- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The Intrepid Traveler; 2nd Edition edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887140522
- ISBN-13: 978-1887140522
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,899,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Florida Spring Training: Your Guide to Touring the Grapefruit League Paperback – September 1, 2004
An indispensable companion to any baseball fan or traveler who might wish to visit ... baseball spring training in Florida. -- Taste California Travel, January 2005, by Micheal Eady
If you're interested in visiting more than the Red Sox in Fort Myers, you'll want to pick up [this book]. -- Boston Herald, February 13, 2005, by Diane Daniel
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all the books I found had bad reviews. I saw that this book
was coming out and didn't know if it was going to be good or
not but for the price I went ahead and ordered it.
* The book has zero fluff and all you need to know about each
of the 17 spring training stadiums in Florida.
* It has a brief history of how spring training started in
* Gives you the details you want to know for example
the shade, food, parking, attractions near by, and where to
I don't know why this book wasn't written long ago.
Last year I took my son to spring training for our first time.
I had the best time and will now make it a tradition each
year. Last year we went to Disney for the Braves, Kissimmee for
the Astors, and Lakeland for the Tigers.
This year we will be going to Vero to see the Dodgers, Port
St Lucie to see the Mets, and Melbourne to see the Expos. If
we have time and enough energy we may also go to Jupiter to
see the Cardinals.
Thanks to this book I know to spend some time at Dodger Stadium
in Vero which the author said is the best in the Grape Fruit League. Before I read this book I was only going to see one
game there but now we will see two games and will get there
early to see practice.
Like the author said there is something special about baseball
spring training not found in any other sport. I'm not a huge
baseball fan but I'm a huge baseball spring training fan.
If you are looking for a book that provides a broader perspective on the traditions or history of Spring Training, then perhaps you should look elsewhere. Alan Byrd does not really attempt to cover this here but should not necessarily be faulted for this.
From personal experience of visiting five different venues during Spring Training 2005, this book was a tremendous help and eliminated a lot of mistakes that would otherwise have been made when visiting ballparks for the first time.