Aberdeen MD, Sunday July 15th, 2008

On an overcast, humid Sunday afternoon in July, we decided to visit Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium (referred to as Leidos Field for the remainder of the post), the home of the Aberdeen IronBirds. The IronBirds (whose name is an amalgamation of Iron Man, a nickname for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr and birds,Continue reading “Aberdeen MD, Sunday July 15th, 2008”

NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD

First visit: Sunday August 12th 2018 Most recent visit: Sunday April 21st 2019 With so many baseball choices within an hour or so of where I was living in Maryland, it took until 2018 before we finally visited NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick MD. NYMEO Field is the home of the FrederickContinue reading “NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick MD”

Binghamton NY, August 23rd and 24th 2014

Since the list of MLB stadiums to visit was becoming increasingly small, we decided to branch out and start visiting minor league (MiLB) stadiums. At first, the radius for visiting MiLB ballparks was limited to places within a three or four hour drive from central NJ. Being avid Mets fans, we set our sights onContinue reading “Binghamton NY, August 23rd and 24th 2014”

FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood NJ

First visit: exact date unknown, probably in spring of 2001 Most recent visit: Saturday, June 8 2019 Growing up on the Jersey shore in the 1970s and 1980s, we did not have any local baseball. Our nearest ballpark was Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. During most of that time, the nearby MLB parks were difficult toContinue reading “FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood NJ”

Arm and Hammer Park, Trenton NJ

First visit: exact date unknown, probably during the 2011 season Most recent visit: August 18, 2018 Following a job change that took me from southern Maine (where I saw the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field) to southern New Jersey in 2010, I found that I had landed in an area that was teeming withContinue reading “Arm and Hammer Park, Trenton NJ”

Prince George’s County Stadium, Bowie Maryland

First visit: unknown, sometime in the summer of 2013 Most recent visit: Friday, September 13 2019 A job change in early 2013 brought me to the Washington DC area, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the wide array of baseball options that came with the move. The Washington Nationals were only a 20 minuteContinue reading “Prince George’s County Stadium, Bowie Maryland”

PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA

First visit: Wednesday September 19th 2001 Most recent visit: Sunday September 17 2006 Our first visit to PNC Park was not supposed to happen. This game was originally scheduled to be played at Shea Stadium in New York City, but following the attacks on September 11th 2001, the parking lot at Shea was used asContinue reading “PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA”

Fenway Park, Boston MA

First visit: Sunday April 18th 1999 Most recent visit: Sunday May 24th 2009 Our first visit to this baseball cathedral came in April 1999. We did not arrive together; my brother came up to Boston with some friends, and I traveled south from Yarmouth ME (just northeast of Portland). For me, the trip took aboutContinue reading “Fenway Park, Boston MA”

Nationals Park, Washington DC

First visit: Sunday June 8th 2008 Most recent visit: Sunday May 20 2018 After moving from Montreal following the 2004 season, the newly minted Washington Nationals (known locally as the Nats) played their first three seasons in RFK Stadium. During that time, its replacement, Nationals Park (known locally as Nats Park), was constructed on theContinue reading “Nationals Park, Washington DC”

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore MD

First visit: Sunday June 6th 1996 Most recent visit: Wednesday August 30th 2017 Our first visit to Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore MD occurred June 6th 1999, more than seven years after the park opened. A two and one-half hour trip from central NJ, we found the ballpark with little difficulty. Parking wasContinue reading “Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore MD”