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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


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 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):  53.

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

Major league ballparks awaiting:  3.

1.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
2.
SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
3.
Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

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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