Baseball Bucket List

Baseball Bucket List:

Inspired by “The Baseball Fan’s Bucket List” by Robert & Jenna Santelli, Ken Schlapp’s blog Ballparks of Baseball
1 Take an MLB baseball road trip  – 2012 DC, Baltimore, Philly, PIttsburg
2 Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
3 Go to an MLB Opening Day  – 2011, 2013
4 Attend an MLB World Series game – October 25th 2012
5 See the Cubs play at Wrigley Field
6 Watch the Ken Burns Documentary: Baseball
7 See the Red Sox play at Fenway Park
8 Experience Hall of Fame Induction weekend in Cooperstown, NY
9 Play Fantasy Baseball in a Rotisserie League
10 Go to an MLB All-Star Game
11 Visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO
12 Learn to Keep Score
13 See some Grapefruit League Spring Training games
14 Watch the movie “Bull Durham”
15 See some Cactus League Spring Training games – 2012, 2013
16 Take a kid to his/her first MLB game
17 Read the book “Ball Four”
18 Attend an MLB Fantasy Camp
19 Watch the movie “The Natural”
20 Visit Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL
21 Watch the movie “Field of Dreams”
22 See the Dodgers play at Dodger Stadium May 26th 2014
23 Read the book “The Boys of Summer”
24 Own a baseball glove
25 See the Yankees play the Red Sox
26 Go to the College World Series in Omaha, NE
27 Watch the movie “A League of Their Own”
28 See the Orioles play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
– May 25th 2012
29 Read the book “Moneyball”
30 See the Pirates play at PNC Park – May 23rd 2012
31 Watch the documentary “Viva Baseball”
32 Watch the movie “Eight Men Out”
33 See the Cardinals play the Cubs
34 Tour the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, KY
35 See the Giants play at AT&T Park – too many to count
36 Attend the World Baseball Classic – March 17th 2013 @ AT&T Park
37 Read the book “Baseball: A Literary Anthology”
38 See a Triple A Pacific Coast League game – Rivercats, Aces, & Grizzles
39 Watch the movie “The Rookie”
40 See a Triple A International League game
41 See the Indians play at Progressive Field
42 Coach a Season of Little League Baseball
43 Watch the movie “For Love of the Game”
44 Own a Piece of Vintage Baseball Clothing
45 Visit the Legends of the Game Museum in Arlington, TX
46 See the Mariners play at Safeco Field
47 Learn to Figure Important Baseball Statistics
48 Become a member of SABR
49 Visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum in Cincinnati, OH
50 Go the Midnight Sun Baseball Classic in Alaska
51 Play in an Adult Baseball League
52 Attend an MLB Fan Fest – 2011, 2012
53 Maintain a Baseball Card Collection
54 Watch the movie “61*”
55 See the Padres play at Petco Park  – August 4th 2012
56 Watch the movie “Moneyball”

57 Attend the Hall of Fame Classic weekend in Cooperstown, NY
58 See an interleague MLB game – July 19th 2012 Giants vs A’s
59 See the Dodgers play the Giants
– too many to count
60 Read the writings of A. Bartlett Giamatti
61 Visit the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls, NJ
62 Watch the movie “Soul of the Game”
63 See the Rockies play at Coors Field – June 5th 2015
64 Attend the Triple A All-Star Game
65 See the Mets play at Citi Field
66 Subscribe to and read “Baseball America”
67 See the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium II
68 Attend a Cape Cod League Game in Massachusetts
69 Create a Baseball Reference Library
70 Visit Greenwood Cemetary in Brooklyn, NY
71 Visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum in Baltimore, MD – May 25th 2012
72 Own an autographed baseball collection
73 Watch the movie “Major League”

