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Here's our newest book in the SABR Digital Library:
Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League and Negro League Ballparks, Fifth Edition
Author: Philip J. Lowry
Editor-In-Chief: Ron Selter
Associate Editor, Negro Leagues: Kevin Johnson
Associate Photo Editor: Paul Healey
ISBN (e-book) 978-1-9438-1656-9, $9.95
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9438-1657-6, $29.95
8.5" x 11", 332 pages
Green Cathedrals is the "Bible of ballparks," the reference that documents every ballpark that has ever played host to either the major leagues or the Negro leagues. This fifth edition is the first update to Green Cathedrals since 2006, and it now includes 583 ballparks, with the addition in particular of many Negro leagues parks that have been documented in the intervening years. From the 1870s to the present, from Akron to Zanesville, from the 23rd Street Grounds to Yankee Stadium, this volume is the authoritative and complete reference on ballparks.
Of course the game’s most beloved parks of past and present — from Ebbets Field and Shibe Park to Wrigley and Fenway — are here, but so are the myriad small-town fields that hosted big-league games, like Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and Duncan Field in Hastings, Nebraska. Dates, dimensions, and other stats for each park are included, along with 176 photos, and the entries are dotted with historical anecdotes and curiosities, from the field where the outfield grass was so high a hit turned into an inside-the-park home run (Wheeling, West Virginia) to the ballpark destroyed by a 1953 tornado (Waco, Texas).
“A must for baseball bibliophiles... More than an excellent reference, it is fascinating to leaf through.” — USA Today
“This book contains just about everything you would ever want to know about part and present major league baseball parks... It's a book triple play — excellent reference, great browsing, and terrific nostalgia.” — The Sporting News
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- Paperback: Get the paperback edition of Green Cathedrals from the SABR Store ($34.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
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About the SABR Digital Library
For more than 40 years, SABR and its members have led the way in publishing the best baseball historical and statistical research. Our publications program is shifting to take advantage of new methods of publishing. Not only will we continue to publish new books like Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession (released in December 2011); Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish! (December 2012); Sweet '60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (April 2013); Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (July 2013); Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (June 2015); The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants (December 2015); Nuclear Powered Baseball/The Simpsons (February 2016), Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (April 2016); Cuban Baseball Legends (July 2016), Baseball's Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957 (December 2016); Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome (February 2017), and No-Hitters (May 2017), which showcase the best efforts of SABR's members, chapters and committees, but new technology makes it possible for us to bring out-of-print titles like Run, Rabbit, Run: The Hilarious and Mostly True Tales of Rabbit Maranville (February 2012), Great Hitting Pitchers (March 2012), Nineteenth Century Stars (August 2012); Batting (January 2013); The Fenway Project (September 2013); and '75: The Red Sox Team That Saved Baseball (April 2015) back again.
Books will be available in digital formats as well as paperbacks produced by "print on demand" (POD).
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