Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks (Paperback)

The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks

By Chris Epting, Joe Buck (Foreword by)

Santa Monica Press, 9781595800411, 335pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location.

Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive directory.

Entries include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925.

About the Author

Chris Epting is the author of numerous books, including "James Dean Died Here, Led Zeppelin Crashed Here, Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here," and "The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain." He has contributed articles to such publications as the "Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure," and "Preservation" magazine. He lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.

Joe Buck is an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.