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Starting in 1985, I've made a summer trip to one or more major league cities to sightsee and take in a game or two or three.  Below are links to the box scores from each game of each trip.  Click the year for trip highlights.

1985 Atlanta
Braves 7, Phillies 4
Braves 13, Phillies 5

1986 Toronto
Orioles 7, Blue Jays 3
Orioles 5, Blue Jays 2
Blue Jays 6, Orioles 4
1987 New York
Yankees 6, Orioles 3
Mets 8, Phillies 1

1988 Oakland/San Francisco
Athletics 2, Rangers 1 (13)
Padres 2, Giants 1

1989 Boston
Indians 4, Red Sox 3
Red Sox 6, Indians 4

1990 Chicago/Milwaukee
Mariners 2, White Sox 1
Cubs 15, Phillies 2
Blue Jays 13, Brewers 5
1991 Baltimore
White Sox 7, Orioles 4
White Sox 7, Orioles 0

1992 Cleveland
Indians 8, Athletics 1
Indians 8, Athletics 1
Athletics 5, Indians 2
1993 Seattle
Mariners 3, Rangers 2
Mariners 13, Rangers 2

1994 San Diego
Astros 6, Padres 1


1995 Montreal
Braves 9, Expos 6
Expos 6, Braves 2

1996 Los Angeles/Anaheim
Padres 5, Dodgers 4
Mariners 15, Angels 3

1997 Toronto/Detroit
Blue Jays 5, Brewers 4
Brewers 6, Tigers 1

1998 Cleveland/Pittsburgh
Twins 3, Indians 0
Phillies 1, Pirates 0

1999 Tampa Bay
Indians 15, Devil Rays 10


2000 Philadelphia/Baltimore
Dodgers 2, Phillies 0
Orioles 10, Indians 7

2001 Florida
Reds 8, Marlins 4


2002 Cincinnati
Mets 4, Reds 2


2003
San Juan, PR
Expos 13, Rangers 10


2004
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Red Sox 8, Twins 2
St. Paul 6, Sioux City 5

2005 St. Louis
Cardinals 2, Cubs 1 (11)


2006
Washington D.C./Philadelphia
Nationals 7, Cubs 6
Braves 10, Phillies 8

2007 San Diego
Phillies 7, Padres 3


2008 New York
Yankees 3, Royals 2 (13)
Mets 7, Braves 3

2009 Seattle
Indians 9, Mariners 0


2010 Atlanta
Giants 3, Braves 2 (11)


2011 Milwaukee
Brewers 4, Astros 0


2012 Phoenix
Braves 9, Diamondbacks 1


2013 Pittsburgh
Phillies 6, Pirates 4


2014 Sydney, Australia
Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1


2015 Denver
Reds 5, Rockies 2


2016 Miami
Braves 6, Marlins 3


2017 San Francisco/Oakland
Cardinals 11, Giants 6
Angels 11, Athletics 9 (11)

2018 Boston
Red Sox 7, Rays 3


2019 London, UK
Yankees 17, Red Sox 13
Yankees 12, Red Sox 8


Notable games that I have attended:

1976
Kansas City
Royals 6, Indians 1
My first major league game (then known as Royals Stadium).
1976
Kansas City
Royals 4, Indians 3 (10)
George Brett steals home to win game.
1984
Texas
White Sox 5, Rangers 1
First game attended in Arlington (Arlington Stadium).
1985
Texas
Brewers 11, Rangers 6
Rangers home opener - 1985.
1986
Texas
Rangers 6, Blue Jays 3
Rangers home opener - 1986.
1986
Texas
Rangers 7, Mariners 5
Rangers 3, Mariners 2
My wife's and my first date.
1987
Texas
Brewers 11, Rangers 8
Rangers home opener - 1987.
1987
Texas
Rangers 8, Yankees 7
Only game that I left early.  Left after top of 8th w/Yankees leading 7-4.  Never again!
1988
Texas
Rangers 4, Indians 3
Rangers home opener - 1988.
1989
Cincinnati
Mets 7, Reds 2
First game attended in Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium).
1989
Texas
Blue Jays 6, Rangers 3
Wilson Alvarez' first major league start (see Baltimore game in 1991 below).
1989
Minnesota
Athletics 5, Twins 2
First game attended in Minneapolis (HHH Metrodome).
1990
Houston
Pirates 7, Astros 6
First game attended in Houston (Astrodome).
1990
Texas
Rangers 2, Royals 1
Nolan Ryan is bloodied by Bo Jackson comebacker.
1991
Houston
Astros 2, Dodgers 1 (10)
Astros turn triple play, 9-5-6.
1991
Baltimore
White Sox 7, Orioles 0
Wilson Alvarez' second major league start - throws no-hitter at O's. (1991 baseball trip)
1992
Houston
Astros 4, Rangers 3
Exhibition game - Nolan Ryan returns to Houston.  Largest crowd to see baseball game in Texas.
1992
Texas
Rangers 6, Athletics 5
Last game attended in Arlington (Arlington Stadium).
1993
Colorado
Giants 10, Rockies 4
First game attended in Denver (Mile High Stadium).
1993
Colorado
Giants 4, Rockies 3
Largest crowd for night game in NL history, 72,208 (since broken).
1997
Colorado
Rockies 7, Mets 5
First game attended in Denver (Coors Field).
1998
Houston
Astros 6, Mets 5 (12)
Mets 8, Astros 4
Last games (doubleheader) attended in Houston (Astrodome).
1999
Tampa Bay
Indians 15, Devil Rays 10
Wade Boggs of Tampa Bay records his 3000th hit on a home run.  First player in major league history to do so.  (1999 baseball trip)
2000
Houston
Astros 9, Braves 3
First game attended in Houston (then known as Enron Field).
2002
Texas
Rangers 7, Orioles 6
First game attended in Arlington (then known as The Ballpark In Arlington).
2003
Cincinnati
Reds 7, Phillies 6
First game attended in Cincinnati (Great American Ballpark)  [Photo]
2005
Houston
White Sox 7, Astros 5 (14)
World Series Game 3.  Longest World Series game by time (5:41) and by innings (14) (tied).   [Photos]
2008
New York
AL 4, NL 3 (15)
All-Star Game.  Longest All-Star game by time (4:50) and by innings (15) (tied).  [Photos]
2009
New York
Indians 10, Yankees 2
First regular season game played in new Yankee Stadium.  [Photos]
2009
New York
Mets 1, Brewers 0
First game attended at Citi Field. [Photos]
2009
New York
Orioles 10, Yankees 4
Derek Jeter breaks Lou Gehrig's Yankee club record for career hits. [Photo]
2009
New York
Phillies 6, Yankees 1
Yankees 3, Phillies 1
Games one and two of 2009 World Series.  First World Series games played in new Yankee Stadium.
2010
Texas
Yankees 6, Rangers 5
First ALCS game for Rangers franchise.
2010
Texas
Giants 4, Rangers 0
Game four of 2010 World Series [Photos]
2011
New York
Red Sox 8, Yankees 3
Game delayed 3:27 by rain before first pitch.  The time of the game was 3:11; ended at 1:43 a.m.
2013
Houston
Yankees 5, Astros 1 (14)
Final game in the career of Mariano Rivera (DNP).  Astros set Major League record for most strikeouts (batters) in a season with 1535.  Total of 35 strikeouts in the game (Astros 19, Yankees 16).
2014
Anaheim
Angels 2, Athletics 0
Angels use major league record eight pitchers in a nine inning shutout.
2014
New York
Yankees 6, Orioles 5
Final home game in the career of Derek Jeter.
2016
St. Louis
Rangers 1, Cardinals 0
First game attended at Busch Stadium (III)
2017
Oakland
Angels 11, Athletics 9 (11)
Angels use an American League record 12 pitchers in the game (2017 baseball trip)

