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No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite teams Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With todays tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseballs idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all thats good about being a fan.
About the Author
Robert Santelli is Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, and Co-Chairman of "Woody at 100"-- a partnership between the Grammy Museum and the Woody Guthrie Archives producing numerous events celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday throughout 2012 across America and internationally. He lives in Los Angles, California. Please visit the "Woody at 100" website at woody100.com.
Jenna Santelli is a freelance writer and photographer whose love of baseball matches her father Robert's. She lives in Salt Lake City.
Associated Press, March 11, 2010
"The book is part travel guide, part nostalgic look at the game and its history. Either way, it works for baseball fans. …'The Baseball Fan's Bucket List' is for readers who know and love baseball….Wherever you are in life's journey--just arriving at the ballpark, heading into the batter's box or rounding third--this book gives some practical ideas for quality baseball experiences before crossing home plate."