Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream

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In this lively chronicle of the creation of the Baltimore Orioles' new stadium, Richmond interweaves baseball history and hardball politics, architecture and the structure ot sports in the '90s to tell a tale as filled with tussles, turmoil, and triumphs as baseball itself.

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Publisher Fireside Books
Mfg Part# 9780684800486
SKU 30121075
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684800489
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Praise
"A captivating book....Richmond has managed to combine baseball, architecture, politics, history and a series of marvelous character studies into something nearly as grand as Camden Yards itself."
"An informative and entertaining account of how Camden Yards came into being. Who got the ball rolling, who picked it up and ran with it, and who dropped it are detailed in short, sharp sketches."
"Richmond is simply one of the most gifted sportswriters around."
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Annotation A chronicle of the creation of the new Orioles stadium.
Editors Note Named one of the "Ten Best Sports Books" by The Sporting News, Ballpark is the compelling story of how Baltimore's magnificent Camden Yards ballpark was born, and the effects it has had on the city, the team, and the whole course of stadium-building across the country. It's both an examination of the city's psyche and a close look behind the scenes at our national pastime. This is a quintessentially American story of progress, movement, change, triumph, and of an eternal renewal of hope.
Editors Note 2 In this lively chronicle of the creation of the Baltimore Orioles' new stadium, Richmond interweaves baseball history and hardball politics, architecture and the structure ot sports in the '90s to tell a tale as filled with tussles, turmoil, and triumphs as baseball itself.
Editors Note 3 Named one of the "Ten Best Sports Books" by The Sporting News, Ballpark is the compelling story of how Baltimore's magnificent Camden Yards ballpark was born, and the effects it has had on the city, the team, and the whole course of stadiumbuilding across the country. It's both an examination of the city's psyche and a close look behind the scenes at our national pastime. This is a quintessentially American story of progress, movement, change, triumph, and of an eternal renewal of hope.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Fireside Books

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