MLB - Globe Life Field
Seeing the Rangers play host to the Cleveland Guardians, this allowed me to see the third ballpark of the Texas Rangers, including Arlington Stadium and the Ballpark in Arlington. This was only my seventh current MLB stadium and 16 MLB overall. And puts me at 143 stadiums total, all the way down to high school parks.
Globe Life Field, Stadium Drive, Arlington, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 07/16/2023
IND - Govalle Park
The last year or two, the Austin Weirdos of the Pecos League played in another city-owned park, Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park, that is less than two miles away. I had seen Michael Harris' posts on Twitter, as he had been there a week or two before, but nothing prepared me for the sight. I work to promote Texas private and parochial high school athletics and I just couldn't help but wonder if there were high schools in and around Austin that could have helped the league owner out on a decent deal. Michael said he tries to stay positive, but this beats Griggs Park in Alamogordo, New Mexico - another former Pecos League team - as the most challenging park in America to see "professional baseball" at. However, the story on this night wasn't the game itself, it was that the visiting Alpine '06 Cowboys had a player killed in a car accident that morning on the team's journey to Austin. An article on the Eldorado Success newspaper indicated that the broadcaster - who teamed up with the club's assistant general manager - had been driving the radio station's van and had an accident that caused the player, as a passenger, to be killed after striking a mesquite tree some nine miles west of Eldorado on U.S. 190. The assistant GM, who did the broadcast over his phone as the equipment had been destroyed in the accident, had shared with me some details that aren't appropriate to post here.
Govalle Park, Bolm Road, Austin, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 06/09/2023
CLG - Santa Ana Star Field
Saw San Jose State University complete a three-game series at the home field of the University of New Mexico Lobos. SJSU won 14-3 in eight innings of a regularly-scheduled nine-inning contest. (From UNM's website, Santa Ana Star Field has become one of the toughest places for opponents to play in college baseball as The University of New Mexico baseball team is 94-38-1 (.711) since returning to its former location March 24, 2013, after nine seasons at Isotopes Park. For decades the home of UNM baseball was known as Lobo Field, but thanks to a 10-year, $1 million naming rights gift from Tamaya Enterprises, Lobo Field was rechristened Santa Ana Star Field on Dec. 11, 2015.)
Santa Ana Star Field, University Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Date of first visit: 04/08/2023
MILB - Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park
Saw most of the game where the Isotopes defeated Salt Lake, 9-6, on the strength of a five-run bottom of the fifth that featured three Isotopes home runs.
Isotopes Park, Avenida Cesar Chavez Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Date of first visit: 04/08/2023
CLG - SAGU Baseball Field
Witnessed Wayland Baptist University at Southwestern Assemblies of God University on a Saturday afternoon in the second game of a doubleheader. SAGU won 9-6 when they scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Pitching was just terrible this stadium. Playing surface and all is fine with this facility, but seating and surroundings are just terrible, even for a NAIA program.
SAGU Baseball Fields, Waxahachie, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 04/01/2023
CLG - Rockwell Family Baseball Field
Saw Southwestern University, of whom it is the home field of, defeat the University of St. Thomas from Houston 5-2 in a NCAA Division III conference matchup ..... Built in 1978, Rockwell Field has seen many changes to become one of the top NCAA Division III fields in the region. The Field was named in honor of Henry M. Rockwell who graduated from Southwestern in 1922 as a former student-athlete. The most recent addition to Rockwell Field and the baseball program is the new clubhouse built and dedicated in 2013 in honor of long-time legendary head coach Jim Mallon. The building is named for former Southwestern baseball Head Coach the late Jim Mallon who amassed a record of 1,197-601 between 1971 and his retirement in 2004. He ended his coaching career ranked third all-time in wins for both the NCAA and the NAIA.
Rockwell Family Baseball Field, Southwestern Boulevard, Georgetown, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 03/26/2023
CLG - Phillips Field
The home field of Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas - the hometown of Nolan Ryan, no less - and I saw them win the first game of a doubleheader with the Galveston College Whitecaps in a 3-0, seven-inning contest.
Alvin Community College, Mustang Road, Alvin, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 03/19/2023
CLG - Billy Allgood Stadium
Billy Allgood Field was built in the 1970s after Louisiana College restarted baseball following a brief hiatus and has served as the home of Wildcat baseball since. Since 2000, more than a million dollars in improvements has been done to "The Billy" to upgrade it to modern standards, with most of the money coming through the fundraising efforts of head coach Mike Byrnes. Among those improvements; an outfield wall, new scoreboard with video message center on top, batting cages, perimeter fence around the facility, chair back seats and a covered seating area, press box, new sound system, walkways in front of the dugouts, and brick backstop. The improvements allowed for capacity inside the stadium to be around 550 people all told, 425 of which could find one of the new seats. One of the biggest improvements to Billy Allgood Field came in 2016 when the LCU Baseball Fieldhouse was added to the facility, as well as the installation of a turf infield. The turf infield was made possible by a generous donation in the memory of Allen "Dick" Wall. I saw Louisiana Christian University defeat Texas College, 20-8.
