Chris Epting has penned Roadside Baseball: The Locations Of Americas Baseball Landmarks (Santa Monica Press), which chronicles more than 500 important places in baseball history across the country.
According to Epting, baseball fans are weird and take their history seriously, so no place is too quirky for them to visit.
This includes the Buckminster Hotel in Boston where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series, the hidden corn field in Iowa from the 1989 baseball flick Field of Dreams, and the riverbed in New Jersey where mud is extracted for the perfect baseball diamond.
Epting a devoted baseball fan who, as a kid, would visit Babe Ruths gravesite every year on The Great Bambinos death anniversary says his favorite landmarks are sites of former stadiums.
He also says Jackie Robinson landmarks are interesting, and was surprised by just how many there are around the country.
Roadside Baseball slides onto shelves this Monday (Apr. 6).
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