MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill has posted on his blog over 5,000 words and numerous photos of his recent tour of five ballparks in the Midwest, including the homes of the Lake County Captains (Single-A, Midwest League) (Story 1 and Story 2), Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League) and the 2018 Midwest League All-Star Game, Fort Wayne TinCaps (Single-A, Midwest League), Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A, International League), and Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Single-A, New York-Penn League).
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It has been 20 years since our industry colleague Joe Mock launched BaseballParks.com. In a piece penned today, Mock reminisces about the challenges of the early Internet days, talks about the many wonderful industry people he’s had the opportunity to engage over the past two decades, and even slips in a couple entertaining shots at “scoundrels” and a copy cat. Read more here.
This is a few years old, but Asia-based Sean MacDonald from SportsRoadTrips.com visited and ranked the twelve stadiums that are considered regular home ballparks for the teams in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Read reviews and view photo galleries here.
The folks at Stadium Journey have ranked all Minor League Baseball ballparks from #1 to #160. There are quite a few surprises, which may stir some debate. We’re not just talking about ballpark design here. Read more here. Thanks to Graham Knight for posting the link on Facebook.
A Boise (ID) couple will join 37 others who will be inducted into the Sports Travel and Tours Baseball Stadium Hall of Fame on July 27 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown (NY) for having seen a Major League Baseball game at all 30 home ballparks. Read more here. Learn more about the program here.
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at his top 10 favorite Minor League Baseball ballparks. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The Biking for Baseball team of four has been on a 11,000-mile, cross-country cycling trip to visit all 30 MLB ballparks during the 2012 season. The group has already hit 13 stadiums from Seattle to Atlanta. Cities up next in order are St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Chicago. The website BikingforBaseball.org provides a map, live GPS tracking, and Twitter and blog feeds to allow fans Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Hammons Field, home of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals (Texas League). Read more and view photos here.
A couple of 20-something bicycling buddies are making the 11,000 mile trek across the U.S. to visit 30 MLB ballparks during the 2012 season. They are already making great progress. They started in Seattle on April 13th and just left Texas for games in Georgia and Florida. Read more here.
Blind since birth, Reggie Deal is on a mission to visit 30 Major League Baseball parks in 30 days. He’ll reach the halfway point on his tour when he visits Oakland on Sunday. Read more and view list here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Casual baseball fan Tug Haines is finishing up his tour of every MiLB ballpark east of the Mississippi River. Read more here. Now, we don’t mention every fan we come across who decides to take a roadtrip tour of ballparks (yawn — been there, done that), but Haines has done a great job of documenting his adventures on www.casualfan.org. He plans to turn his experience into a book in 2013.
We don’t want to bore you with ANOTHER fan trip to all 30 MLB ballparks, but Darren O’Donnell from Bellingham (WA) is doing it on a bicycle. He has already been from Seattle to Tampa Bay, so he’s making great progress. He will wrap the trip up in St. Louis in September and then fly back to Seattle. Apparently, he doesn’t want to tackle the Rocky Mountains in October. Read more here.
Ballpark Reviews visits the new Provident Bank Park (Rockland County, NY), home of the indy pro Can-Am League’s expansion Rockland Boulders. Read review and view photos here.
Carey Williams and his father traveled more than 2,200 miles on a motorcycle tour last summer to catch eight baseball games, in eight days, in all eight Pioneer League ballparks in scenic Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Read more and view photos here.
Ballpark Reviews visits Rent One Park, home of the Frontier League’s Southern Illinois (Marion) Miners. Read review and view photos here.
Digital Ballparks visits Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Read more and view photos here.
Ballpark Reviews visits LaGrave Field, home of the American Association’s Fort Worth Cats. Read review and view photos here.
Now that there is a proposed site for a new ballpark in Escondido, Calif.; on paper, it made me ruminate for a few hours today at how I would design a ballpark if given the opportunity. There would be many standards that you see in today’s new green cathedrals, but I am sure I would want to enhance the ballparks’ look and feel ever so slightly. Continue reading
Tornoto-based SportsAndTheCity.com blogger Navin Vaswani makes his way down to Arizona to visit Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamonbacks, in his quest to visit every MLB ballpark. Read more here.
Baseball Road Trip visits historic (and restored) Clemens Field, the home of the summer collegiate Prospect League’s Hannibal (MO) Cavemen. Read review and view photos here.
Ballpark Reviews visits Metro Bank Park, the renovated home of the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Read review and view photos here.
From Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport (IA) to Rickwood Field in Birmingham (AL), USA Today takes a look at 10 minor league ballparks that you should consider visiting this summer. Read more here.
Digital Ballparks visits Queen’s Park Stadium in New Westminster, British Columbia, former home of the West Westminster Frasers and Vancouver Mounties. Read review and view photos here. Don’t be surprised to see a summer collegiate West Coast League team playing at Queen’s Park in the next few years.
Digital Ballparks visits Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Single-A Vancouver Canadians. Read review and view photos here.
In his most recent installment of Roadtrip, MiLB writer Benjamin Hill talks about the California League’s JetHawks, Quakes, Storm, and 66ers. Read more here.