Rickwood Field : A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark (Hardcover)

Author: Barra, Allen

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The extraordinary social history of Rickwood Field becomes the story of baseball itself, gloriously evoked for the centennial of America''s oldest ballpark.


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393069334
SKU 212507817
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0393069338
Release Date 7/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.5T
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Allen Barra
Allen Barra has written about sports for such publications as The New York Observer, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker.
"Allen Barra's biography of an Alabama minor-league baseball stadium is such an important book - not just because it celebrates the oldest ballpark in America, or because of the remarkable cast of characters who have trod its meadow of beautiful grass for a century. It's because Barra, a voice crying in the wilderness, recognizes that our stadia are more than playing grounds. They are sources of civic pride. They should be built to last. And this one was."
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Annotation Acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra returns to his home state to document the 100-year history of Birmingham, Alabama's Rickwood Field, America's oldest baseball park, which has played host to the likes of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Willie Mays. While Barra provides an exciting and definitive account of the best games and players ever to grace the diamond at Rickwood, the most compelling portion of his stadium biography focuses on the field's status as a bastion from the racial tensions which consumed Birmingham during the years of segregation.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0367
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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