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Road Trips

They say that travel broadens the mind. For the Ballpark Brothers, it also broadens our collection of baseball stadiums. We enjoy a ballgame anytime, anywhere, but there is nothing better than a baseball road trip. Touring the country by road, seeing it at ground level, experiencing the game the way the locals do... this is what we love. Whether together or solo, our road trips have enriched our lives. Click "Begin Journey" on one of the adventures below, travel along with us, and just maybe... be inspired.

Select a Road Trip from the list below, click "Begin Journey", then click on the matching Road Trip Poster near the Scoreboard at the bottom of each page to continue to the NEXT ballpark on your adventure.

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Road Trip Iowa

2002

8 Ballparks

 

Mike drives to Iowa to see The Nadas, visit his ancestral home, and see an unbelievable baseball brawl on the banks of The Mighty Mississippi.

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Road Trip Alabama

2004

14 Ballparks

 

The Brothers follow the Appalachian Trail to Birmingham for the Rickwood Classic, with stops in Atlanta and Pittsburgh.

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Road Trip Quebec

2012

4 Ballparks

 

Mike makes a quick trip north of the border for some baseball and Belgian waffles, then crosses the wilds of Maine for baseball and lighthouses. 

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Road Trip America

2016

5 Ballparks

 

Gary and the family drive across America, from the East Coast to the Rockies and back, nearly 5000 miles, and manage to see... five ballparks?

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Road Trip Hudson Valley

2017

5 Ballparks

 

Gary crosses the Hudson River, north of the Big Apple, taking in baseball on both sides of the Great River that Henry discovered in 1609.

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Road Trip Montana

2019

9 Ballparks

 

Mike spends a week under Big Skies, touring Montana, Idaho and Utah, with a stop in Yellowstone to see some Buffalo.

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Road Trip Dakotas

2020

10 Ballparks

 

Mike sets out on a journey across Nebraska and then north into both North and South Dakota.

 

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Road Trip Lake Michigan

2021

14 Ballparks

 

The Brothers take a Big League Tour from Detroit to Chicago to Milwaukee and points in between, including an unexpected side trip to Toledo!

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Road Trip California

2022

5 Ballparks

 

Mike drives south along the Pacific Coast Highway from Oregon to San Francisco and finally finds out what all of the Oracle Park fuss is about.

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Road Trip Savannah

2022

9 Ballparks

 

Gary sips Mint Juleps on the Outer Banks and goes Bananas in Savannah during a drive along the beautiful South Atlantic coast.

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Road Trip Lake Ontario

2022

9 Ballparks

 

Gary and the Missus spend a week north of the border, touring the land of poutine and hockey, and visit venerable Labatt Park along the way.

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Road Trip Minnesota

2023

17 Ballparks

 

Mike starts at the Twin Cities and meanders south and east thru the midwest until he reaches the Queen City and their famous (infamous?) chili.

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Road Trip Northern California

2003

5 Ballparks

 

Gary lives the ballpark hunter version of "Sideways", sans the wine, exploring the northern reaches of the Golden State.

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Road Trip Indiana

2011

7 Ballparks

 

The Brothers go Back in Time then Back to the Future, oblivious to time zones, arriving in Evansville, Indiana before they left. 

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Road Trip Carolina

2015

9 Ballparks

 

The Brothers travel to Sweet Carolina, North Carolina that is, the land of NASCAR, Civil War Reenactments and the Durham Bulls.

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Road Trip Pennsylvania

2016

7 Ballparks

 

The Brothers tour the Keystone State, do some trainspotting, eat scrapple and miss the finale of the Little League World Series by one day.

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Road Trip Great Lakes

2018

5 Ballparks

 

The Brothers decide to visit the Great Lakes... in April. Two games snowed out, replaced on the fly by two hockey games and the Hockey HoF!

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Road Trip Keystone

2019

6 Ballparks

 

Gary visits Eastern Pennsylvania, touring the rural landscape between the big cities. He sees half a dozen ballparks and a whole lotta cows.

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Road Trip Dunedin

2021

14 Ballparks

 

Gary drives to Florida to see Big League Ball in a Minor League Ballpark, with stops up and down the South Atlantic coast.

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Road Trip New England

2021

6 Ballparks

 

Gary decides to sample some Clam Chowdah and pahk the cah not too fah from the yahd as he checks out the National Pasttime in New England.

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Road Trip Great Plains

2022

16 Ballparks

 

Mike explores the Great Plains, driving a serpentine route across very flat land, and getting his kicks on Route... well, you know.

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Road Trip Appalachia

2022

14 Ballparks

 

Gary tunes Sirius XM to Bluegrass Junction and takes a tour of the low minors, sipping moonshine in Tennessee, North Carolina and rural Virginia.

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Road Trip Spring Training

2023

12 Ballparks

 

The Brothers leave their winter coats and mittens behind and head to sunny Florida for a week of Grapefruit League action and lots of seafood!

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Road Trip Vermont

2023

8 Ballparks

 

While Mike was exploring the Upper Midwest, Gary shouted "Damn the Storm Clouds!" and spent a rainy weekend in New England.

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