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Chicago Icons

The field may be new, but the team, of course, is not. My son Frank and I have been to several games at Wrigley, but we’ve never been to US Cellular Field. My boyfriend John and his daughter joined us for this chilly spring game.

We drove all day to make it to Chicago for a 7:05 game on a Friday night. I…


Added by Lea Wroblewski on May 31, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

HOF. This summer 2016

Going to Cooperstown this summer we have our hotel confirmed and that's it, any advice on what else we should prepay? Tickets to ceremony ?

Added by Tina Elm on May 22, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Chasing A Ballgame In Cartagena Colombia

Just got back from a vacation to Cartagena. What a great trip. I figured some folks here would find this interesting so I thought I'd share. I'll try to keep it short and let the pictures do the talking.

One of the highlights of the trip was chasing down a game somewhere in Cartagena. I knew going down there, their winter leagues at the stadium were not going on. However, I had read about street ball leagues that play on Sundays (for many their only day off) and was hoping to catch a…


Added by Rick Patelski on April 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

TV Interview About Ballparks

Hi, if anyone's interested, I was on TV a few weeks ago talking about ballparks. Since it was in CT we talked about Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, and also I added in Camden Yards, PNC Park and Citizens Bank Park. Here is the link:

Added by Eric Kabakoff (35) on April 27, 2016 at 6:33am — 1 Comment

Hello world

Hello, Ballpark Chasers. My name is Matt, I'm from the greater Pittsburgh area, and I live and die with the Pittsburgh Pirates (mostly die, until recently).

I go to 35 or 40 games a year at PNC Park. I love seeing other ballparks too, and I've done a few weekend trips to see the Pirates play on the road in nearby stadiums. It's always been my dream to take a road trip and see all 30 parks, though. I hope I'm at a point someday that I'll be able to do that.

Every fall, when MLB…


Added by Matt on April 23, 2016 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Hotels in Washington near Nationals park

Good Morning, I will be in Washington June 28th-July 1st and was wondering if any one had an recommendations for hotels near the stadium. I'm not really looking to spend a mint, but im also not looking for a Motel 6. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Added by Kip on April 12, 2016 at 6:09am — 2 Comments

Chicago White Sox Help

My Chaser experience includes buying a game used base from each ball park I visit that day. Most parks have a authentic game used equipment store or kiosk. I cannot find any such information on this with the White Sox. Does any know who to contact for such a request? ....Thank you for your help!

Added by Gary Robinson on April 7, 2016 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

3 city road trip

Hitting St. Louis at Pittsburg Wednesday, Bosox at Cleveland Thursday, and Rays at Baltimore Friday. 3 more stadiums to get me up to 14 over all. Hope it warms up a little.

Added by Dan Backhus (16) on April 5, 2016 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Big Trip this year.

Did the Baseball, Basketball, Boxing and Football Hall of Fames in 2014.

Got through all then AL and NL Central stadiums last year with College Basketball and Chess Hall of Fames.

This year we have from July 2-July 10 Jays, Red Sox, Mets, Nats, Rays, Marlins and Orioles. Along with Hockey, Horse Racing, Tennis, NASCAR and Golf Hall of Fames.

Also doing Phillies and Yankees in a couple of weeks.

Will miss out on the Braves this year by choice since next year will…


Added by Josh C (30) on March 26, 2016 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Writers Needed

Many of you may know of Stadium Journey, a website and magazine run by Ballpark Chaser member Paul Swaney. They specialize in publishing reviews of sports stadiums from around the world with the goal of providing information to travelers so they can make the most out of their trip to a live sporting event. They've reviewed more than 2,300 venues around the world in 54 countries. Paul is currently recruiting for writers, and I agreed to share with this group. They currently need writers in…


Added by Craig (16) on February 13, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

DH In National League May Lead to Other Changes

The designated hitter was instituted in the American League in 1973. The rule, that lets a position player hit in place of the pitcher, was the brainchild of notorious Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck.*

If the Designated Hitter comes to the National League in 2017, I predict position players will be allowed to re-enter games by 2020. If those things become reality, the active roster limit should remain at 25 players to keep some strategy in the game.

