JD’s 2015 Ballpark Tour… Takes a Vintage Blast from the Past!

Between the Bases… of Classic Ballparks

While this technically doesn’t count towards the official tally of ballparks I have recently visited, I got to visit two classic ballpark sites from yesteryear. The experience of getting to set foot in the same fields as Babe Ruth, Bob Feller, Bill Mazeroski, and countless others was more than a thrill for me. We will begin in Cleveland before the trip to Pittsburgh.

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The ballpark: League Park, former home of Cleveland baseball from 1891-1946
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JD’s 2015 Ballpark Tour; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Part IX: PNC Park

(AKA: Surviving the “Tarp Monster”)

Brace yourselves, folks. This stadium is among the best, but the weather was absolutely no joke. After making a visit to a former ballpark site, Mike and I met up with an old friend, Chuck, in downtown Pittsburgh. It was great getting to see him, and I was sad he couldn’t make it to the game with us. For the record, traversing through the streets of Pittsburgh is not fun. Trying to navigate through there is no laughing matter, either. It doesn’t help that Mike absolutely hates Pittsburgh, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from enjoying my day at PNC Park.

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Ballpark 23: PNC Park, elevation 733 feet

The game: Padres @ Pirates on July 7, 2015
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