Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks

Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks✯ [PDF] ❤ Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks By Curt Smith ✼ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Critically acclaimed author Curt Smith fulfills the wildest dreams of baseball fans everywhere by traveling through space and time in a vast, entertaining volume that spares readers the price of gas, Critically acclaimed author Curt Smith Baseball's History ePUB ✓ fulfills the wildest dreams of baseball fans everywhere by traveling through space and time in a vast, entertaining volume that spares readers the price of gas, food, lodging and admission and puts them in a field box at every big league park in the pastime s history from Fenway and Ebbets to Camden Yards and PNC Park Just as Smith s critically Storied Stadiums: Kindle - acclaimed Voices of the Game is the definitive history of baseball broadcasting, Storied Stadiums chronicles the stories, statistics, and characters behind all of baseball s venues From park to park throughout the years, the great game s triumphs, tragedies, and comedies unfold in a kinetic prose as full of surprises as a wind aided knuckleball Illustrated withcolor lithographs from the Bill Goff Collection, Storied Stadiums is at once Stadiums: Baseball's History Epub Ý a fact filled almanac of the thanmajor league ballparks, past and present, and a paean to our national pastime. God awful, too cute for words writing, compounded by confusing text, out of context narrative, and plenty of factual errors I learned at p 105, for instance, that John Garfield became president of the United States in 1881 which, if true, meant that he was the first Jewish president of the US, and the first actor to become president, besting Ronald Reagan by 100 years Methinks the author meant James Garfield, but who s to know The name Nationals or Nats is used in the text to refer to, v God awful, too cute for words writing, compounded by confusing text, out of context narrative, and plenty of factual errors I learned at p 105, for instance, that John Garfield became president of the United States in 1881 which, if true, meant that he was the first Jewish president of the US, and the first actor to become president, besting Ronald Reagan by 100 years Methinks the author meant James Garfield, but who s to know The name Nationals or Nats is used in the text to refer to, variously, the old Washington Senators, the New York Giants sometimes referred to as the Stonehams , the St Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Phillies, or players in the National League generally and this in a book that was written several years prior to the Montreal Expos transformation into the current Washington Nationals It s up to you, dear reader, to figure out which Nationals is which The author has gone deep into his Bartlett s Familiar Quotations, included some clever quotation in almost every section and sometimes in every paragraph , and tried, with little success, to stretch the meaning of the quote so as to have it seem relevant to some incident in baseball history Well, at least the pictures were nice Storied Stadiums is a fascinating look at the lengthy history of baseball and its venues It is a really good account of the different ballparks, their quirks, and some of the historic moments that have taken place within The well researched account by Curt Smith definitely breeds in the reader an appreciation for the design and nuance of the venues that house America s Pasttime.Unfortunately good research doesn t always mean good writing Smith s narrative is often very choppy, with thoughts Storied Stadiums is a fascinating look at the lengthy history of baseball and its venues It is a really good account of the different ballparks, their quirks, and some of the historic moments that have taken place within The well researched account by Curt Smith definitely breeds in the reader an appreciation for the design and nuance of the venues that house America s Pasttime.Unfortunately good research doesn t always mean good writing Smith s narrative is often very choppy, with thoughts that are difficult to unpack and mentions of moments, quotes, and players that sometimes seem out of context or hard to follow He can t be faulted too much writing in 540 pages a sweeping history of over 100 years of baseball is not an easy task But the compromise to fit park and game information together is readability.Overall, though, it is a great read for anyone interested in baseball and especially interested in where the game has been housed The lithographs in the color inserts are wonderful and really take readers back to the days of yore An overview of major league parks since around 1901 to 2001 There are wonderful anecdotes about parks and players that I would rate 5 stars, but Smith s writing style is very poor and his connective passages are very weak A mixed bag overall, only recommended to baseball fans.

Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks
  • Paperback
  • 608 pages
  • Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks
  • Curt Smith
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 0786711876