A ballpark (also written ball park), baseball park or baseball stadium is the structure that encloses the baseball field and the spectator seating areas or any other features around it that belongs to the home baseball team. Ballparks vary greatly in size and sophistication, from outdoor fields surrounded by a chain-link fence and a few rows of seats, to enclosed complexes with permanent or retractable roofs. Baseball parks can be used by all levels of baseball, amateur and professional, in many cities and towns where the game is played at.
- Philip J. Lowry: Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks, Society for American Baseball Research, Walker & Company, New York, NY, 2006.
- Tom Mason: The Maple Street Press Guide to New England Ballparks, Maple Street Press, Hingham, MA, 2007.
- John Pastier: Historic Ballparks: A Panoramic Vision, Chartwell Books (Book Sales USA), Ediso, NJ, 2006.
- Marc Sandalow and Jim Sutton: Ballparks: A Panoramic History, Chartwell Books (Book Sales USA), Edison, NJ, 2004.
- Robert Trumpbour: The New Cathedrals: Politics and Media in the History of Stadium Construction, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2006.
I have a current listing of minor league ballparks but the listing is 25 pages long. I am also working on a photo spread of all the ball parks I have acquired photos of. Probably around 500-600 if not more. But I just have no time to work on them at present.
Jerry Jackson (SABR Minor League Committee)