As new ballparks for New York's two teams opened earlier this month, you can take an armchair tour of over 50 other major league baseball fields with The Ballpark Book. You'll see Wrigley's ivy up close, climb Fenway's Green Monster, bask under Dodger Stadium's palm trees, admire the Rocky Mountain skyline from Denver's Coors Field, ride the carousel while taking in a Tigers game in Detroit, and sample the tangy barbecue at Baltimore's Camden Yards.
With teams upgrading to new homes faster than we can keep track these days, there's plenty of nostalgia in these pages even though the book is only six years old. Half a dozen of the "current" ballparks depicted are already obsolete, including Old Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium in New York. They're joining a large section called "Gone, But Not Forgotten," where we can re-visit Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field in New York, Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, San Francisco's Candlestick Park, and many more (who ever thought that Houston's Astrodome would become a nostalgic icon?!).
Journey back to your own field of dreams, wherever it may be, with The Ballpark Book and play ball!