Major league ballparks visited (stadium names as of date of first game attended).

1.
Royals Stadium, Kansas City, MO - 1976
2.
Arlington Stadium, Arlington, TX - 1984
3.
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA - 1985
4.
Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, ON - 1986
5.
Yankee Stadium (1923), New York, NY - 1987
6.
Shea Stadium, New York, NY - 1987
7.
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA - 1988
8.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA - 1988
9.
Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH - 1989
10.
Fenway Park, Boston, MA - 1989
11.
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN - 1989
12.
Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL - 1990
13.
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL - 1990
14.
County Stadium, Milwaukee, WI -1990
15.
Astrodome, Houston, TX - 1990
16.
Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, MD - 1991
17.
Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH - 1992
18.
Kingdome, Seattle, WA - 1993
19.
Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO - 1993
20.
Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA - 1994
21.
Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC - 1995
22.
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA - 1996
23.
Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA - 1996
24.
Skydome, Toronto, ON - 1997
25.
Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI - 1997
26.
Coors Field, Denver, CO - 1997
27.
Jacobs Field, Cleveland, OH - 1998
28.
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA - 1998
29.
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL - 1999
30.
Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA - 2000
31.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD - 2000
32.
Enron Field, Houston, TX - 2000
33.
Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL - 2001
34.
Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, TX - 2002
35.
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH - 2003
36.
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, PR - 2003
37.
Busch Stadium (II), St. Louis, MO - 2005
38.
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC - 2006
39.
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA - 2006
40.
PETCO Park, San Diego, CA - 2007
41.
Yankee Stadium (2009), New York, NY - 2009
42.
Citi Field, New York, NY - 2009
43.
Safeco Field, Seattle, WA - 2009
44.
Turner Field, Atlanta, GA - 2010
45. Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI - 2011
46. Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ - 2012
47. PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA - 2013
48. Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 2014
49. US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL - 2014
50.
Nationals Park, Washington, DC - 2015
51. Marlins Park, Miami, FL - 2016
52. Busch Stadium (III), St. Louis, MO - 2016
53. AT & T Park, San Francisco, CA - 2017
54. Target Field, Minneapolis, MN - 2018
55. Comerica Park, Detroit, MI - 2019

Major league ballparks awaiting:  2.

1.
SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
2. Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX (opens 2020)

Other baseball facts:
  • Witnessed an unassisted triple play (by P) while playing SS as a 12-year old little leaguer.  Send me an email for more details, if interested.
  • Threw out first pitch for Round Rock Express (Houston - AA) on August 12, 2000.
  • Attended 2008 All-Star Home Run Derby [Photos]

Game ending steals of home since 1958:

Date
Player
Game result
August 14, 1958
Vic Power
Indians 10, Tigers 9
August 8, 1962
Ed Charles
Athletics 4, Twins 3
September 19, 1964
Willie Davis
Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 (16)
July 24, 1970
Tommie Agee
Mets 2, Dodgers 1
September 1, 1972
Rod Carew
Twins 5, Indians 4
August 17, 1976
George Brett
Royals 4, Indians 3
August 15, 1979
Eddie Murray
Orioles 2, White Sox 1
August 22, 1982
Glenn Brummer
Cardinals 5, Giants 4
October 11, 1997 (ALCS)
Marquis Grissom
Indians 2, Orioles 1 (12)

Baseball links:

Baseball Reference
Baseball Almanac
Retrosheet
Baseball Library
The Baseball Page
American League Ballparks
National League Ballparks
Baseball Hall of Fame
Major League Baseball

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