New York's Great Lost Ballparks

By Bob Carlin

Subjects: New York/regional, Sports And Society, General Interest, American Studies
Series: Excelsior Editions
Imprint: Excelsior Editions
Paperback : 9781438490229, 310 pages, October 2022

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Table of contents

Introduction

The Ballparks

1. New York City Area
The Bronx
Brooklyn
Manhattan
Port Chester
Queens
Staten Island
Yonkers

2. The Southern Tier
Addison
Bath
Binghamton/Johnson City/Lestershire/Endicott
Canisteo
Corning
Elmira
Hornellsville (now Hornell)
Norwich
Oneonta
Waverly

3. Western New York State
Buffalo
Celoron
Dunkirk
Jamestown
Lockport
Niagara Falls
Olean
Wellsville

4. The Northern Tier
Auburn
Batavia
Canandaigua
Canton
Cortland
Fulton
Geneseo
Geneva
Gouverneur
Ilion
Ithaca
Little Falls
Lyons
Malone
Massena
Newark
Ogdensburg
Oneida
Oswego
Palmyra
Penn Yan
Potsdam
Rochester
Rome
Seneca Falls
Syracuse
Utica
Watertown

5. Eastern New York State
Albany
Amsterdam
Catskill
Cobleskill
Colonie
Fallsburg/Mountaindale
Fleischmanns
Glens Falls
Gloversville/Johnstown
Haverstraw
Hudson
Kingston
Middletown
Newburgh
Nyack
Ossining
Peekskill
Plattsburgh
Poughkeepsie
Rouses Point
Saratoga Springs
Saugerties
Schenectady
Troy/Lansingburgh
Walden

References
Name Index
Author Biography

Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.

Description

New York's Great Lost Ballparks tells the story of New York playing grounds and ballparks of yesteryear. Organized by region and city, the book includes a complete list of New York's historic ballparks in an easy-to-read guidebook format. Each listing includes the name and location of the park, the years in operation, the names of the professional clubs that called it their home, the park's seating capacity, and a "Fun Fact" or two that distinguishes each locale. More famous ballparks include an extended history that examines the importance of the field in the annals of the game. The book is richly illustrated with historic photos of the parks and players and ten maps of key locations (including New York City's boroughs). Special attention is given to locales that hosted the Negro League and all-women teams.

Bob Carlin is an author, researcher, and radio and record producer. His many books include Banjo: An Illustrated History.