Forget Pete Rose, WE should be in the Hall of Fame !!!

Though it's clear that there are a lot of us with this baseball road trip passion, has anybody ever approached MLB about getting some form of recognition for those who do reach the milestone of getting to every Major League Park?
It seems like something they would consider - we're certainly demonstrating a comitment to their product, we're dropping big bucks in their coffers and we're doing something as quintessentially American as - well " and apple pie...".
I actually planned to contact Selig's office when we were wrapping up (wrapping up being a figurative term - it's become obvious to me that as long as they keep building ballparks this will NEVER be wrapped up) next year and ask them to send a letter or something that my kids can have for posterity - but if someone already went that route then why "reinvent the wheel"
To be honest, it has occurred to me that this whole baseball road trip phenomena is getting firmly enough established that it might even be something the Hall of Fame would have an interest in. They are supposed to be the keepers of baseball history and this is no small movement. I've met a lot of people on the road with the same quest and NEVER MET ANYONE - avowed baseball fan or not - who when told what I was doing didn't say "...That's so cool - what a great thing to do..."
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Comment by 30 Ballparks and a Baby (31) on March 30, 2010 at 5:51pm
I think the Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown) would be a better than MLB. It is up to the Hall of Fame to select the inductees. As Craig stated, the Sports Travel and Tours partners with the Hall of Fame and once a year inaugurates their customers who have visited all 30 ballparks.

As Thirty26 stated, it might be a good idea to put a list together of all of us who have visited every MLB Ballpark and "petition" the Hall of Fame for induction.
Comment by Thirty26(42) on March 9, 2010 at 1:41pm
this is an excellent thought. perhaps we could create our own national database of everyone that can verify watching a game in all 30 stadiums. my trip was only unique in the number of days, 30 parks in 26 days via car. however, so many baseball fans have the same passion and drive to accomplish this feat over their lifetime. maybe, we can start with a facebook page or something. i know craig has the polo grounds addition for his site. this site is fantastic! i will create a 30 stadium page on facebook and then we can all have input.
Comment by Craig (17) on March 8, 2010 at 2:47pm
Interesting idea, Scott. I have never thought of contacting MLB about this but can see your point. The only recognition I have heard is with a Sports Travel and Tours. Unfortunately, you have to travel with them to all 30 in order to qualify for their HOF. Check it out here.
Once our community here gets a little larger and has more credibility, maybe we can chat about approaching MLB.
Comment by Ken Lee (30/43) on March 8, 2010 at 2:15pm
I have never really thought about it and honestly I run into people all the time, be that at home or on the road at games, that are blown away that I have seen them all (and then some). The HOF should really, I mean, the NFL HOF has a "fan" section or at least they did... so why not? It's amazing hearing the stories... especially those of people like Doug Booth that did them all in 24 days. That's the stuff of Legends there. Or Josh Robbins, who did it via car in 27 days. Holy cow! 30 in 30 is amazing and I am planning to do that one of these days (had thought about trying to break Josh's record next summer, but after Doug last year, yeah, no... just gonna do a 30 in 30), but there are people that have already done it. Their stories have to be incredible, I am sure. Like a No-Hitter or Perfect Game, there has to be something that happened that was unreal to allow them to be able to complete it. I love hearing those stories and I think other fans would also. Why not dedicate a section at the HOF for those stories.... plus give us fans yet another reason to want to go (back) to the HOF :)


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