2000 E Gene Autry Way (at State College Blvd), Anaheim, CA
Baseball Stadium · Platinum Triangle · 265 tips and reviews
ESPN: If the Halos are winning late in the game, don’t expect to see a primate. The Rally Monkey only appears on the stadium’s video screens if Anaheim heads into the 7th tied or trailing by 3 runs or less.
Baseball Stadium · East Village · 319 tips and reviews
ESPN: The first ever game ever at PETCO featured Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn…but not the Padres. As manager of San Diego State’s baseball team, Gwynn led the Aztecs to a W over the Houston Cougars on 3/11/04.
1 Twins Way (btwn N 5th & N 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Baseball Stadium · North Loop · 371 tips and reviews
ESPN: The admissions gates here are numbered according to Twins legends. LF is #6 (Oliva), CF is #3 (Killebrew), RF is #29 (Carew), Target Plaza (also in RF) is #34 (Puckett), and home plate is #14 (Hrbek).
Baseball Stadium · Armour Square · 276 tips and reviews
ESPN: There are 2 blue seats left here, both from Game 2 of the ‘05 World Series. In left, the spot of Paul Konerko’s 7th-inning grand slam. In right-center, the mark of Scott Podsednik’s walk-off homer.
Baseball Stadium · Downtown Cleveland · 215 tips and reviews
ESPN: Remember when a swarm of insects lifted the Tribe to a playoff win on in ‘07? How ‘bout when a seagull gave Shin-Soo Choo a game-winning RBI in ‘09? Yup, the critters help the home team at the Prog.
ESPN: On 7/11/90, Bo Jackson made his famous “wall run” catch in left center. Bo caught the ball, then ran on the wall sideways like Keanu in “The Matrix”. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a catch half as good.
Baseball Stadium · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 614 tips and reviews
ESPN: While everyone makes a beeline for Shake Shack, outsmart the crowd and head to Box Frites. They’ll serve you faster than a Doc Gooden heater, and you’ll have a smorgasbord of dipping sauces. Amazin’!
115 Federal St (at General Robinson St), Pittsburgh, PA
Baseball Stadium · Northshore · 272 tips and reviews
ESPN: PNC has delicious grub (Primanti Bro’s, do it) & extraordinary views of the ‘burgh along the third base line. Lloyd McClendon probably ripped out first base in ‘01 to have a souvenir of this place.
1 Citizens Bank Way (at Pattison St), Philadelphia, PA
Baseball Stadium · South Philadelphia East · 371 tips and reviews
ESPN: Go to the McNally's stand in left field, home of Mike Schmidt’s sandwich namesake: The Schmitter. Sliced steak topped with tomatoes, fried onions, layers of cheese, special sauce, and grilled salami.
Baseball Stadium · The Stadiums · 412 tips and reviews
ESPN: There are two orange seats here. In right-center, the landing spot of Eddie Murray’s 500th home run. In left, the honorary mark of Cal Ripken Jr.’s 278th HR ball, the record breaker for shortstops.
100 Joe Nuxhall Way (at Mehring Way), Cincinnati, OH
Baseball Stadium · Central Business District · 230 tips and reviews
ESPN: The Skyline Chili Dog is a must, but if you want to do WORK, there are funnel fries. That is, funnel cake in French fry form. Put one under your nose, & you’ll have a mustache akin to Mr. Redlegs.
1500 S Capitol St SE (btwn N St SE & Potomac Ave SE), Washington, D.C.
Baseball Stadium · Navy Yard · 439 tips and reviews
ESPN: The Presidents Race takes place in the middle of the 4th & features Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln & Roosevelt. Don’t pledge your allegiance to Teddy. He hasn’t won since the race’s inception in ’06.
1000 Elysian Park Ave (at Stadium Way), Los Angeles, CA
Baseball Stadium · Elysian Park · 537 tips and reviews
ESPN: Try a Doyer Dog (read: “Doyer Dog”, not “Dodger Dog”). This behemoth boasts chili, cheese, tomatoes, onions & jalepenos over a hot dog base. Finish one, then give a Kirk Gibson fist pump to celebrate.