The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League Ballparks
By Philip Lowry
(Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802715623, 352pp.)
Publication Date: October 31, 2006
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Green Cathedrals is a celebration of the sport of baseball, through the lens of its ballparks--the "fields of dreams" of players and fans alike. In all, some 405 ballparks have, over time, hosted a Major League or Negro League game, and each one of them is given its due, from hard statistics about dimensions to nostalgic and current photographs, to anecdotes that will inspire the memories of fans all over the country. From Fenway Park and Gus Greenlee Field (home of the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords), to Ebbets Field, Camden Yards, and the brand-new parks that have opened in the past two years, Green Cathedrals presents a cavalcade of the most beautiful sporting venues in history. Fully revised and updated since its previous edition a decade ago, with more than 130 new ballparks and hundreds of new photographs, Green Cathedrals is an essential reference for baseball aficionados and a perfect gift for baseball fans everywhere.
Philip J. Lowry's love for ballparks has been shaped by his career as an engineer. His inspiration for this book can be traced to childhood visits to Pittsburgh's legendary Forbes Field, and has been sustained during the decade of research his book represents. He now lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
“A wonderful book.”—Bill James
“It’s a book triple play—excellent reference, great browsing, and terrific nostalgia.”—Sporting News
“More than an excellent reference, it is fascinating to leaf through.” —USA Today