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

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

Jim Puhalla, Jeff Krans, Mike Goatley

ISBN: 978-0-471-44793-1

Aug 2003

240 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$95.00

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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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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.

  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