Baseball-Related Sites (in no particular order)
Big Baseball Parks Page -- With reviews and photos of
over 250 ballparks, this page is the stadium website
standard-bearer. Charlie sees more baseball in one summer than many of us see in a decade...
Mike Castro's Fields of Dreams--
Mike has visited over 70 stadiums, and his professional-quality photos
reviews are the next best thing to being at the ballpark yourself.
Merzbach's Ballpark Reviews -- This site documents, in
words and photographs, the over 240 different
ballparks Brian has visited (more than almost anyone on the web -- except Charlie, of course).
-- Joe Mock's lively, informative site is obviously a labor of love by
a serious fan. Combining reviews,
feature stories, photos, fan comments, and even a quiz, it's one-stop shopping for anyone who loves ballparks.
Ballparks -- This site, run by Eric and Wendy Pastore,
is simply the best resource for high-quality photographs of ballparks
on the web. And while the site includes a good number of current stadiums, perhaps the most impressive aspect of the site is Eric
and Wendy's dedication to locating and documenting ballparks of years past.
Minor League Ballpark Page -- Tom provides photos and
comments on many ballparks throughout the southeast
and midwest, and has assembled the single best site for information on Appalachian League parks.
Ballpark Page -- Frank, based out of New York, provides
great photos and short reviews of the 65+ ballparks he's
visited, mostly in the northeast.
Gigley's Minor League Road Trip -- As advertised, the
results of Chris's annual baseball roadtrip can be found
here -- nice photos, terrific reviews, and even a critique of each team's website.
-- Jeff LeCrone's paean to minor league ballparks, it includes thorough
reviews and excellent photos of
numerous stadiums, mostly in the northeast. An added bonus -- features on the people that he meets at the games.
Gibbs Ballpark Page -- If there are more enthusastic
baseball fans out there than Gibbs, I've yet to meet them. His site
includes lists of the 150+ ballparks he's visited (including those of the Alaska Baseball League), conveniently organized by league.
McCann's Quest -- This page details Mike's ambition to
visit every major and minor league ballpark. It features a
list of the 70 or so parks he's already visited, plus a handy page with links to all full-season affiliated teams.
Away -- As it says on the site, "a photographic journey
through baseball's Eastern League." And a terrific
journey it is, too, as photographer Frank Priegue documents the fans, players, and even the mascots of the EL.
Trips from the Far East -- Takeshi Kubota's terrific
page demonstrates that ballpark fans aren't limited to
this country. Take a look at the numerous American ballparks he's visited, and learn more about "yakyujo" as well.
Encomium -- Jay Thomas presents his elaborate praise
of the national pastime and the places it's played. At the
moment it's still a work in progress, so keep checking back to see the site grow.
Unofficial Northeast League Independent Baseball Page
-- Mike Engle provides information about the league,
now part of the Northern League. Also here is a list of the nearly 50 parks Mike's visited himself.
Fine Day at the Ballpark -- Chris Trapani is a
relative newcomer to the whole ballpark thing, but he's quickly making
for lost time. This site documents at least 20 of the places he's visited since 2000.
Kevin Reichard's site containing links to news stories about ballparks
across the country and reviews of ballpark
visits he's made. Updated almost daily, this is the site I probably look at more than any other.
-- Bill Tyler's incredibly comprehensive "fan's guide" to the Northern
League has photos, reviews, tips, travel
information, and even pages devoted to collecting Northern League memorabilia. There's no better site for NL info.
Baseball Links -- By far the most comprehensive index
of baseball sites on the web, with links to
over 7500 sites. Like the homepage says, if you can't find what you're looking for here, it probably doesn't exist.
Travel -- Kevin Reichard's site devoted to traveling
the baseball circuits of the upper midwest (and some teams
in the northwest). It includes a detailed guide to the ballparks as well as thing to do and see while you're in town.
Munsey and Suppes -- A slick, professional-looking site,
it's a great source of info on major league
stadiums, as well as venues for other big league sports.
Ballparks -- Insightful reviews and great photos of several
major and minor league parks, as well as features
on baseball players and fans.
and Roadtrips -- Kevin Marsh's site combines photographs
of dozens of ballparks with reviews and
commentary from his legendary, 50-stop 1995 road trip.
Guide -- Joel Dinda, the MWL's unofficial historian and
greatest booster, has assembled a terrific
site devoted to the teams, ballparks, and players of the league.
Society for American
Baseball Research -- Find out more about SABR, a terrific
organization. The site includes
links to hundreds of sites maintained by SABR members.
Studies of Baseball -- My dad's a baseball fan, too,
but also a bit of an egghead. This page is evidence
of what happens when a Computer Science professor and the national pastime meet head-to-head.
Cedar Rapids Kernels -- The official website of my local team, which I spend at least 40 nights each year watching.
Park! -- Everyone claims to love the classic old stadiums,
yet they've been disappearing at an alarming rate.
This site helps fans get involved in saving the oldest remaining big league ballpark.
see why people like Tony LaRussa have endorsed this campaign to make veggie-dogs
available at major league stadiums. Even vegetarians need something to soak up the beer.
Indian Sports Team Mascots -- An elaborate site devoted
to ending the use of team names that are degrading
to American Indians, as well as their usually racist logos. See what you can do to bury the likes of Chief Wahoo once and for all.
University of Iowa Department of History -- Where I am when not at the ballpark.
International Vegetarian Union -- Vegetarian information, resources, and links.
Marathon Guide -- When not at school or the ballpark, I like to run. And run, and run, and run...
-- Great band, terrific website.
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