Brit at the Ballpark

An Englishman’s Baseball Tour of All 50 States

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About the Book

This work follows the journey Peter Taylor undertook during the summer of 2007 (and a bit of 2009), when he set out to achieve a long held ambition and see a baseball game in every major league ballpark, a minor league game in those states without a major league franchise, plus the All-Star game and the post-season. His adventures along the way include throwing out a first pitch in Connecticut, becoming a TV reporter for the post-season, and undergoing an eye operation. It also looks whimsically at America’s pastime, and America, through the eyes of an Englishman, and how we are, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, “two nations separated by a common language.”

About the Author(s)

A former teacher, Peter Taylor works for the Office of National Statistics and lives in Byfield, England.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Taylor
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 215
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6460-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8647-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Virginia      5

North Carolina      9

South Carolina      11

Georgia      13

Florida      17

Alabama      23

Mississippi      24

Tennessee      26

Illinois      28

Missouri (Part One)      35

Kansas      37

Missouri (Part Two)      38

Arkansas      41

Oklahoma      42

Texas (Part One)      44

Louisiana      46

Texas (Part Two)      48

New Mexico      51

California (Part One)      61

Alaska      64

Washington      69

Montana      71

Wyoming      73

Utah      75

Idaho      77

Oregon      79

All-Star Week      80

California (Part Two)      87

Nevada      89

North Dakota      90

Minnesota      94

Nebraska      95

South Dakota      97

Iowa      98

Wisconsin      102

Indiana      104

Kentucky      106

Ohio      109

Michigan      112

Canada      114

New York      116

West Virginia      122

Vermont      125

Maine      126

Rhode Island      128

New Hampshire      130

Delaware      131

Connecticut      133

Pennsylvania      136

New Jersey      141

Cooperstown      143

D.C.      146

Maryland      150

Massachusetts      151

Hawaii      153

Divisional Series, Chicago      158

Divisional Series, Cleveland      162

Championship Series      164

The World Series      173

An Interlude      179

Spring Training, 2009      181

Arizona      184

California (Part Three)      188

California (Part Four)      191

California (Part Five)      193

Colorado      197

Conclusion      199

Index      201