PhiladelphiaS Old Ballparks C Rich Westcott

ISBN: 9781566394543

Published: June 7th 1996

Hardcover

206 pages


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PhiladelphiaS Old Ballparks C  by  Rich Westcott

PhiladelphiaS Old Ballparks C by Rich Westcott
June 7th 1996 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 206 pages | ISBN: 9781566394543 | 10.48 Mb

Philadelphias baseball history goes beyond Shibe Park. Philadelphias Old Ballparks is both a documentary and an oral history, providing colorful descriptions of all the old professional parks and the many teams that played in them. Baker Bowl, withMorePhiladelphias baseball history goes beyond Shibe Park.

Philadelphias Old Ballparks is both a documentary and an oral history, providing colorful descriptions of all the old professional parks and the many teams that played in them. Baker Bowl, with its right field wall so close to home plate, for instance, prompted sports writer Red Smith to quip, It might be exaggerating to say the outfield wall casts a shadow across the infield.

But if the right fielder had eaten onions at lunch, the second baseman knew it. Shibe Parks idiosyncrasies are also well-documented, as are the others. The recollections of dozens of people: players, owners, vendors, ushers, groundskeepers, and fans have been called upon in recreating the world that was held within those walls.



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