The Greatest Ballpark Ever

In this lively story of sports, politics, and the talented, hilarious, and charming characters associated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Bob McGee chronicles the ballpark's vibrant history from the drawing board to the wrecking ball, beginning ...

Author: Bob McGee

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813536002

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination. In this lively story of sports, politics, and the talented, hilarious, and charming characters associated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Bob McGee chronicles the ballpark's vibrant history from the drawing board to the wrecking ball, beginning with Charley Ebbets and the heralded opening in 1913, on through the eras that followed. McGee weaves a story about how Ebbets Field's architectural details, notable flaws, and striking facade brought Brooklyn and its team together in ways that allowed each to define the other. Drawing on original interviews and letters, as well as published and archival sources, The Greatest Ballpark Ever explores the struggle of Charley Ebbets to build Ebbets Field, the days of Wilbert Robinson's early pennant winners, the eras of the Daffiness Boys, Larry MacPhail, and Branch Rickey, the tumultuous field leadership of Leo the Lip, the fiery triumph of Jackie Robinson, the golden days of the Boys of Summer, and Walter O'Malley's ignominious departure. With humor and passion, The Greatest Ballpark Ever lets readers relive a day in the raucous ballpark with its quirky angles and its bent right-field wall, with the characters and events that have become part of the nation's folklore.

Ballpark

fans to travel: Benson, Ballparks of North America, 59–60. old Washington Park:
Ibid., 61. “in its infancy”: McGee, The Greatest Ballpark Ever, 41–42. all of the
pieces: Gershman, Diamonds,110–11. process of assembling: McGee, The
Greatest ...

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525656243

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 539

An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a "saloon in the open air"), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations--bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the "concrete donuts" of the 1950s and '60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game--the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands--shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities--where dreams are as limitless as the outfields.

Tales From the Ballpark

Following his successful "Tales from the Dugout, " Mike Shannon continues to delight baseball fans with memorable anecdotes from the sport's past and present. 20 illustrations.

Author: Mike Shannon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809224845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 508

Following his successful "Tales from the Dugout, " Mike Shannon continues to delight baseball fans with memorable anecdotes from the sport's past and present. 20 illustrations.


Ballparks of North America

Ebbets Field was maybe the best ballpark ever , home of the greatest pain and
greatest joy , home of the biggest family . On Opening Day 1947 , Ebbets Field
provided the laboratory for Mr . Robinson and Mr . Rickey ' s noble experiment .

Author: Michael Benson

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 475

View: 847

This chronologically arranged history book of ballparks are listed under their cities. It lists the name of the ballpark, the league of the first team to play there, location, dimensions of the field of play, seating capacity, and attendance records.


American Book Publishing Record

0904 The greater generation . 305 . 209730 The greatest ballpark ever . 796 .
357068 The Greek praise of poverty . 183 . 4 Greek sculpture . 733 . 3 Greek
treasures . 709 . 495074 Greeks in America . 973 . 0489 Green Shakespeare .
822 .

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Category: American literature

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Echoes from the Ball Park

The greatest shortstop ever . The greatest everything ever . Tommy Leach ,
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman ( 1900 - 1912 , 1918 ) Just pitch the ball and
pray . John McGraw , to a young New York Giants pitcher on how to pitch to
Wagner ...

Author: Alan Ross

Publisher: F/S

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 759

Sports historian Alan Ross Shares an essential history of America's pastime. Fascinating stories about the game's greatest players and teams.

Ebbets

The Greatest Ballpark Ever : Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers .
New Brunswick , New Jersey : Rutgers University Press , 2005 . Mclver , Helen
Howard Smedberg . Genealogy of the Smedberg Family . Washington , D.C. ...

Author: Edward Eugene Steele

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Family History

Page: 304

View: 358


Ballparks

Touring some of the greatest major league ballparks ever erected, this illustrated volume describes the features and obscure facts that make every ballpark unique and also examines the trends in stadium architecture over the past century. ...

Author: Robert Von Goeben

Publisher: Friedman-Fairfax

ISBN: 9781567999235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 613

Touring some of the greatest major league ballparks ever erected, this illustrated volume describes the features and obscure facts that make every ballpark unique and also examines the trends in stadium architecture over the past century. 110+ color and archival images.


Fenway 1912

This is a book for all of us. Larry Tye, author of SATCHEL: The Life and Times of an American Legend Glenn Stout has done the impossible: he has put an end to the seemingly bottomless genre that is Fenway Park books. We now need no more.

