Spring Training's Best Tour and Collector's Guide:
Best Times/Places to Meet Players and Catch Balls, Stadiums, Costs, Collecting/Displaying Autographs and Memorabilia, 170 Color Photos by 20-Year Fan
For baseball fans this is the ultimate family trip-planner and collectors' guide to vacationing at any of the 15 Major League Baseball camps in Arizona's Cactus League and the 15 in Florida's Grapefruit League. The book includes hundreds of insights and insider tips not found on the Internet and lists a large number of websites for additional information.
Author Charles E. Piper has personally visited every spring training complex. He chronicles the full, fun, family experience with 170 new, historic, and nostalgic color photos and gives hundreds of insider tips (called 'Foul Tips') for the best times and places get ball, bat and other autographs; meet players; see old-timers play; get ticket costs and schedules; plan trips and hotel stays; and create unique display cases and wall hangings for your treasured memorabilia.
'Fields of Spring' is an up-to-date baseball collector's guide and family vacation planner designed to help fans get the most out of visits to Major League Baseball's Spring Training parks, both in season and all year long..
During the last 20 years Charles Piper has visited, often multiple times, each of the 30 Major League Baseball Spring Training stadiums and complexes in both Florida and Arizona. He proudly shares his photos, insights and tips for fans to get the most of Spring Training baseball. He served 30+ years in law enforcement, including 20 as a Federal Agent, and currently owns his own company providing investigative, consulting, and training services. He is also an Army veteran.