Melrose Street & Wadley St, Pineville, LA, USA
Date of first visit: 03/12/2023
CLG - Generals Baseball Stadium
The bleachers of LSU Alexandria's field come from the original Alex Box Stadium at LSU in Baton Rouge, which was the site of four SEC tournaments, 18 NCAA regionals, four NCAA super regionals and one ABCA Hall of Fame tournament. I saw LSU Alexandria allow Briar Cliff University to come from behind to sweep a three-game series with a 7-4 third game victory.
West Campus Avenue, Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
Date of first visit: 03/12/2023
CLG - Vincent-Beck Stadium
It seems like I saw a Beaumont Golden Gators game here when they played in the Texas League from 1983 to 1986, but I made the ballpark official when I saw the University of Pennsylvania at Lamar University the day after I announced The Woodlands Marathon. The Cardinals won 3-1 to avoid a sweep by Pennsylvania.
Vincent-Beck Stadium, Jim Gilligan Way, Beaumont, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 03/05/2023
CLG - University of Dallas Baseball Field
Configured in 1997, according to the school's website (Facilities), the Division III's school field is pretty basic. One set of bleachers directly behind home plate, but you can stand along the railing from the dugouts to the foul poles. Saw Nebraska Wesleyan University defeated the University of Dallas, 3-0, on Sunday, February 19, 2023 for it to be the 23rd Texas baseball facility that I've witnessed a college game at.
University of Dallas, East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 02/19/2023
CLG - Sycamore Park
Sycamore Park is located less than a mile from the Texas Wesleyan campus and houses facilities for the Texas Wesleyan Baseball and Softball programs. The dimensions of the baseball field are: 324 feet down the leftfield line, 387 feet to center, 322 feet down the right field line and 365 feet in the power alleys. On this day, I watched the Rams of Texas Wesleyan lose to Baker University of Kansas, 6-2.
Sycamore Park, East Vickery Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 02/19/2023
IND - Kokernot Field
The home of the Alpine '06 Cowboys, I saw them play the Weimar Hormigas in a typical Pecos League slugfest where Alpine won 22-14. I had been in this ballpark on May 25, 2019 when I ran the Alpine Cowboys Home Run 10K that finished on the field, but didn't see a game until this contest in 2022! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokernot_Field
Kokernot Field, Loop Road, Alpine, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 07/30/2022
MILB - Trustmark Park
After having worked in Jackson for about 18 months shortly after Trustmark Park opened in 2005, I had never been able to find the opportunity to get there until this game which the Birmingham Barons won 4-3 in 12 innings over the Mississippi Braves. (Note: I didn't see the end of it.)
Trustmark Park, Braves Boulevard, Pearl, MS, USA
Date of first visit: 06/18/2022
MILB - Regions Field
Saw the Birmingham Barons host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and spring for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for an 5-1 win.
1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Date of first visit: 06/11/2022
MILB - MGM Park
The home park of the Biloxi Shuckers in the Southern League, who moved to Mississippi from Huntsville, Alabama after the 2014 season when they were the stars. Biloxi beat Montgomery 6-5 in 11 innings. Had the chance to see Arlington Pantego Christian Academy alum Hill Alexander play left field for the Biscuits.
105 Caillavet St, Biloxi, MS 39530, USA
Date of first visit: 05/28/2022
HS - Lobo Field
Langham Creek High School, Houston, TX, which hosted the UIL 5A regional semifinal between Houston Milby and Montgomery Lake Creek.
17610 Farm to Market Rd 529, Houston, TX 77095, USA
Date of first visit: 05/26/2022
CLG - Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park
The $24 million stadium opened in February 2012 transforming Olsen Field, which opened in 1978, into a first-class facility that showcases the long-standing tradition of the A&M athletics program. Saw Texas A&M defeat Mississippi State, 8-2.
301 Olsen Blvd, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Date of first visit: 05/15/2022
HS - Strickland Field at Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park was built in 1948 and was the first lighted baseball field between San Antonio and Houston. Despite its age, it remains a state of the art stadium. It is a beautiful park and along with being the home of the Weimar Wildcats, it also has hosted numerous playoff games, Babe Ruth World Series tournaments, the last of which was held in 2012. Weimar as a city has a great tradition with baseball and the Wildcats have won five state titles and made six state tournament appearances. (Courtesy of Victoria Advocate) Saw San Antonio Central Catholic defeat Houston St. Pius X 11-1 in the second game of a best-of-three Series in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division I playoffs.
503 Park Dr, Weimar, TX 78962, USA
Date of first visit: 05/14/2022
HS - Warrior Field
League City Bay Area Christian defeated Cypress Christian School, 7-5, in the TAPPS Regional Round.
