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Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks: The Ultimate Guide to America's Top Baseball Parks Hardcover – May 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; 1 edition (May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007071696X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070716964
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,274,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wood, a high-school history teacher in Kalamazoo, Mich., undertook an odyssey in 1985 to visit in one summer all of the 26 parks where big-league baseball is played. He determined that he would grade the sites on eight criteria: layout and upkeep, the ball field, seating, the scoreboard, food, courtesy of employees, facilities and atmosphere. Giving grades from A+ to D, he concluded that the two best parks in the majors are Dodger Stadium in L.A. and Royals Stadium in Kansas City, although he didn't care much for the food at the former or the ballfield at the latter. The worst, he decided, are Houston's Astrodome and Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Fans across the nation and Canada will want to know how their stadiums rank and why, so the book should be popular.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Ritchie on August 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
Great book, I've read it numerous times and every time I enjoy a different aspect I overlooked in the past. From the author's obsession with Frank Sinatra, his driving and dining experiences, to his detailed and gastronomical adventures in baseball parks across America this is one of my favorite road trip books
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mitchell Cohen on April 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
I have owned the book "Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks" virtually since its publication in 1989. As a baseball fan for many years, I had always myself fantasized of taking the trip Mr Wood did to every baseball stadium in America. Bob Wood's book is quite simply, one of the best books I have ever read in my life. It is a combination of baseball, travel, thrill seeking, and a trip of pleasure that every baseball fan can dream of. While reading the book, I could feel what it would have been like to sit with Mr Wood in his car on that trip. Despite weather, a robbery of his possessions in Northern California, a tight budget, and incredibly long drive, and an impending baseball strike that threatened to wipe out his dream of getting to every stadium, Bob Wood perservered and finished his journey. He achieved his goal through it all, and provided an exciting book that any baseball fan who has ever dreamed of taking the trip should be proud to read. I salute Mr Wood and his accomplishment. While is is now 18 years after his trip, it remains my favorite book of all time, fiction or non fiction. Bravo, Bob, you have created a masterpiece. A book that baseball fans and any readers should be proud of and salute you for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Brugioni: brugiond@expert.cc.purdue.edu on February 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
This enchanted ride through one summer of baseball and hot dogs is not to be missed. It feels as if you are actually riding shotgun with Mr. Wood. This book is often humorous, sometimes sad, and always entertaining. One of the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Crabtree on May 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best baseball books ever written! Even non-baseball fans will enjoy reading about his epic road trip on a shoe-string budget. A must read for all true baseball fans!
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By Scott on November 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
Absolute must read for any true baseball fan. Have read this book many times over. Always makes me sad for the ballparks we've lost. In fact, it brings me to tears. But, it's worth taking this ultimate baseball adventure, cross-country ride, with Bob Wood. If you truly love baseball, then find yourself a hardbound (HB) copy of this book. Paperback (PB) will not do, because you won't be able to put it down.
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