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FIELD TRIP OF DREAMS

AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES IN 49 DAYS


Revised Trip Summary

By Ken Schlapp

8/16/2000 – 9/19/2012

After my initial trip in 2003, I had ranked the stadiums.  Since I have added several stadiums to my list since that time, I have revised my stadium rankings below.  I have based my list on my total experience at each stadium including, fans, aesthetics, surroundings, design, history and enjoyment factor. 

The List:

1. Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts
2. Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3. PNC Park – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. Pacific Bell Park – San Francisco, California
5. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
6. Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, Maryland
7. Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8. Petco Park – San Diego, California
9. Target Field – Minneapolis, Minnesota
10. Safeco Field – Seattle, Washington
11. Edison Field – Anaheim, California
12. Yankee Stadium III – Bronx, New York
13. Yankee Stadium II – Bronx, New York
14. Shea Stadium – Queens, New York
15. Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois
16. Comerica Park – Detroit Michigan
17. Rosenblatt Stadium – Omaha, Nebraska
18. Jacobs Field – Cleveland, Ohio
19. Ballpark at Arlington – Arlington, Texas
20. Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas
21. Marlins Park – Miami, Florida
22. Turner Field – Atlanta, Georgia
23. Nationals Park – Washington, DC
24. US Cellular Field - Chicago, Illinois
25. CitiField (2012) – Queens, New York
26. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, California
27. Skydome – Toronto, Ontario
28. Hiram Bithorn Stadium – San Juan, Puerto Rico
29. Astrodome – Houston, Texas
30. Busch Stadium II – St Louis, Missouri
31. Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California
32. Bank One Ballpark – Phoenix, Arizona
33. Howard J Lamade Stadium – Williamsport, Pennsylvania
34. Yogi Berra Stadium – Little Falls, New Jersey
35. Tropicana Field – St Petersburg, Florida
36. Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, Ohio
37. Candlestick Park – San Francisco, California
38. Milwaukee County Stadium – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
39. Veterans Stadium – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
40. Coors Field – Denver, Colorado
41. CitiField (2009) – Queens, New York
42. Damaschke Field – Oneonta, New York
43. Network Associates Stadium – Oakland, California
44. RFK Stadium – Washington, DC
45. Busch Stadium – St Louis, Missouri
46. Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, California
47. Olympique Stadium – Montreal, Quebec
48. Pro Player Stadium – Miami, Florida
49. Metrodome – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Here are the scores for each game on my Post 2003 trip:

Date

Stadium

Home Team

Visiting Team

Winner

Score

 Attendance

04/03/2004

Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies

Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians

8-6

 Unknown

05/01/2004

Petco Park

San Diego Padres

New York Mets

San Diego Padres

3-1

         42,064

04/01/2005

RFK Stadium

Washington Nationals

New York Mets

New York Mets

4-3

 Unknown

04/04/2005

Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies

Washington Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies

8-4

         44,080

04/14/2005

RFK Stadium

Washington Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks

Washington Nationals

5-3

         45,596

07/02/2006

Busch Stadium II

St Louis Cardinals

Kansas City Royals

St Louis Cardinals

9-7

         45,400

03/29/2008

Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum

Los Angeles Dodgers

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

7-4

        115,300

09/28/2008

Shea Stadium

New York Mets

Florida Marlins

Florida Marlins

4-2

         56,059

03/29/2009

CitiField

Georgetown Hoyas

St Johns Red Storm

Georgetown Hoyas

6-4

         22,397

04/03/2009

CitiField

New York Mets

Boston Red Sox

New York Mets

4-3

         37,652

04/13/2009

CitiField

New York Mets

San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres

6-5

         41,007

06/07/2009

Yankee Stadium III

New York Yankees

Texas Rangers

New York Yankees

8-6

         45,713

07/13/2009

Yogi Berra Stadium

New Jersey Jackals

American Defenders

American Defenders

8-7

           1,574

05/22/2010

Target Field

Minnesota Twins

Milwaukee Brewers

Minnesota Twins

8-7 (12 Inn)

         39,152

07/01/2010

Nationals Park

Washington Nationals

New York Mets

New York Mets

5-3

         24,410

04/26/2012

CitiField

New York Mets

Miami Marlins

New York Mets

3-2

         20,660

09/19/2012

Marlins Park

Miami Marlins

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves

3-0

         25,998

08/16/2000

Milwaukee County Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers

Cincinnati Reds

Milwaukee Brewers

5-1

         26,339

Here are the team-by-team standings:

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

New York Mets

5

9

0.357

Montreal Expos

4

0

1.000

Boston Red Sox

3

1

0.750

Kansas City Royals

3

2

0.600

San Diego Padres

3

3

0.500

New York Yankees

2

0

1.000

Oakland Athletics

2

0

1.000

Florida Marlins

2

0

1.000

Atlanta Braves

2

0

1.000

Cleveland Indians

2

0

1.000

Pittsburgh Pirates

2

0

1.000

Chicago White Sox

2

1

0.667

St Louis Cardinals

2

1

0.667

Minnesota Twins

2

3

0.400

Texas Rangers

2

3

0.400

Rice Owls

1

0

1.000

Toronto Blue Jays

1

0

1.000

Detroit Tigers

1

0

1.000

Oneonta Tigers

1

0

1.000

Georgetown Hoyas

1

0

1.000

American Defenders

1

0

1.000

Seattle Mariners

1

1

0.500

Arizona Diamondbacks

1

1

0.500

Colorado Rockies

1

1

0.500

Baltimore Orioles

1

1

0.500

Chicago Cubs

1

2

0.333

Milwaukee Brewers

1

2

0.333

San Francisco Giants

1

2

0.333

Philadelphia Phillies

1

2

0.333

Washington Nationals

1

3

0.250

Anaheim Angels

0

1

0.000

New Jersey Jackals

0

1

0.000

Stanford Cardinal

0

1

0.000

Tri City Valley Cats

0

1

0.000

St Johns Red Storm

0

1

0.000

Cincinnati Reds

0

2

0.000

Los Angeles Dodgers

0

2

0.000

Houston Astros

0

2

0.000

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

0

2

0.000

Miami Marlins

0

2

0.000

Basic trip facts:
-Major League Stadiums – 42
-Minor League Stadiums – 2
-College World Series Stadium – 1
-Little League Stadiums - 1
-Old Stadium Sites visited – 40
-Under construction Stadium Sites visited – 4
-Miles traveled – Driving – 20,311, Subway - 132, Amtrak – 460, Air - 38,012, Total – 58,915
-States – 48
-Provinces – 2
-Districts – 1
-Commonwealths – 1
-Home team record to date – 30 wins, 23 losses
-Record of “team I was routing for” to date – 23 wins, 30 losses

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