Viera, Florida, has been the spring training home for the Washington Nationals since the team's inception in 2005 and author Jim Maggiore has made the sojourn to Florida every year to watch the team get ready for the regular season.
From Nick Johnson and Frank Robinson to Jayson Werth and Matt Williams, this book captures the Nationals in action through the years, not only on the diamond of Space Coast Stadium, but also on the backfields of the Nationals' spring training site.
The enthusiasm, optimism, and insouciance of spring are delivered in these pages, as well as suggestions for getting the most out of a visit to Viera.
Nationals fan or not, you will greatly appreciate this work; through its spring training stories and more than 200 photographs, it captures the intimacy and charm of baseball's spring training season.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jim Maggiore grew up in Brentwood, Long Island and has been a resident of the Greater Binghamton Area since finishing his studies at Binghamton University. His writings and photographs on baseball have previously appeared in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin and various editions of the Binghamton Mets Souvenir Baseball Program. This is his fifth book; other works by Jim include: ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Baseball in Greater Binghamton: Tales from the Binghamton Baseball Shrine', ‘Spring Training with the Washington Nationals', Six More Wins: A Team, A Town, A Rebound, and a Championship!', ‘Golf in Broome County'.and Contra Costa Historical Society. She also serves as vice chair of The Contra Costa Historic Landmark Advisory Committee. She hopes that Lake Tahoe's West Shore will bring back fond memories of readers' time at the Lake, inspire all to Keep Lake Tahoe Blue, and conserve California's precious water resources.
Publisher: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Images: 221 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)