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Field Trip of Dreams

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 Around the Major Leagues in 49 Days

 

2003 Trip Summary

April 12 - August 1, 2003

Since I was able to visit all of the Major League stadiums, plus a few others, I thought I would compile a list of how I rank the stadiums.  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. Yankee Stadium – Bronx, New York
8. Edison Field – Anaheim, California
9. Shea Stadium – Queens, New York
10. Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois
11. Comerica Park – Detroit Michigan
12. Safeco Field – Seattle, Washington
13. Rosenblatt Stadium – Omaha, Nebraska
14. Jacobs Field – Cleveland, Ohio
15. Ballpark at Arlington – Arlington, Texas
16. Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas
17. Turner Field – Atlanta, Georgia
18. US Cellular Field - Chicago, Illinois
19. Skydome – Toronto, Ontario
20. Hiram Bithorn Stadium – San Juan, Puerto Rico
21. Astrodome – Houston, Texas
22. Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California
23. Bank One Ballpark – Phoenix, Arizona
24. Howard J Lamade Stadium – Williamsport, Pennsylvania
25. Tropicana Field – St Petersburg, Florida
26. Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, Ohio
27. Candlestick Park – San Francisco, California
28. Veterans Stadium – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29. Coors Field – Denver, Colorado
30. Damaschke Field – Oneonta, New York
31. Network Associates Stadium – Oakland, California
32. RFK Stadium – Washington, DC
33. Busch Stadium – St Louis, Missouri
34. Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, California
35. Olympique Stadium – Montreal, Quebec
36. Pro Player Stadium – Miami, Florida
37. Metrodome – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Score for each team on my trip:

Location Home Team Visiting Team Winner Score  Attendance 
San Juan, Puerto Rico Montreal Expos New York Mets Montreal Expos 10-0 17,906
San Juan, Puerto Rico Montreal Expos New York Mets Montreal Expos 5-4 18,264
San Juan, Puerto Rico Montreal Expos New York Mets Montreal Expos 2-1 (10 inn) 16,332
Bronx, New York New York Yankees Houston Astros New York Yankees 5-3 37,602
Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 4-3 28,669
Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins Kansas City Royals 14-6 16,359
Chicago, Illinois Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 4-3 (10 inn) 17,225
St Louis, Missouri St Louis Cardinals Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 10-4 38,226
Chicago, Illinois Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 7-6 38,938
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 8-3 25,320
Omaha, Nebraska Rice Owls Stanford Cardinal Rice Owls 14-2 18,494
Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 2-1 19,229
Seattle, Washington Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres Seattle Mariners 8-2 45,429
San Francisco, California San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 5-2 42,508
Oakland, California Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Oakland Athletics 3-2 (11 inn) 20,233
Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 4-3 (10 inn) 26,408
Anaheim, California Anaheim Angels Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 6-5 42,579
San Diego, California San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 8-6 42,379
Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies Arizona Diamondbacks 14-6 32,019
Denver, Colorado Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants Colorado Rockies 11-7 31,139
Arlington, Texas Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 13-3 33,536
Houston, Texas Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 34,762
St Petersberg, Florida Tampa Bay Devil Rays Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 12-6 11,366
Miami Florida Florida Marlins Chicago Cubs Florida Marlins 6-0 26,174
Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Braves New York Mets Atlanta Braves 11-8 36,029
Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Orioles Texas Rangers Baltimore Orioles 3-2 29,354
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Phillies New York Mets New York Mets 7-5 37,164
Boston, Massachusetts Boston Red Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays Boston Red Sox 10-4 33,446
Montreal, Quebec Montreal Expos New York Mets Montreal Expos 5-1 9,337
Toronto, Ontario Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 17,095
Detroit, Michigan Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers 5-1 24,664
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Indians Minnesota Twins Cleveland Indians 3-2 )14 inn) 24,318
Oneonta, New York Oneonta Tigers Tri City Valley Cats Oneonta Tigers 8-6 855
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 23,709
Queens, New York New York Mets St Louis Cardinals St Louis Cardinals 8-2 23,578

Team-by-Team Standings:

Team

W

L

 PCT

Montreal Expos

4

0

1.000

Kansas City Royals

3

1

0.750

Oakland Athletics

2

0

1.000

Boston Red Sox

2

0

1.000

Pittsburgh Pirates

2

0

1.000

Chicago White Sox

2

1

0.667

Texas Rangers

2

2

0.500

New York Yankees

1

0

1.000

Cincinnati Reds

1

0

1.000

Rice Owls

1

0

1.000

Arizona Diamondbacks

1

0

1.000

Florida Marlins

1

0

1.000

Atlanta Braves

1

0

1.000

Toronto Blue Jays

1

0

1.000

Detroit Tigers

1

0

1.000

Cleveland Indians

1

0

1.000

Oneonta Tigers

1

0

1.000

St Louis Cardinals

1

1

0.500

Seattle Mariners

1

1

0.500

Colorado Rockies

1

1

0.500

Baltimore Orioles

1

1

0.500

San Francisco Giants

1

2

0.333

Minnesota Twins

1

3

0.250

San Diego Padres

1

3

0.250

New York Mets

1

6

0.143

Milwaukee Brewers

0

1

0.000

Stanford Cardinal

0

1

0.000

Los Angeles Dodgers

0

1

0.000

Anaheim Angels

0

1

0.000

Philadelphia Phillies

0

1

0.000

Tri-City Valley Cats

0

1

0.000

Houston Astros

0

2

0.000

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

0

2

0.000

Chicago Cubs

0

3

0.000

Basic trip facts:

-Major League Stadiums – 31
-Minor League Stadiums – 1
-College World Series Stadium – 1
-Little League Stadiums - 1
-Old Stadium Sites visited – 21
-Under construction Stadium Sites visited – 2
-Miles traveled – Driving – 18,353, Subway - 20, Air - 3,196, Total – 21,569
-States – 48
-Provinces – 2
-Districts – 1
-Commonwealths – 1
-Home team record to date – 20 wins, 15 losses
-Record of “team I was routing for” to date – 15 wins, 20 losses

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