My Ballpark List

Yankee Stadium [most likely August 23, 1958; Whitey Ford versus Billy Pierce; White Sox won; fans exited onto the field, out through the outfield]

The Polo Grounds [1962 or 1963, DH, Mets vs. Cardinals, 3 HRs from Stan Musial]

Shea Stadium [more games here than anywhere else, often via the No. 7 subway line; Masanori Murakami's first game]

Fenway Park

Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

Wrigley Field

Candlestick Park [one game, a day game, Saturday, 1974; Jim Barr pitched; Giants won]

The Astrodome

Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh [press pass: met Willie McCovey, Vida Blue, John Montefusco, et al.]

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Jacobs Field, Cleveland

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Citi Field, Queens, NY [first visit, 2009: Cain beans Wright; revisit, April 2012, Aubrey Huff plays 2B]

PNC Park, Pittsburgh [third visit, July 2012; with press pass]

Nationals Park, DC [debut of Stephen Strasburg]

AT&T Park [most recently on September 7, 2013, for Flapalooza 3.0; also, October 24, 2012, Game 1 of the World Series...and Game 1 of 2010 WS, in the Knothole. . . oh yeah!]

Turner Field, Atlanta [June 26, 2012; meet real-live folks from the book; sign some books]

Tropicana Field [October 1, 2012] Coliseum [September 6, 2013, while Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit was hurling a nearly perfect game and Tike Narry, whom I met in Atlanta the year previous, called out to me out of the blue, or out of the Orange & Black!]

new so-called Yankee Stadium [Sept. 22, 2013; sendoff for Mariano Rivera; Giants won]

. . . to be continued