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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; Second Edition edition (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762773405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762773404
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a fresh approach to a familiar idea..."—Rocky Mountain News
 
"Most people only get a chance to see baseball in a handful of parks during a lifetime. The authors saw all of them and it shows."— Olympian

From the Back Cover

They’ve done it again! Years ago two baseball fanatics set out to create a comprehensive guide to all the diverse and fascinating ballparks throughout the country. What they created—part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history book, part restaurant and city guide—is every baseball fan’s epic adventure. On this, their second Ultimate Baseball Road Trip, the authors updated their information on every venue from Boston to L.A., and they wrote brand new chapters for the brand new parks—the new Yankee Stadium, Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Mets’ Citi Field, San Diego’s Petco Park, Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the Twins’ Target Field, and Miami’s Marlins Ballpark.
 
Plus, they’ve added loads of information on how new technology has enhanced the fan experience and changed the game. And they’ve recorded their very own colorful real-time stories and dialogue at the parks, among the local fans, and hanging out in the Big League cities. It’s like you’re right there with Josh and Kevin watching the game and yucking it up!
 
Ticket and travel information • The best and worst seats in each park • Folklore and statistics on each park • Each park’s trademark foods • Profiles of nearby sports bars and baseball attractions • All the information you need to navigate Major League Baseball on the Internet!
 
Funny, irreverent, and loaded with more than 100 photos, The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip is the go-to guide for every fan’s armchair or real-life baseball road trip.

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Then I bought my hubby their book when it came out.
Maine Reviewer
It is all good, plan to use as guide for summer 2014 Road Trip.
DandyDan
It's enjoyable to read, in no way is it a dry book of facts.
Oz woman

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Oz woman on July 22, 2012
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My family has visited over 20 baseball parks since the first edition of this book was published, so I was thrilled to see that an updated version of it was available. The information given in the book is very VERY useful when planning a trip to a park you've never been to, starting with what sections have the best seats (and which sections to avoid) when purchasing tickets, how to get there (including public transportation options), where to park if you drive, what foods to try (or avoid) while at the game, and especially all the information about the features in and around the ballpark. The true baseball fanatic will enjoy the historical information for each ballpark/team. It's enjoyable to read, in no way is it a dry book of facts. I highly recommend it for any fan planning a trip to a baseball park for a major league game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Linda A. Butler on October 26, 2012
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I read the reviews prior to purchasing this book ...and expected a good product...but nothing this good. The details included are great not only on the ball parks themselves but the surrounding areas. The feedback is also geared to the "normal traveler" not people who live the lives of the "rich and famous". I also like how the authors included personal stories of interactions with friends and/or relatives they visited with in the different cities
and their local customs (foods, games, etc.). My husband and I like visiting new and different ball parks...and we are even more energized to continue our visits agfter receiving this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela White on August 10, 2013
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My husband and I have joined Red Sox nation and each year when the schedule comes out, we pick a different ballpark to visit to see the Red Sox play. We use this book as a guide to get an insight into the different stadiums and the food to eat and what to look for. We have visited 7 stadiums and look forward to going to all of them and using this book as our guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CK Hawaii on September 27, 2013
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I used the hard copy to plan a baseball park road trip around the great lakes. It was very helpful in picking out good seats. I also downloaded an e-copy on my kindle for quick reference during the trip in finding good places to eat nearby the ballparks and what to eat and where to get drinks at the parks. The book is also enjoyable to read with historical notes and amusing stories about each ballpark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gloria A. Martin on July 15, 2014
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Gift for my husband ... and he seemed to be happy with it so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Parker on July 10, 2014
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My fiancé and I are huge baseball fans. This book is perfect for us since we want to visit all the Major League stadiums eventually.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jake on May 26, 2014
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Even if you aren't visiting one of the parks it is fun to read about them. Just reading about the food is a hoot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda H on April 4, 2014
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My favorite section is about AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. I grew up listening to the Giants on the radio. Nothing better than hearing Willy Mays hit one out of the park! I've been to Candlestick and AT&T. Being in the bleachers or in a good seat, it's always a thrill to watch the guys in action. Now I'm enjoying the games more because I can appreciate each stadium that the Giants play in. It's like having a memory of visiting each park. Thank you, Guys, for sharing your trip.
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