While baseball is focused on the players and their accomplishments, the stadiums within which the game is played also contribute to its cultural impact. As the title of this work implies, the large grass fields of baseball stadiums and their fan sections are starkly contrasted by the urban spaces in which they are often embedded. With only two stadiums built before 1962 still standing and in use, Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago, this work provides a comprehensive record of major, minor, and negro league ballparks dating back to the early 1870s. The entry for each stadium includes relevant information such as architectural style, alternative names, location, occupants, dimensions and trivia. As baseball does not have standardized outfield dimensions, the variation in the size and shape of the field adds a tremendous amount of unique character to stadiums.
Philip J. Lowry
Cooperstown: Society for American Baseball Research, 1986.