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To Every Thing a Season: Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia, 1909-1976
Shibe Park was demolished in 1976, and today its site is surrounded by the devastation of North Philadelphia. Kuklick, however, vividly evokes the feelings people had about the home of the Philadelphia Athletics and later the Phillies.Shibe Park was demolished in 1976, and today its site is surrounded by the devastation of North Philadelphia. Kuklick, however, vividly ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 31st 1993 by Princeton University Press
(first published 1991)
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This was very informative about the history of professional baseball in Philadelphia, with a fairly balanced treatment of the A's (prior to their departure in 1954) and the Phillies (up to their last game in Connie Mack Stadium in October 1970. I learned a lot about Shibe Park and the neighborhood in which it resided, although I don't think the book did a good enough job capturing the glamor of the ball park (relative to the wooden structures that preceded it everywhere in the nation), which was ...more