A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America
"Los Angeles-based writer
Chris Epting has delivered a stand-up triple
(baseball's most exciting play) in Roadside Baseball...
he doesn't miss a
beat in the 288-page atlas, loaded with pictures."
--Chicago Sun Times
"It's a perfect gift for anyone
who loves baseball and travel."
"What a wonderful book. All the
'stations of the cross' of our national pastime are here,
big and small, telling and frivolous. I can imagine this
book in the glove compartment of every true fan's car, a
handy reference to this beloved game no matter where in
the country you are."
--Ken Burns, baseball historian and filmmaker
"For the fan, this is the
ultimate road trip. Chris Epting is the perfect traveling
secretary to lead you to all these great baseball stops."
"If it doesn't make baseball
fans feels as if they've died and gone to heaven, it'll
at least get them to Dyersville, Iowa's Field of Dreams,
where the set for the movie of the same name attracts thousands."
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
The traveler's companion to baseball history across America
by Chris Epting
Cooperstown is not the only shrine
to baseball. As Roadside Baseball shows, the history of
America's pastime is alive and well in hundreds of sites
across the country.
This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes
baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way
spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of
baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the
spot of Babe Ruth's first professional home run, where the
lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing
Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland's old
League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.
With colorful commentary and accompanying
background stories, from sea to shining sea, this state-by-state
guide leads intrepid readers to:
- Former sites of famous ballparks
- Baseball museums
- Baseball plaques
- Statues of great players
- Final resting places
- And much more