Baseball in Washington, D.C. and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Baseball in Washington, D... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Baseball in Washington, D.C. (DC) (Images of America) Paperback – April 7, 2002

3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.49
$5.00 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$17.49 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Baseball in Washington, D.C. (DC) (Images of America) + You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions
Price for both: $31.27

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Authors Frank Ceresi, former curator of the National Sports Gallery, and Mark Rucker, baseball writer and vintage photograph expert, are sports historians and longtime fans of the game. Researcher Carol McMains is still hoping to bring her 3-year-old son, Brady, to his first professional ballgame . . . in the nation's capital!
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; trade pbk edition (April 2, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738514209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738514208
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. R. ZOGLIO on July 28, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is an excellent visual record of Washington baseball in it's own right but is outstanding as a companion piece to Tom Deveaux's The Washington Senators, 1901-1971 (a top notch history containing no pictures). It's great to put a face to a name from a bygone era. This book is chock full of historical photos (all b&w) that extend beyond just the Senators. After all this glowing praise, why do I rate it only 4 stars? I received it a week before Ted Williams' passing. In going back through it a week later, I was struck at the gloss job that the expansion Senators (1961-1971) received. At 14 pages (out of 128), the Senators of my youth are barely represented here. One photo each of Ted Williams and Frank Howard? Reprehensible!!! Hondo isn't even given an action photo (of him crushing another homer) but a tame head shot. Sort of reminds me of James R. Hartley's Washington's Expansion Senators (1961-1971). All in all, a must have that could have been so much better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
When Washington, D.C. acquired the Washington Nationals prior to the 2005 season, the nation's capital had been without major league baseball for 33 years. Written in 2002 while the city remained without baseball, "Baseball in Washington, D.C." captures the city's relationship with baseball over the prior century. The book is written by sports writers Frank Ceresi and Mark Rucker with the assistance of researcher Carol McMains. It is a photgraphic history in the "Images of America" series and, as the authors point out, is not intended as a definitive history of Washington D.C. baseball.

The book is enjoyable and nostalgic as it takes the reader through a guided tour of baseball in Washington D.C. It begins with a chapter describing Washington's early baseball teams from 1850 -- 1900, focusing on -- no surprise here -- a team called the Washington Nationals. The discussion features photographs of forgotten players, stadiums, and baseball memorabilia with a good running commentary.

The Nationals were not asked to join the National League upon its formation in 1900. In fact, the League bought the team only to disband it. When the American League was formed the following year, Washington D.C. began its long relationship with the Washington Senators. The original Washington Senators team receives most of the attention in this book, especially in the team's best years before 1930. The Senators won their only World Series in 1924, while winning American League Pennants in 1925 and 1933. The book focuses on many of the players of the early years, while concentrating on "The Big Train", Walter Johnson, who won 416 games in his career, spent entirely with the Senators, for clubs that often were mediocre.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
This “Images of America” book follows the traditional format established by Arcadia Publishing: 128 pages, with two black-and-white images filling most pages. Each chapter includes approximately 300 words of introductory text, and each page in the chapter contains approximately 100-150 words of text.
The three authors (Frank Ceresi, Mark Rucker, and Carol McMains) use an impressive collection of photographs to tell the story of baseball in our nation’s capital and take the story up to 1971, when the Washington Senators’ franchise moved to Texas to become the Rangers.
The book is well researched and rewards its readers by pointing out such facts that star pitcher Walter Johnson once completed 36 of 37 starts in a season, and Frank and Eleanor Roosevelt were baseball fans who often attended Senators’ games. The saddest note for Washington fans, however, is that 1924 was the last year that a Washington team won the World Series!
Most of the images in the book are posed shots and they provide an excellent glimpse of the rich baseball tradition in Washington. For a team that earned the slogan of “first in war, first in peace, last in the American League,” the number of stars who called Washington home during the summer is impressive and includes such stars as Joe Cronin, Walter Johnson, Harmon Killebrew, Sam Rice, and Ted Williams.
As with any book, there are some minor errors, which are the only thing preventing this book from getting a five-star rating. Two sample miscues are the Table of Contents lists the final chapter as “Statesman and Sportsman,” but the title actually is “Statesman as Sportsmen.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Baseball in Washington, D.C. (DC) (Images of America)
This item: Baseball in Washington, D.C. (DC) (Images of America)
Price: $17.49
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com