Ballparks Then and Now
by Eric Enders
Baseball has changed dramatically since its early days. Today, the average ticket costs upwards of $20 and fans can feast on sushi from their ... Show synopsis Baseball has changed dramatically since its early days. Today, the average ticket costs upwards of $20 and fans can feast on sushi from their luxurious air-conditioned seats. See how much America's favorite pastime has changed, and how much it's stayed the same in "Ballparks Then & Now." Crammed with history and facts, this unique city-by-city tour of America's hallowed playing fields pairs archival images with modern photos of baseball's beloved landmarks like Union Grounds, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and the Negro League's Greenlee Field. Includes all of the excitement of the 2006 season, including the winners of the 2006 World Series and all of the changes to ballparks around the U.S. Celebrate glorious wooden palaces like Boston's Grand Pavilion and Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, constructed after baseball went professional in 1871. Witness the ballpark renaissance of the 1990's and the dawning of multi-million dollar corporate naming rights. With comprehensive data about each park (opening date, capacity, great moments), this new compact edition of best-selling "Ballparks Then and Now" is the perfect take-along size for fans to enjoy whether they're sitting in the bleachers or luxury box.