Cradle of the Game by Mark Cryan: a short review

Well-executed but nonetheless fairly typical tourist-oriented ballpark guide. A few of the ballyards are not currently involved in anything resembling an organized league.

This book is more ballpark oriented than most similar guides; the teams which inhabit the yards are mentioned, but not usually featured. Also tells local attractions, hotel suggestions, and a survey of economical eats for each town.

The last few chapters are a little skimpy. It may be that there was less material to share, but it feels like the author was pushing the deadline and rushed through them.

This short review was originally published on LibraryThing.

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