Storied Stadiums by Curt Smith
Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks

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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, 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 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 with 36 color lithographs from the Bill Goff Collection, Storied Stadiums is at once a fact-filled almanac of the more than 125 major-league ballparks, past and present, and a paean to our national pastime.

About Curt Smith

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Curt Smith is a former presidential speechwriter and Smithsonian Institution host who teaches at the University of Rochester
Published September 9, 2001 by Carroll & Graf. 624 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Throw out the map and just be transported from stadium to stadium, team to team, and year to year while enjoying the patter of Smith’s friendly and lively prose.

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In this long, rambling account of the national pastime, Smith (Voices of the Game) visits various ballparks, often repeatedly, and recounts the dimensions of each park, the stories behind its construction and the history of the team(s) that occupied it.

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