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Ballparks of the Deadball Era: A Comprehensive Study of by Ronald M. Selter

By Ronald M. Selter

whereas such a lot critical lovers comprehend that the Deadball period was once characterised via low scoring, competitive baserunning, and robust pitching, few comprehend the level to which ballparks decided the fashion of play. because it seems, the final absence of standardization and the ever-changing dimensions, configurations, and floor ideas had a profound influence at the online game, as offensive construction could upward thrust and fall, occasionally dramatically, from yr to yr. specially within the early years of the yank League, domestic groups loved an remarkable virtue over traveling golf equipment. The 1901 Orioles are a working example, because the membership batted an surprising .325 at Oriole Park IV—some 60 issues above their highway ordinary and fifty four issues larger than viewers to the park.
prepared through significant league urban, this finished examine of Deadball parks and park results presents fact-filled, data-heavy statement on all 34 ballparks utilized by the yank and nationwide Leagues from 1901 via 1919. Illustrations and old pictures are integrated, in addition to a foreword via Philip J. Lowry and a last bankruptcy that provides an evaluation of the general influence of parks at the era.

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