home, the Field of Dreams movie site, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Chicago bar where the Cubs’ “Curse of the Billy Goat” was born, Babe Ruth’s grave, and scores of other captivating landmarks and curios. Replacing the now-extinct sites from the previous edition, updating entries for attractions that have moved, re-assigning coveted chapters to more inspiring baseball venues that have since opened, and including stunning color photos for nearly all of them, Josh Pahigian has created the perfect gift for any baseball fan.

Ballparks Then and Now

Ballparks Then and Now Author Eric Enders
ISBN-10 1626864713
Year 2015-06-26
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Thunder Bay Press
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Revised edition of Ballparks then & now (2002), with significant changes and updates to the text, as well as new photographs.

Take Me Out to the Ballpark

Take Me Out to the Ballpark Author Josh Leventhal
ISBN-10 9781579128661
Year 2011-03-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal
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Finally available in paperback, the New York Times bestseller is now completely revised and updated. Take Me Out to the Ballpark is the fans' favorite guide to everything you'd ever want to know about Major League ballparks, from Fenway to AT&T Park and every green diamond in between. Originally published more than ten years ago, this long-awaited paperback edition has been completely updated. Every ballpark built by spring 2011 is here, including the new Yankee Stadium (New York), Citi Field (New York), Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.), Target Field (Minneapolis), and Busch Stadium III (St. Louis). All of the park names have also been updated, including Progressive Field (Cleveland), Sun-Life Stadium (Miami), Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Chase Field (Phoenix), AT&T Park (San Francisco), and Oakland Coliseum. Also covered are minor league and Negro league parks, as well as bygone parks of previous decades. Each park is featured as a large, full-color photograph along with additional photographs that illustrate its details or great moments in its history. The text includes essential information and statsÑdimensions, fence heights, seating capacity, cost of construction, largest crowdÑplus dozens of fascinating, often little-known stories and facts, such as the escapades of famous players and the park's peculiar idiosyncrasies. Special sections feature information on scoreboards, mascots, announcers and organists, the evolution of ballpark names, concessions, and groundskeepers. Including more than 400 full-color and black-and-white photographs, plus seating plans for every current park, Take Me Out to the Ballpark is the ultimate book for the ultimate fan.