Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1989 - Sports & Recreation - 475 pages
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What grandstand collapsed during a game, killing twelve? How high is the Green monster in Fenway? In what park was the outfield fence only 187 feet from home plate?
Ballparks of North America is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the grounds, yards and stadiums used for organized baseball from the invention of the sport in the 1840s to the present. Entries, listed alphabetically by community, cover everything from cornfields to Yankee Stadium. Each entry gives the location of the park, who played there and when, home run dimensions, seating capacity, architectural comments, attendance records, and anecdotes. Over 100 photos and drawings, some rare.

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Contents

Ballparks of North America
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Anaheim Calif
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Atlanta Ga
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About the author (1989)

Michael Benson is a journalist and maker of documentary films, including the award-winning Predictions of Fire (1995). His work has been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Nation, among other publications, and he has been a television (CNN) and radio (NPR) reporter. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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