5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands, TX 77384, USA
Date of first visit: 05/14/2022
HS - Bay Area Christian School
Witnessed Houston Northland Christian defeat Pasadena First Baptist Christian Academy 7-0 to win the TAPPS Division III regional round and advance to the state tournament next week at the University of Texas-Arlington.
4800 W Main St, League City, TX 77573, USA
Date of first visit: 05/13/2022
CLG - Nagle Field at MacGregor Park
Saw Texas Southern University, at their home field, defeat the Alcorn State University Braves, 13-3. Both teams play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
5225 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021, USA
Date of first visit: 05/07/2022
CLG - Bosque River Ballpark
Home park of McLennan Community College, who defeated Cisco College, 5-0 in seven innings - the first game of a doubleheader.
1400 College Dr, Waco, TX 76708, USA
Date of first visit: 04/30/2022
CLG - Red Murff Field
Named for the late Red Murff, a former New York Mets scout who signed Nolan Ryan to his first professional baseball contract. Murff was instrumental in signing players to make up the roster for the first collegiate baseball team at UMHB. He continued his involvement with UMHB baseball for several years, providing players for the team and holding professional baseball tryout camps on the UMHB campus. UMHB defeated Howard Payne University on Friday, April 29, 8-2.
TX-121 Loop, Belton, TX 76513, USA
Date of first visit: 04/29/2022
CLG - Fireman's Park
Cited as being "one of the nicest high school ballparks in America" it has witnessed major league and semi-professional league action. Blinn College defeated Galveston College, 9-8, on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
901 North Park Street, Brenham, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 04/28/2022
CLG - Corbett Park
Wharton County Junior College defeated Alvin Community College, 13-3, in five innings on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The field, the scoreboard and the bleachers with backed seating were all made possible thanks to a $1.7 million donation from Houston resident Duncan Corbett. Corbett a longtime commercial salesman from Houston by way of Corpus Christi isn’t from the area. However, Corbett’s parents are from Egypt and his family farm is in Glen Flora and he spends a lot of time in the area.
771 E Ahldag Ave, Wharton, TX 77488, USA
Date of first visit: 04/09/2022
CLG - Wilder Park
Completed in the winter of 2010, Wilder Park is the home facility for West Texas A&M University, located in Canyon, Texas. Saw the Buffaloes defeat Lubbock Christian University, 12-4, on a Sunday afternoon.
1001 W Texas A&M Dr, Canyon, TX 79015, USA
Date of first visit: 04/03/2022
HS - Rick Lynch Field
The home field of Tomball Concordia Lutheran High School was renamed to Rick Lynch Field on Thursday, March 24, 2022 to honor the passing of its longtime head baseball coach (2011-2021), who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64.
700 E Main St, Tomball, TX 77375, USA
Date of first visit: 03/18/2022
MILB - Hodgetown
During the pandemic, with the minor league season completely shutdown, the Texas Collegiate League - a summer collegiate baseball league - fielded its usual teams in addition to minor league teams at Tulsa, San Antonio and Amarillo to give the college kids, who had their spring season interrupted, a place and an opportunity to play during the summer of 2020. So I saw the Tulsa Drillers against the Amarillo Sod Squad. Actually, Amarillo fielded two teams in the league that season.
Hodgetown Stadium, South Buchanan Street, Amarillo, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 08/01/2020
CLG - John Ray Harrison Field
Saw San Jacinto College defeat Blinn College, 3-1, on a Thursday evening less than two weeks before the world shut down for the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Ray Harrison Field, Houston, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 03/05/2020
CLG - Father Wilson Field
Saw Loyola University (Louisiana) shutout the Celts of the University of St. Thomas, 13-0. It was the Celts debut season, where they went 7-17 before the pandemic ended the year.
St. Thomas High School, Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, USA
Date of first visit: 02/02/2020
CLG - Don Sanders Field at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park
Game of record: February 13, 2015; Houston 9, Minnesota 1. Don Sanders Field at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park holds a seating capacity of 3,500 fans, but can accommodate up to 5,000 fans with a pair of grass berm areas located along the outfield lines.
3100 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Date of first visit: 02/03/2015
CLG - Roadrunner Field
Roadrunner Field has been the home of the University of Texas-San Antonio baseball team since it opened in 1993. The facility can seat 800 fans and includes a fan-friendly berm down the first-base line. March 28, 2014 UT-San Antonio 3, Louisiana Tech 2
1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Date of first visit: 03/28/2014
MILB - Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium
Saw the Vancouver Canadians play a Pacific Coast League - AAA game in 1991 on my honeymoon.
4601 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3H4, Canada
Date of first visit: 01/01/1991
MILB - Ray Winder Field
1979 while living in Russellville, Arkansas
400 Broadway Street, Little Rock, AR, USA
Date of first visit: 01/01/1979