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Baseball and Softball Fields: Design, Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance

ISBN: 978-0-471-44793-1
240 pages
August 2003
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Create the flawless playing field your team and its fans deserve. This book covers it all, from stadium and field design to fences and drainage to amenities for spectators. In practical, non-technical language, the authors outline the most common problems you?re likely to encounter and provide solutions for each, including special considerations for all major North American climate zones. With contributions from Major League groundskeepers who share their experiences in managing state-of-the-art facilities, this guide is your ticket to a truly gorgeous field.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

Chapter 1. Field Design.

Chapter 2. Irrigation, Drainage, and Covers.

Chapter 3. Soil.

Chapter 4. Turfgrass Selection.

Chapter 5. Construction and Reconstruction.

PART II. RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE.

Chapter 6. Renovation.

Chapter 7. Skinned Area (and Warning Track) Maintenance and Management Procedures.

Chapter 8. Turfgrass Maintenance and Management Procedures.

Chapter 9. Field Aesthetics.

PARTT III. ANCILLARY INFORMATION.

Chapter 10. Fences, Backstops, Dugouts, and Bullpens.

Chapter 11. Rules and Regulations.

About the Authors.

Index.

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Author Information

JIM PUHALLA is President of Sportscape International, Inc., a firm specializing in the design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of sports fields and related facilities. He has contributed numerous articles to Sports Turf magazine and received the magazine?s "Baseball Diamond of the Year" award in 1995 for reconstructing Boardman High School?s field in Ohio.

JEFF KRANS is Professor of Agronomy in the Golf and Sports Turf Management program at Mississippi State University. He has conducted extensive turfgrass research, as well as developed, patented, and commercialized four turf-type bermudagrass cultivars.

MIKE GOATLEY is Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. He has conducted turfgrass research in the areas of plant nutrition, plant growth regulation, and soil modification.

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The Wiley Advantage

  1. Contributors include Major League groundskeepers who share their own experiences in managing state-of-the art facilities
  2. Outlines the most commonly encountered problems for managers and designers of baseball and softball fields and provides techniques for overcoming these issues
  3. Divides the North American continent into the major three climatic zones and focuses on the specific areas of concern and consideration for each
  4. Uses practical, non-technical language that can be absorbed and used by professionals with no background in complex areas such as turf science
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