Hello, I am new to California and am interested in having a discussion about the great ballparks out here in this State. I really like Dodgers Stadium, but my interest is not limited to MLB only. I would also like to hear about some of the greatest minors stadium, collegiate wood bat, or independent league stadiums.
For upcoming and future baseball trip planning purposes I have created a map of stadiums across California including MLB, minors, NCAA division 1, and certain independent leagues. There are approximately 75 teams mapped:
Some stadiums I have really narrowed in on wanting to see are:
Healdsburg Prune Packers - Recreation Park (college wood bat league)
San Rafael Pacifics - (independent Pacific Associatoin)
Pepperdine Wavers - Eddie D. Field (NCAA)
Stanford Cardinals - Sunken Diamond (NCAA)
SF Giants (AT&T Park)
I am also interested in old wooden ballparks with covered grandstands. Jay Littleton Ballpark in Ontario looks really great in this regard but I don't know when/if any teams play there.
Some noteworthy stadiums I have visited are Visalia Recreation Park, Dodger Stadium, and Cal Poly Baggett Stadium. All were quite nice:
I hope this thread sparks interest from some California ballpark aficionados and we can have an ongoing discussion here. I will post pics as I cross some of these stadiums off my list and update if I come across other fields especially worth visiting.
Very cool map of baseball in California. I'm not from the state but do enjoy minor league, independent league, and NCAA. Please continue to post updates.