Parks I Visited in 2004

My best total ever: 52 parks!

I attended games at the parks of the following Major League, Minor League and college teams in 2004. Last year was the first time that I recorded games at college and independent-league parks, so I kept up that practice this year. Ballpark number 51 for me, by the way, was Phoenix Municipal Stadium during the Arizona Fall League. I figured I was done for the year at that point, but a series of lucky coincidences landed me at a game in the Mexican Pacific League in December (see photo). Check out my article and photos from that fascinating south-of-the-border experience!

Along the way, I created a spreadsheet that you can use to tally up how many parks you’ve visited, since it lists all of the big-league and affiliated minor-league teams. If you’d like for me to send it to you free of charge, send an e-mail to the following address (I’m not stringing it all together to prevent those no-good, worthless spammers from stealing it and sending me hundreds of garbage messages): “joemock” then the “at” sign (you know, a “@”) then “”. In the subject line simply put “I’d like the scoresheet for counting ballparks.”

All the parks I’ve ever seen are on this page.

For your information, the year the stadium opened (if known) is shown in parenthesis:

Clay Gould Ballpark (2003), University of Texas – Arlington Mavericks*

Alex Box Stadium (1938), Louisiana State University Tigers*

L. Dale Mitchell Park (1982), Oklahoma University Sooners*

Packard Stadium (1974), Arizona State University Sun Devils*

HoHoKam Stadium (1979), Chicago Cubs spring training, Mesa Arizona

Surprise Stadium (2003), Texas Rangers spring training, Surprise Arizona*

Peoria Stadium (1994), San Diego Padres spring training (and later the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League), Peoria Arizona

Hi Corbett Field (1928), Colorado Rockies spring training, Tucson Arizona*

Dell Diamond (2000), Round Rock Express

Reckling Park (2002), Rice University Owls

Olsen Field (1978), Texas A&M Aggies

Petco Park (2004), San Diego Padres*

Lancaster Municipal Stadium, a.k.a. “The Hangar” (1996), Lancaster Jet Hawks

Kauffman Stadium (1973), Kansas City Royals

SBC Bricktown Ballpark (1998), Oklahoma RedHawks

Minute Maid Park (2000), Houston Astros, later the All Star Game

Dr Pepper/7 Up Ballpark (2003), Frisco RoughRiders

Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994), Big XII baseball tournament, later Texas Rangers

Citizens Bank Park (2004), Philadelphia Phillies*

Campbell’s Field (2001), Camden RiverSharks*

Pro Player Stadium (1993, for baseball), Florida Marlins

Cohen Stadium (1990), El Paso Diablos

Nelson W. Wolf Municipal Stadium (1994), San Antonio Missions

Billy Hebert Field (1927), Stockton Ports*

Sam Lynn Ballpark (1941), Bakersfield Blaze

Grizzlies Stadium (2002), Fresno Grizzlies

Municipal Stadium (1942), San Jose Giants*

Network Associates Coliseum (1968), Oakland Athletics

Angels Stadium of Anaheim (1966), Anaheim Angels

Lake Elsinore Diamond (1994), Lake Elsinore Storm*

Mercer County Waterfront Park (1994), Trenton Thunder

First Energy Stadium (1951), Reading Phillies

Tropicana Field (1998 for baseball), Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Bright House Networks Field (2004), Clearwater Threshers*

Knology Park (1977), Dunedin Blue Jays

The Epicenter (1993), Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Dodger Stadium (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers

Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium (2004), Montgomery Biscuits*

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (1988), Birmingham Barons*

Watt Powell Park (1949), Charleston Alley Cats

Cooper Stadium (1977), Columbus Clippers

First American Bank Ballpark (2002), Midland RockHounds

Drillers Stadium (1981), Tulsa Drillers

Isotopes Stadium (2003), Albuquerque Isotopes

Zephyr Field (1997), New Orleans Zephyrs

Arrowhead Credit Union Park (1996), Inland Empire 66ers

Safeco Field (1999), Seattle Mariners

SBC Park (2000), San Francisco Giants

Busch Stadium (1966), St. Louis Cardinals

Scottsdale Stadium (1981), Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League

Phoenix Municipal Stadium (1964), Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League*

Nido de los Aguilas (“The Eagles’ Nest”, 1986), Mexicali Aguilas of the Mexican Pacific League (my 52nd park of the year!)*

* – my first time seeing a game in this particular park, which I got to do a wonderful 16 times in 2004 (and nothing is more fun for me than attending a game for the first time in a ballpark!)

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