. Many fans have claimed to see unexplained mists in the press box and in the bleachers. Dodger Stadium rests on the land of a former Mexican American community Chavez Ravine and on the site of the former Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, the first Jewish cemetery in L. But this book is much more than that. Haunted Baseball combines both with this fun and freaky collection of otherworldly yarns. Baseball and ghost stories are as American as apple pie.
The second and third hand stories of ghosts, hexes and curses became tedious after a while. First of all, the author tried to do too much in too little a book. It turns out as we walked into clubhouses and walked up to players, they knew a bunch of stories. And unlike the typical baseball history books, there's a lot of information from current and upcoming players. I found these stories very entertaining and intriguing. The stories are well researched and delivered in a subtle eerie way.
Gordon, 42, who now lives in Providence, says former Sox and now Yankee Johnny Damon was at first reluctant to tell his story of being pinned down by a ghost at his Florida home while with the Sox, but opened up to the point of giving several interviews. Watson Fellowship, Gordon studied global baseball culture in Japan, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Nicaragua. Collected from baseball players, stadium personnel, umpires, front-office folks, and fans, the tales told here explore the spooky connection between baseball and the paranormal, including Babe Ruth sightings at a former brothel, the Curse of the Billy Goat that still haunts the Chicago Cubs, of hidden passageways within the depths of Dodger Stadium, and of the spirits of legendary stars that inspire modern-day players at Yankee Stadium. I really wanted to like this book - but unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. Second of all, I'm not going to lie, but I didn't find this book entertaining.
Add the supernatural to the equation and it makes Tampa Bay an even scarier place to play for the Blue Jays. The two authors spent two years traveling to ballparks and other locations across the U. It's not just the stories, which are consistently interesting, but also the writing. I enjoy ghost stories even those that are allegedly true , and I love baseball, so tales of people seeing ghosts of old baseball legends is a double plus for me. If you are a fan of ghosts and paranormal this is only a mildly interesting book. And I was so hooked on the game while growing up that during the off seasons I would recreate miniature Fenways on my bed using school textbooks as the Green Monster.
Grimm was an unremarkable player, but he managed the Cubs in the 1930s and into the 1940s. First of all, the author tried to do too much in too little a book. Did a friend's Ouija board predict Lou Gehrig's demise? He remembered nothing until waking up the next morning. With a wealth of anecdotes that have never before been told before, the authors present an entertaining and eerie look at our national pastime. I was pleased that it covered various teams throughout the league. No surprise, given the long history of the sport and its heroes that inspire myths, there is plenty of material to mine. Like a pair of ghost busters, Gordon and Bradley have mined a rich underground of bizarre and often unexplainable tales to liven up our reading.
The book tells the history of such infamous curses as the goat of Chicago. The second and third hand stories of ghosts, hexes and curses became tedious after a while. However, Gordon says his favorite Sox ghost story is of public address announcer Carl Beane believing his predecessor, the legendary Sherm Feller, haunts the broadcast booth. Watson Fellowship studying baseball in different cultures. Additionally, Dan Gordon is the world's foremost expert on international baseball. For speaking engagement requests, email the authors or or call 617 899-6843.
The balance they create allows the reader to enjoy each story while keeping an eye on the bigger questions. Several Yankee players believe ghosts of Yankee stars at Yankee Stadium give them a boost. But several players and coaches have come forward with the same complaint — the hotel is haunted. The story went that the man fell first and upon discovering this, his wife leapt off the ridge. I was also partial to the information on the Red Sox. Twice is a weird coincidence. The city of Chicago is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the country should one of its ballparks be any different.
Sianis and Murphy enjoyed the game until owner P. In 1969, the Cubs had all but cinched the pennant and a shot at the World Series when, in a crucial moment, a black cat streaked across the field. Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon have an easy, clear style that make the pages turn quickly and sometimes even a lyrical quality that make this a book to turn to for more than one read. I thought it was a paranormal investigation book, but basically it's not - its just a gathering of stories and personal experiences. It was published by Lyons Press and has a total of 275 pages in the book. The stories cover the spectrum of the weird and crosses culture lines.
Open Lines Open Lines occupied the last hour. Remington called in from Alaska to tell his story of a frightening nighttime visitation when he was 12 years old. The ghosts are there, and the tight research from the authors offers background into such famous haunts and Yankee Stadium and the Vinoy Hotel in St. If you are a baseball fan you will enjoy this book. Th This was a pretty good book.
I found it amazing how many stories are out there. He would witness the same occurrence happen quite a few times during his twenty years working with the team. But that could finally change this year when the Cubs face the Indians. Authors and researchers and have been compiling stories of ghosts lurking in baseball fields and clubhouses, as well as hotels and other places where teams gather. You can learn a lot about player superstitions too. I would recommend this book to any fan one who wants to gain some insight into the baseball world. It is part of the fabric of America and inherently carries with it a nostalgia that takes the reader on a personal journey back over the years.