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The Best Baseball Ballparks

Posted on October 13, 2009 | Travel DestinationsOne Comment


Baseball’s backdrop is the most indispensable spot without which the thrilling game can’t take off. So, we thought of a better way to pay tribute by revering the top 10 baseball ballparks that stand off firmly in the premier leagues today. Don’t let that buggy feeling enter your mind; how could we be choosy and favoring 10 best parks by being disrespectful to huge numbers of parks that have come and gone with the changing times. Therefore we picked top 10 parks by the criteria of legacy, history, design, seating, and other factors which contribute to make a baseball ballpark great.

After reading about them, make sure you get a nearest concession seat which will offer great vistas of the exciting game. Don’t forget to catch eatery stuffs for munching so that you don’t bite finger nails instead.

1. Yankee Stadium — New York Yankees:

What Lambeau Field is to football, Boston Garden was to NBA, Montreal Forum was to hockey, The House that Ruth Built is the field of dreams for millions of youngsters from Miami to Anchorage, perhaps relatively not. Different from the Celtics, Canadiens, and packers, the Yankees are an entity of their own kind as they are always at the top of the game, as they have already bagged the glory of winning 26 championships, comparatively more than the Canadiens’ 24 Stanley Cups. While most of the baseball parks may be aesthetically beautiful than Yankee, however no one can emulate the glory of Yankee’s rich history and legacy. Today, every kid’s dream is to play atleast once in their lifetime in this legendary Yankee stadium.

Yankee Stadium

2. Wrigley Field — Chicago Cubs:

Those who don’t just want to see the baseball game have fallen flat for the game after viewing it in this amazing park perhaps because Chicago’s Wrigley Field is one of the nicest ballparks. Not only this, people who embark on a mission to set up a new ballpark garden look upon Wrigley Field’s blueprints in some way or another. There is a withstanding reason behind this- today in a day when each and every ball park garden are huddling corporate logos in order to appear somewhat like Formula one cars, Wrigley Field is the sole one that stands out in the common crowd. Some daredevil players like Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg and Harry Caray have come out from this ground.

3. Fenway Park — Boston Red Sox:

There are few moments that have outshined in my memories, some of them which I would like to share, include- the Sox grant a tryout to 3 Negro League players (shortstop Jackie Robinson, outfielder Sam Jethroe, and second baseman Marvin Williams) but do not sign. Rookie Billy Rohr carries a no-hitter into the 9th inning in his first major-league start against perennial enemy Yanks on April 14, 1967. This land has witnessed many more awesome and legendary shots like this.

4. Busch Stadium — St. Louis Cardinals:

While Mark McGwire is posing tough competition for Anheuser Busch family, most people link St. Louis Stadium with the popular looming family. Today, Busch Stadium outshines in the massive cluster because of something more than baseball. These is because it has served as a spot where Ruth and Maris’ records saw a great fall, also the celebrated moment in the year 1998 season where Slammin’ Sammy Sosa added an impetus and rejuvenated baseball game.

5. Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles Dodgers:

Marking long-lasting impressions and walking on the footsteps of Ebbets Field was not an easy job however. But one fine day, Walter O’ Malley incidentally discovered this empty sprawling 300 acre land at Chavez Ravine while he and a country supervisor were on a helicopter ride in Los Angeles, when they were searching for a potential baseball stadium. A close observation also gave them a glimpse of neighboring freeways which provoked him to built one. All credits are attributed to him.

After, that followed history. Dodger Stadium a.k.a. Chavez Ravine, a classic pitcher’s baseball park saw Orel Leonard Hershiser IV hit 59 successive scoreless innings until the climax raised to the peak, in the 1988 World Series Championship with Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit home run and the trembles that were apparent around the bases.

Dodger_Stadium

6. Oriole Park at Camden Yards — Baltimore Orioles:

This is one of the pioneering spot which set the craze of retro look, however going back to its history, Camden Yards’ was constructed over an area where a saloon was once operated by Babe Ruth’s father. Not only this, on 6th September 1995, it also marked the most virtuous chase in all professional sports. This is because Cal Ripken Jr. bleeds Oriole Orange, Baseball’s toughest man broke Lou Gehrig’s amazing record of 2,130 consecutive games right here.

Oriole Park

7. Coors Field — Colorado Rockies:

If the Dodger Stadium is regarded as pitchers’ park then Coors Field must be known as batters’ and sluggers’ park. Coors Field helped in adding more oomph to extraordinary performances, Larry Walker played efficiently in Montreal but here he was fantastic and Todd Helton carried the potential but this ground made him fabulous.

8. Jacobs Field — Cleveland Indians:

If ever there was a case of a stadium turning a city and franchise around, then Cleveland’s Jacob Field would surely make it to the top. Subsequently after the 1993 season, Indians persistently said to Municipal Stadium and lovingly accepted the Jacobs field. It is one of the most beautiful and lovely ballparks, Jacobs Field gave a new outlook to the city and people enticed to this spot. Jacobs Field is not enriched with historical breakthroughs alike those old parks, however its natural and picturesque ambiance is sure to mesmerize flocks of crowd.

Jacobs Field

9. Sky Dome — Toronto Blue Jays:

There are not many sweet remembrances that make this park outshine in baseball fanatics memories. One moment which is required to remember is Jays victory, Jays were the first non-American team to mark victory over the World series. Sky dome played a crucial role as it hosted the lone World Series played and won on non-American soils. If tested on terms of history, it is truly a deserving park to be up there with Joe Carter’s bottom of the 9th home run to win the World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 off the Phillies’ Mitch Williams. Sky Dome’s establishment was seen as an engineering wonder because of its retractable roof that opened in a span of 15 minutes. After its opening, many stadiums opened up with same advanced features.

skydome10. The Ballpark in Arlington — Texas Rangers:

We can admit it as one of the most fan-friendly ballparks. Also, it functions as the baseball’s highest paid player, shortstop Alex Rodriguez. Being a longtime fan favorite, it was built up to offer rangers’ fans things that Arlington Stadium did not. Now, we have to wait for the coming time and see whether it becomes home of a championship team or not. Even if it doesn’t, the Ballpark ensures of passing a great time.

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  • The Best Baseball Ballparks…

    Baseball’s backdrop is the most indispensable spot without which the thrilling game can’t take off. So, we thought of a better way to pay tribute by revering the top 10 baseball ballparks that stand off firmly in the premier leagues today. …

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