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Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field And the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rivergate Books
Publication date August 25, 2006
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813536019
ISBN-10 0813536014
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination.

In this lively story of sports, politics, and the talented, hilarious, and charming characters associated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Bob McGee chronicles the ballpark's vibrant history from the drawing board to the wrecking ball, beginning with Charley Ebbets and the heralded opening in 1913, on through the eras that followed. McGee weaves a story about how Ebbets Field's architectural details, notable flaws, and striking facade brought Brooklyn and its team together in ways that allowed each to define the other.

Drawing on original interviews and letters, as well as published and archival sources, The Greatest Ballpark Ever explores the struggle of Charley Ebbets to build Ebbets Field, the days of Wilbert Robinson's early pennant winners, the eras of the Daffiness Boys, Larry MacPhail, and Branch Rickey, the tumultuous field leadership of Leo the Lip, the fiery triumph of Jackie Robinson, the golden days of the Boys of Summer, and Walter O'Malley's ignominious departure.

With humor and passion, The Greatest Ballpark Ever lets readers relive a day in the raucous ballpark with its quirky angles and its bent right-field wall, with the characters and events that have become part of the nation's folklore.


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from Rivergate Books (June 25, 2005); titled "The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field And The Story Of The Brooklyn Dodgers"
9780813536002 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination.
Paperback
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from Rivergate Books (August 25, 2006)
9780813536019 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Generations after its demise, Ebbets Field remains the single most colorful and enduring image of a baseball park, with a treasured niche in the game's legacy and the American imagination.

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