Green Cathedrals is the "Bible of ballparks," the reference that documents every ballpark that has ever played host to either the major leagues or the Negro leagues. This fifth edition is the first update to Green Cathedrals since 2006, and it now includes 582 ballparks, with the addition in particular of many Negro leagues parks that have been documented in the intervening years. From the 1870s to the present, from Akron to Zanesville, from the 23rd Street Grounds to Yankee Stadium, this volume is the authoritative and complete reference on ballparks.
Of course the game's most beloved parks of past and present—from Ebbets Field and Shibe Park to Wrigley and Fenway—are here, but so are the myriad small-town fields that hosted big-league games, like Renziehausen Park in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and Duncan Field in Hastings, Nebraska. Dates, dimensions, and other stats for each park are included, along with 176 photos, and the entries are dotted with historical anecdotes and curiosities, from the field where the outfield grass was so high a hit turned into an inside-the-park home run (Wheeling, West Virginia) to the ballpark destroyed by a 1953 tornado (Waco, Texas).
"A must for baseball bibliophiles... More than an excellent reference, it is fascinating to leaf through." —USA Today
"This book contains just about everything you would ever want to know about part and present major league baseball parks... It's a book triple play--excellent reference, great browsing, and terrific nostalgia." —The Sporting News