America's Classic Ballparks
Celebrating Parks Past and Present
by James Buckley
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Pub Date 20 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 11 Jul 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – becker & mayer!, becker&mayer! books ISBN
America’s Classic Ballparks takes you out to the ballgame with an interactive tour through America’s ballpark landmarks.
Baseball parks are as American as apple pie and America’s Classic Ballparks commemorates nine ballparks guaranteed to spark nostalgia for the old ball game. Featuring striking images, America’s Classic Ballparks offers a wealth of information on these beloved national landmarks.
The iconic ballparks featured include:
- Ebbets Field
- Tiger Stadium
- Polo Grounds
- Original Yankee Stadium
- Fenway Park
- Wrigley Field
- Dodger Stadium
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards
- Oracle Park
Authored by prolific sportswriter James Buckley Jr., America’s Classic Ballparks is the perfect addition to any sports library.
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America's Classic Ballparks by James Buckley is a fun read for any fan of the sport, even the most casual of one.
Part of the fun of going to a professional baseball game is the atmosphere, and a large part of that is the ballpark itself. One of the best feelings is coming through to the seating area and getting that first glimpse of the field. This book brings back all of those memories.
Baseball nostalgia is almost a beast unto itself. We fondly remember the places and games we saw, but we also tend to be nostalgic for things we never saw but only heard about. I have been to a number of the ballparks included here, and certainly enjoyed my walk down memory lane. But the ballparks I never visited I still felt nostalgic over, because they are such a big part of the history of the game. Many baseball fans become fans when they are young, so even the history-based nostalgia can take us back to our childhood. At least it does me.
While the truly iconic parks are included, readers will remember the places that stand out for them, usually because of where they lived. For me, Memorial Stadium in Baltimore is the place of my childhood (both baseball and football). DC/RFK Stadium was the other one for me because my dad, poor guy, was a Senators fan. While neither stadium is included the book still brought back memories of those ballparks.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes baseball. Whether the feel of going to the ballpark or the memories of baseball's milestones, this volume will take you back.
Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
Take yourself out to the ballgame… But if you can’t, keep content at home and peruse this nostalgic, classic celebration of our beloved and most famous American ballparks, past and present. Photographs, newspaper clippings, personal tales, fun facts, and more, all you’re missing is the concession stands. From Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park to Wrigley Park and more – this one will have you feeling ALL of the vibes.
As a lover of baseball and as someone who strives to visit every ball park this book was fantastic! It was informative. Pictures, history everything was awesome! It is a must for fans of the game!
This book is a must read for baseball fans. It has lots of great side bars like top 10 moments, firsts and lasts at the stadium, famous players who played for the home team, and famous elements of the park. The book is really more about the team and the stadium rather than just the stadium. The book is full of interesting stats such as Don Zimmer had the last hit at Ebbets field. The pictures are amazing and plentiful throughout the book.
This book is a must have for baseball fans. It covers all the iconic stadiums as well as the best on the current ones. It simultaneously gives you a gateway to baseball past, while informing you of all what is great with todays ball parks.
America's Classic Ballparks by James Buckley is a really fun read for anyone! If you are a baseball fan, if you enjoy just an occasional game or a fan that has a bucket list to visit all the baseball parks this is a great informative book for you! The book is filled with beautiful photos and details that bring to life the history and nostalgia of baseball.
This book offers amazing details of the various baseball parks throughout the major US cities. It also includes some of the very first parks that got the baseball sport started. Some of these parks I have had the opportunity it’s to visit and it is fun to read and learn about certain specifics and interesting firsts that happened at the various stadiums. I love the attention to detail on some of the other facts regarding certain stadiums such as the only at segment which focuses on details specifically for that stadium. There is also a section regarding top 10 moments which I loved to relive some of the moments I was able to see or watch.
This book brings back so many childhood memories of going to the baseball games with my family. It is a great book for any baseball lover!
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