Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream

  • Title: Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream
  • Author: Peter Richmond
  • ISBN: 9780684800486
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ballpark Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream Named one of the Ten Best Sports Books by The Sporting News Ballpark is the compelling story of how Balti s magnificent Camden Yards ballpark was born and the effects it has had on the city the tea
    Named one of the Ten Best Sports Books by The Sporting News, Ballpark is the compelling story of how Balti 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.Named one of the Ten Best Sports Books by The Sporting News, Ballpark is the compelling story of how Balti 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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    1. There really was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow for the Oriole owners - photo from The Baltimore Sun Ballpark tells the tale of how Baltimore’s much lauded new field, Camden Yards, came to be. It includes satisfying depictions of the personalities involved, the owners, architects, politicians, and of how a perfectly serviceable, if uninspiring Memorial Stadium was shunned to make way for a shiny new (and old-looking) money-making machine. The focus is off the players here, but there [...]

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    2. Every Orioles fan should read this book. As someone who moved to town after Camden Yards opened, I was mostly ignorant of the wrangling that occurred with the state, ownership, and the architects while the ballpark was being planned and built. Fascinating stuff. The Warehouse was not in the original plans! Unbelievable. I was also amazed that Camden Yards was floated as a ballpark site as far back as 1967. Nice little primer on Orioles history too. I learned a lot from this book that I otherwise [...]

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    3. As an Oriole fan since childhood, and as someone with an almost visceral love of baseball stadiums, this book was bound to hit the spot. On top of that, it turns out to be a very readable tale of politics, baseball ownership, architecture, stadium construction All baseball fans should be thankful that the right confluence of people and events led to Camden Yards, and the subsequent revolution in stadium construction. Enjoy!

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    4. Not just a book about a baseball stadium, but a book about baseball, about architecture, about the city of Baltimore and the wounds the city has suffered and lived with for years, and why the Yard was the first piece of redemption for a city that's been trying to be less angry for as long as it has existed.

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