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About the Author
Chris Epting is the author of 30 travel and history books, including James Dean Died Here, Led Zeppelin Crashed Here, Hello It's Me, and many others. He is also an award-winning travel writer and has contributed articles for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways and Travel + Lesiure magazine. In addition, Epting is a veteran music journalist and recently co-wrote Def Leppard's Phil Collins memoir, Adrenalized, and the John Oates memoir Change of Seasons. He is the creator and one of the hosts of the new docu-drama series on the REELZ Channel, “It Happened Here.” Originally from New York, Chris now lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.
Table of Contents
Foreword Joe Buck 6
Maryland (and the Washington DC Area) 23
New Hampshire 59
New Jersey 61
New York 73
Rhode Island 136
West Virginia 144
North Carolina 190
South Carolina 198
North Dakota 294
South Dakota 314
New Mexico 383
Outside The Lines
Dominican Republic 403
Puerto Rico 408
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Ken Burns, Academy Award–nominated director
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Chicago Sun Times
“As the ‘Spaceman’ I came from Stengel Field in Glendale, California, and ended up in the friendly confines of Fenway Park. In between and beyond, I have stood on the same sacred ground of Holman Stadium where Don Newcomb and Roy Campanella played. I have touched the monument of Mickey Cochrane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Roadside Baseball is the GPS that takes us to all this and more. You must have it in your glove compartment when you hit the road!”
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