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”

Veterans Stadium/Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

Veterans Stadium (1987-2003) First visit: exact date unknown; some time in the of spring 1987 Last visit: Wednesday July 3rd 2002 From the Jersey shore (where we grew up), Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA was the closest MLB park. However, we did not visit the ballpark until sometime in the spring of 1987. Our firstContinue reading “Veterans Stadium/Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA”

Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY

First visit: Saturday September 9th 1995 Most recent visit: Saturday September 16 2017 Our first visit to Yankee Stadium took place on September 9th 1995, as the Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox for a matinee contest. This visit was to the “second” Yankee Stadium, as the original configuration was renovated significantly in 1974 andContinue reading “Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY”

Shea Stadium/Citi Field Queens, New York

Shea Stadium (1982-2008) First visit: Sunday August 15th 1982 Last visit: Thursday September 25th 2008 For much of my life as a baseball fan, the New York Mets (my favorite squadron) were bad or awful, and 1982 was no exception. Though I was a lifelong Mets fan, I had not been to the venerable SheaContinue reading “Shea Stadium/Citi Field Queens, New York”

Cleveland OH/Pittsburgh PA, Saturday May 20, 2000

Our only baseball trip of 2000 took us to western PA and northeast OH in late May. Since the trip by car was in excess of five hours from central NJ, we drove out to northeast OH on Friday, May 19th, staying just outside of Cleveland for the night. Saturday, May 20th dawned cloudy andContinue reading “Cleveland OH/Pittsburgh PA, Saturday May 20, 2000”

Montreal Quebec, Sunday July 15th 2001

1. Shea Stadium (Queens NY) to Plattsburgh NY After seeing a Saturday afternoon game at Shea Stadium (where the Mets beat the Boston Red Sox), we headed toward Montreal, Quebec, where we would see a game between the Expos and the Red Sox at Olympic Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Weaving our way through New YorkContinue reading “Montreal Quebec, Sunday July 15th 2001”

San Francisco, CA Sunday September 8th 2002

While on vacation in San Francisco, my brother and I took in a Sunday afternoon baseball game at Pac Bell Park (now known as Oracle Park), where the Giants hosted the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. From our hotel near Union Square, we decided to walk to Pac Bell Park, since the weather was crystal clear withContinue reading “San Francisco, CA Sunday September 8th 2002”