2015 Ray Whitehouse – “American Baseball” American Baseball American Baseball Journal is an essay exploring the contemporary meaning of baseball in America In Anaheim, CA, a young fan stands outside Angels Stadium of Anaheim. The home plate gate entrance features a full-size brick infield and pitcher’s mound. Fans watch the game from the upper deck in right field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. The huge windows and retractable roof create long shadows at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. Lydia and Tony Jimenez kiss for the “kiss cam” on the jumbotron at Marlins Park in Miami, FL. They are frequently featured as the last couple and draw ravenous cheers from fans. Last year they attended all 81 games. They met in Puerto Rico and have been married 61 years. A man dressed as superman walks around Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ, occasionally stopping to give fans high fives and take pictures. The Pittsburgh Pirates Pierogies race at the end of the 5th inning at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Red Sox fans cheer after the team defeated the Chicago White Sox on a walk-off hit at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. A young fan waits for an autograph in Boston, MA. For baseball fans of all ages, catching a game-used ball is the ultimate souvenir. Fans prepare to catch an incoming home run ball during batting practice at Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. Washington Nationals fans walk past a banner displaying a portion of the Nationals motto, “Nothing but Natitude,” in Washington, D.C. These pictures are copyright Ray Whitehouse and are used here by permission. They cannot be used elsewhere without permission.