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547195621

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 620

A centennial tribute to the beloved ballpark shares the behind-the-scenes story of its tumultuous origins and first year, sharing coverage of such topics as the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park's notorious quirks, the construction contributions of local citizens and the history-making World Series battle between the Red Sox and the Giants. 25,000 first printing.

Classic Ballparks

YANKEE STADIUM The 1958 NFL Championship Jame The " Greatest Game
Ever Played in Yankee Stadium was not , according to some historians , a Major
League Baseball game ; it was a football game — the 1958 NFL Championship ...

Author: James Buckley (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760760086

Category: Baseball

Page: 140

View: 825

The Polo Grounds -- Fenway Park -- Tiger Stadium -- Ebbets Field -- Wrigley Field -- Yankee Stadium.

The Publishers Weekly

-Broadway's Bill Thomas Bob McGee The Greatest Ballpark Ever 5,000 first
printing Ebbets Field and the story of the Brooklyn Dodgers “ The ballpark is a
prism through which to tell the story of the Dodgers . " --Rutgers UP's Kristi Long
Buzz ...

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Ballpark

... third baseman ever to play the game openly wept , as the New York Yankees
slaughtered a demoralized Ballclub by a ... He had staked his whole life on this
Ballclub , and still had a chance to pull off the greatest coup in the history of the ...

Author: Michael Schiffer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780671417963

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 987

The lives of all-star third baseman Pardee, sports broadcaster Pauline Reese, and fast-food franchiser and ball-club owner Raneer collide on the final night of the baseball season

The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Answer Book

Is it true that walks once counted as hits ? What was the greatest catch ever made
? What is the highest batting average anyone has ever had for one season ?
What is the prettiest ballpark in the big leagues ? Announcers sometimes tell you
 ...

Author: Mark Alvarez

Publisher: Little Simon

ISBN: 9780671673772

Category: Baseball

Page: 95

View: 812

Here's a fun-and-fact-filled compendium of answers to the questions young baseball fans ask most. Illustrated. Photographs.

Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat

Here is Red giving major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.

Author: Red Barber

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803261365

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 691

For more than fifty years Red Barber was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when Barber burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. More than half a century later, he could still be heard, broadcasting over National Public Radio from his retirement home in Tallahassee. Announcing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later for the New York Yankees, he became a legend long before his death in 1992. Red?s story reveals the growth and changes in baseball over the years, the demands of sportscasting, and the difference between radio and television reporting. Here is Red giving major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.

Ballpark Vacations

Author: Bruce Adams

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679031529

Category: Baseball

Page: 291

View: 683

Each chapter in "Ballpark Vacations" is a miniguide to a short vacation created around visits to two or three local ball parks and includes details on what to see and do in the area that's fun for the whole family. Personal anecdotes, baseball lore and hilarious stories bring the ballparks vividly to life.

GameFace

The Greatest Ballpark Ever : Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers ,
Rutgers University Press , 2005 . O ' Toole , Shannon . Wedded to the Game :
The Real Lives of NFL Women , Bison Books , 2006 . Ritz , David . Divided Soul ...

Author: Erica Boeke

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753513286

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 349

View: 801

Here at last is a book for women who love professional sports that is at once smart and saucy, deep and dishy. It’s not a book for women who want to impress their husbands or boyfriends. It’s not a book that gets all worked up over Title IX or Mia Hamm or the virtues of the WNBA. And it’s not a book with a pink cover. In short, the joy and passion of following pro sports is too often eclipsed by an emphasis on factoids and statistics, and here, finally, is the antidote. GameFace: The Kick-Ass Guide for Women Who Love Pro Sports by Erica Boeke and Chris De Benedetti captures the action and drama of pro sports -- both on the field and off -- from scandals to tailgating and from thugs to heroes. GameFace is also packed with never-seen-before lists and tips including: *How to get into the pit at a NASCAR race *Sports Wives & Girlfriends Hall of Fame & Shame *Best & Worst Performances of The Star Spangled Banner *Best Ballpark Eats *Best Sports Movies & TV Shows *Athletes & Teams That Give Us Hope GameFace will inspire female fans everywhere to regale stat-spewing guys at water coolers and sports bars with mesmerizing tales of thrilling victories, agonizing defeats, and the magical (and sometimes hilarious) moments that only pro sports can deliver.

Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents 2006

... 1910 - 1945 by Marian E . Wardle , The Greatest Ballpark Ever : Ebbets Field
and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Bob McGee , Remaking the American
University : Market - Smart and Mission - Centered by Robert Zemsky , Gregory R
 ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780977268207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 933

Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.