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Veterans Stadium

Author : Rich Westcott
ISBN : 9781592134281
Genre : History
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Veterans Stadium was the outdoor sports and concert capital of Philadelphia from 1971 until its televised demolition in 2004. At its best, "The Vet" spawned two of the greatest moments in the city's sports history—Tug McGraw's 1980 strikeout of Willie Wilson to win the World Series and the Eagles thrashing of the Dallas Cowboys to clinch their first Super Bowl bid. At its worst, it saw fans pelt Santa Claus with snowballs and the opening of an in-stadium branch of Philadelphia municipal court to deal with rowdy Eagles fans. Part of a look-alike generation of all-purpose stadiums erected around the country, the Vet took on its own personality over the years. For all its deficiencies, it left fans loving it in the way they loved their own families—warts and all. Almost 100 photographs and Rich Westcott's yarns make Veterans Stadium the one book that will help Philadelphians—and Philadelphia visitors—remember thirty years of their history.
Category: History

Veterans Stadium

Author : The Fan
ISBN : 9781599266404
Genre : Photography
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Baseball S Longest Games

Author : Philip J. Lowry
ISBN : 9780786457342
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.33 MB
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Baseball is the only major team sport that doesn’t feature a clock, and there’s a familiar saying among fans that as long as outs remain, the game can, theoretically, go on forever. Every now and again, it nearly does, as author Phil Lowry demonstrates. The product of more than four decades of research, this book catalogs baseball games from around the world and throughout history that lasted 20 or more innings, stretched five or more hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry also examines probability models to predict how often games of unusual length will occur.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Philly Sports

Author : Ryan Swanson
ISBN : 9781557281876
Genre : History
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Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
Category: History

Baseball Stadiums In Pennsylvani

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155516931
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: PNC Park, Forbes Field, Veterans Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Shibe Park, Exposition Park, 44th and Parkside Ballpark, Sovereign Bank Stadium, Clipper Magazine Stadium, Recreation Park, Bowman Field, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, Petersen Sports Complex, Metro Bank Park, Coca-Cola Park, Meiklejohn Stadium, Columbia Park, Josh Gibson Field, Jerry Uht Park, PNC Field, List of baseball parks in Philadelphia, Point Stadium, Pullman Park, Hilldale Park, Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium, Skip Wilson Field, Henninger Field, Trees Field, Blair County Ballpark, List of baseball parks in Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Park, FirstEnergy Stadium, Stumpf Field, Bicentennial Park, Jack Critchfield Park, Hunting Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Breadon Field, Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Little League Volunteer Stadium, Greenlee Field, Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth, Oakdale Park, Forepaugh Park, Keystone Park, Centennial Grounds, Macclesfield Park. Excerpt: PNC Park is a baseball park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It opened during the 2001 Major League Baseball season, after the controlled implosion of the Pirates' previous home, Three Rivers Stadium. The ballpark is sponsored by PNC Financial Services, which purchased the naming rights in 1998. PNC Park features a natural grass playing surface and seats 38,496 people for baseball, which as of 2008 is the second-smallest capacity of any Major League park. Funded in conjunction with Heinz Field and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $216 million park stands along the Allegheny River, on the North Shore of Pittsburgh with a view of Downtown Pittsburgh. Plans to build a new stadium for the Pirates originated in 1991, but did not come to fruition for five years. Built i...

The Old Man From Leftfield

Author : Neil McKee
ISBN : 9781496945358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When I was a kid in the late 1950s, while I was a student at Paoli Elementary School, I read the famous children's book that talks about the Kid from Leftfield. Also around that time, I always said to myself, "What is it going to be like in the year 2000? I'll be fifty years old!" I couldn't comprehend being that old; the thought of it scared me, and I'd probably be in a wheelchair or something worse. I bet a lot of people my age thought the same thing. This is the story of what that kid did when he reached the age of fifty.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harry The K

Author : Randy Miller
ISBN : 9780762440344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the “Voice of the NFL.” And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now. Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people—including all of Harry's surviving family, many of his close friends from childhood to present, numerous colleagues from baseball and the NFL, and even Harry's longtime personal psychologist—to craft a loving and shockingly honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports. With incredible details from all phases of his life—from his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs, to his Hall of Fame broadcasting career in baseball, to his ubiquitous voiceover work with the NFL, to his personal vices for drinking and women, to his legendary friendship with Richie “Whitey” Ashburn, to his ongoing feud with on-air partner Chris Wheeler—Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas will surprise, delight, and enlighten all fans of the man they called “Harry the K.”
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The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate

Author : Glen Macnow
ISBN : 0975441914
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Following upon the success of the The Great Philadelphia Fan Book. Glen Macnow and Philadelphia's No. 1 sports-talk personality-Angelo Cataldi-have combined to give us The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate. It's sure to strike another nerve with Philadelphia's sports fans; the most loyal, long suffering, vociferous, in-the-blood, in your face sports fan in America! This time, Glen and Angelo get smack-dab in the middle of the controversies that always abound when sports fans get together. Whether it be in the taproom, or in the living room watching their favorite sport on TV. Who's the best this? What was the greatest that? These debates have been with us as long as sports have been played, and will continue to be.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Arlene Pullen
ISBN : 9781499060171
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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50* My Baseball Odyssey is one fan’s perspective on Major League Baseball stadiums, beginning with Shibe Park in Philadelphia and ending with Marlins Park in Miami. It offers a limited history of selected venues and relates some of the accomplishments of the men who played the game during the last one hundred years. It moves the reader’s attention from the games to the total experience of interacting with fans and observing their responses to plays on the field or people sitting beside them.
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Movin On Up

Author : Robert Gordon
ISBN : 0975441930
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Movin' On Up takes a fun ride through the then-and-now of a great city and its ball club. The city and its team have cooked up a partnership as strong and as strange as scrapple and toast over the past 121 years. Since 1883, the Phillies have been on the move-at times slowly, many times glacially, and sometimes quickly. Movin' On Up layers the present on the past by revisiting the places the Fightin' Phils once called their new home. But Movin' On Up is really about people, past, and present-not only players, but others who help and helped Philly move on up to the fabulous sports town we know today. The journey rolls along humorous and poignant episodes, old and new, that have splashed Philly and its fan with the signature color that both fascinates and infuriates outsiders. As this new millennium dashes toward the midpoint of its first decade, Philly's Phillies have a new park, a new team, and a new attitude. Well, maybe the attitude isn't all that new, as you'll read-and ne
Category: Sports & Recreation