*Note: This blog post…


Added by John Sears (1) on February 4, 2016 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Pete Rose: His Un-American Actions are Costing Him a Second Chance

Pete Rose has been banned from Major League Baseball for more than 25 years now. I think there is one very simple reason why the all-time hits leader {4,256 for his career} hasn't been let back into the game. America is known as the "land of second chances," and, if Rose had come clean to Bart Giamatti – admitting that he committed the number one sports sin by betting on his sport – he would've ended up serving something like a 10 year ban.

So it turns out that something that we are…


Added by John Sears (1) on January 17, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Road Trip through the AL East

Hi, I wanted to share this piece I wrote about visiting the ballparks of the AL East. It's part of a series and I plan to do a different division each week, followed by a piece on Fan Experiences at ballparks. Lots of great parks in the AL East, and also there's Tropicana Field :-)

Added by Eric Kabakoff (35) on January 5, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Intro and 2016 plans

Hello, I hope everyone had a Joyful Christmas. I'm snowed in here in OKC and figured I'd look into my plans for ballpark road trips in 2016.

First though a little about myself and where I've been. I just turned 40 recently and have been blessed to see many ballparks, both mlb and minors. I am a huge Dodgers fan and couldn't have been happier when the aaa team moved to OKC (sorry, Albuquerque). I've seen 2 games at Dodger stadium, the second being my most memorable game ever--Kershaw's…


Added by Jonathan Bocox on December 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Unfair Equity: Rockies Fans Deserve More From Ownership

Rockies fans deserve more than what they've received from ownership for 22 seasons of loyal attendance in Denver. Colorado has had some magic baseball moments[1995 and 2007] in the last two decades, but, over the long haul, Rockies pitching has been substandard for MLB competition.

By now, it is well known that the Brothers Monfort and Jerry McMorris, were not the original ownership group that was going to lead the Rockies. The Rockies were going to be owned by a group led by…


Added by John Sears (1) on December 27, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

2016 Road Trip Vacation

Planning to visit 4 new MLB parks, and at least 4 new MiLB parks in June.

6/13- Reds at Braves
6/14 - Mariners at Rays
6/15 - Fort Myers at Lakeland
6/16 - Biloxi at Pensacola
6/17 - Oklahoma City at New Orleans
6/18-19 - Reds at Astros
6/20 - Corpus Christi at San Antonio
6/21-22 - Reds at Rangers
6/23 - Fort Wayne at Bowling Green
6/24-26 - Padres at Reds (Reds Hall of Fame weekend)

Added by Michael Riggs (18) on December 18, 2015 at 8:46pm — 4 Comments

New to the site, a little about me

I've been to 6 current MLB stadiums, 11 overall. I'm actually more interested in minor league ballparks than Major League. I've been to right around 70 MiLB ballparks.

I grew up in Arlington, TX, and my family had Texas Rangers' season tickets in the late 80's and early 90's. That's where I fell in love with baseball. During the same time period, my dad was living in Huntsville, AL. I'd go to visit him in the summer and he'd take me to Huntsville Stars' games, when they were the A's…


Added by Jeff Perro on November 7, 2015 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

New to the Chasers website...

I am new to this site. A friend found it and tipped me off. Wow, I wish I had known about it. I have been to 29 current parks, and 14 closed parks. It has been a life journey, with my first game at old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota when I was 5 (47 years ago). I will be going to D.C. in 2016 to complete the dream. Then, with Atlanta opening in 2017, I will be going there to keep the dream alive. This site makes me think about a lot of memories. I need to gather my thoughts and put them…


Added by John Meinen on November 6, 2015 at 8:05am — 2 Comments

Post Season


This year has not been a good year for me when it comes to seeing baseball. I have only been able to make it to five games this year and all to stadiums that I have already been to (Nationals, Padres, Athletics and Mariners), but......

I was able to get a ticket to the playoffs! I will be going to the Dodgers game on Friday against the Mets. This will be my first post-season game EVER, I don't know about you all, but I'm pretty excited about it!!!

Added by Sox Guy on October 5, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments

My Ballpark History

For those interested in my entire ballpark history I have added this blog post as a way to track my progress. Included in my official ballpark history are Major League Baseball ballparks attended past and present (45), Minor League Baseball ballparks attended past and present (63), Independent League ballparks (3), Collegiate Summer League ballparks attended (5), Spring Training ballparks attended (5), Winter League ballparks attended (6), and NCAA Baseball ballparks attended past and…


Added by Jim Wood (135)(45 MLB) on August 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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