Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks by Chris EptingRoadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks by Chris Epting

Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks

byChris EptingForeword byJoe Buck

Paperback | April 11, 2009

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Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location.Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive directory.Entries include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925.
Chris Epting is the author of numerous books, including James Dean Died Here, Led Zeppelin Crashed Here, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here, and The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain. He has contributed articles to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure, and Preservation magazine. He lives in Hunt...
Title:Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball LandmarksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.8 inPublished:April 11, 2009Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595800417

ISBN - 13:9781595800411


Editorial Reviews

"Reading Roadside Baseball is like spending an afternoon rummaging around in baseball’s attic." —Jim Bouton