For a fan of baseball history, especially the old park at Grand and Dodier, this is a must have, coffee-table book. There are many wonderful color and black and white photos of individual players, action shots from games, as well as other angles of the park itself. Even if you were born too late to have ever attended a game at Sportman's Park, after looking at the pictures, you will be able to imagine what it must have been like. Sportsman’s Park returns you to an age where baseball was a family event and kids could hop on a trolley, spend their allowance on a ballgame, and return home for dinner and homework. Revisit this nostalgic park and share a moment of baseball history.
SPORTSMAN’S PARK, THE FANS, THE PLAYERS AND THE GAME - 12 x 12, 150 pages Dan O’Neill, William Mathis and Ellie Jones.
St. Louis All-Stars
Readers will enjoy this book with its look into the Cardinal All-Stars over the years. The St. Louis Cardinals have been fortunate to have played in every game since the All-Star Game’s inception in 1933. The St. Louis Cardinals All Stars book gives wonderful detail about each of those games, including the players, the stadiums, the programs, the box scores, the line scores, the highlights and a summary of each game. This is a stunning coffee-table book full of facts, figures and amazing photographs. Included in the book is a photo album of the 2009 game in St. Louis, the history of the game, and an interview with Bill DeWitt, III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ALL-STARS - 12 x 12, 188 pages, Ellie Jones, William Mathis and Jerry Vickery.
For a fan of baseball history, this book is a must have. With a collection of color and black and white photos of players, action shots from games, and other photographs of the park itself, Wrigley Field, the Fans, the Players and the Game returns you to an age where baseball was a family event. Through this stunning coffee-table book, relive the nostalgia of a ballpark in the early days of the game. With interviews of Cubs heros Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins and Ron Santo, the reader will share their enthusiasm and love of baseball played at this magical ballpark. Don’t miss the story on the last page about the curse of the billy goat and the “curse-removal” suggested in the book.
WRIGLEY FIELD, THE FANS, THE PLAYERS AND THE GAME - 12 x 12, 150 pages Lew Friedman, William Mathis and Ellie Jones.