Twin Cities Historic Ballparks
Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:21 PM
The articles indicate they are working on a book, but the article linked above is from Fall 2003 and at this point I cannot tell when it will be out.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:01 PM
For the record, if you're looking for a LOT more about early baseball history in MN (including quite a bit about the ballparks), you might want to order (either from Amazon or your local library) Stew Thornley's Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History. Thornley is a local treasure - fanatical about this stuff and getting the details right, but also a good storyteller. He has done several stories for TwinsCentric when we were putting out the Twins annual.
In fact, come to think about it, one of them was also a stadium story. If you have any of those Twins Annuals, you can find another story in there, too.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:58 AM
There is also a baseball exhibit at the Minneapolis Central Library too- play ball!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:19 AM
Stew - who I talked about above
Dan Levitt - who is the editor of the Mpls SABR conventions publication this year (with a TON of history) and
Tom Swift - who wrote Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star (The HOF pitcher Bender was from Minnesota)
It's going to be in the downtown Mpls public library, opens a baseball exhibit, and here's the info copied from the link above:
Room Location: Pohlad Hall
Tuesday, April 10, 7–8:30 p.m.
Join local authors and baseball historians Stew Thornley, Dan Levitt and Tom Swift in a discussion of the history and quirks of baseball. Presented to kick off the Bank of America exhibit “Baseball: America's Game” in the Cargill Hall.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
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