74 Watch the documentary “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg”
75 See the Brewers play at Miller Park
76 Watch the Movie “The Pride of the Yankees”
77 Visit the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, IA
78 Watch a Toronto Blue Jays game from the Renaissance Hotel
79 Read the book “Veeck as in Wreck”
80 See the Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park – May 21st 2012
81 Read the Book “A False Spring”
82 Attend Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th
83 Own a copy of the new Bill James Baseball Abstract
84 Own a Classic Baseball Photograph
85 See the Angels Play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim May 25th 2014
86 Learn the story behind “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
87 Read the book “The Glory of Their Times”
88 Listen to the “Great American Baseball Box”
89 Start a Baseball Bobblehead Collection
90 See the Cardinals play at Busch Stadium II
91 Attend the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA
92 See the Rangers play at the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington
93 Visit Dedeaux Field and the USC Baseball Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, CA
94 Read the book “You Know Me Al”
95 Watch the movie “Bang the Drum Slowly”
96 Attend the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball & American Culture
97 Visit the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, IA
98 See an Independent League Game
99 Read the book “Only the Ball Was White”
100 Visit the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, GA   May 27th 2016
101 Umpire a baseball game
102 Join the Baseball Reliquary
103 Watch the Abbott & Costello skit “Who’s on First?”
104 See a Double A game
105 See the Royals play at Kauffman Stadium
106 Own a piece of baseball art
107 Read the book “Baseball: A History of America’s Favorite Game”
108 See a Durham Bulls game
109 See the Twins play at Target Field
110 Listen to Lou Gehrig’s 1939 Farewell Speech
111 See the Tigers play at Comerica Park
112 Hit in the batting cages
113 Go to an Old Timers Day
114 Watch the movie “Sugar”
115 Visit the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & Hall of Fame in Atlanta, GA
116 See the White Sox play at US Cellular Field
117 Play APBA
118 See the Reds play at Great American Ballpark
119 Play in a Vintage Baseball League
120 See the Braves play at Turner Field May 30th 2016
121 Own a Baseball Antique
122 Read the book “Shoeless Joe”
123 Shop for baseball memorabilia in Cooperstown
124 Read the book “The Summer Game”
125 Play Strat-O-Matic Baseball
126 See the Nationals play in Nationals Park – May 20th 2012
127 Own a copy of the Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
128 Host a minor league ballplayer
129 See the Diamondbacks play at Chase Field May 23rd 2015
130 Take in a local museum baseball exhibit
131 Read the book “The Teammates”
132 Delve into some baseball scholarship
133 See a Single A game – San Jose Giants
134 Watch the movie “Fever Pitch”
135 Attend the Annual Civil Rights Game
136 See the Astros play at Minute Maid Park
137 Catch an Arizona Fall League Game
138 Watch the movie “The Sandlot”
139 Throw out the First Pitch
140 Eat at a Famous Ballplayers Restaurant
141 Visit the Barnstable Bat Company in Cape Cod, MA
142 Take a baseball tour of the NPB in Japan
143 Read the book “The Science of Hitting”
144 See the Blue Jays play at the Rogers Centre
145 See a Short Season A League game
146 See the Marlins play at Marlins Park
147 Attend the Series del Caribe
148 Fix up a Baseball Field
149 Visit the Grave Site of Alexander Cartwright Jr.
150 See the Rays play at Tropicana Field
151 Read the book “The Universal Baseball Association, Inc”
152 Watch the movie “Cobb”
153 Visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Mary’s, ONT
154 See a Rookie League game
155 See the A’s play at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum– 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
156 Visit George M. Steinbrenner Field
157 Attend a Negro Leagues Day Celebration and Game
158 Attend the Asia Series
159 Visit Bowman Field in Williamsport, PA
160 Catch a Mexican League game
161 Read “Elysian Fields Quarterly”
162 Visit Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ
163 Visit the site of the former Polo Grounds in New York, NY
164 Visit the site of the former Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY
165 Attend a Cactus League game at Camelback Ranch Glendale
166 Attend a Cactus League game at Maryvale Baseball Park
167 Attend a Cactus League game at Peoria Sports Complex
168 Attend a Cactus League game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
169 Attend a Cactus League game at Surprise Recreation Campus
170 Attend a Cactus League game at Goodyear Ballpark
171 Attend a Cactus League game at Hohokam Stadium
172 Attend a Cactus League game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium
173 Attend a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium
174 Attend a Cactus League game at Tempe Diablo Stadium
175 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Florida Exchange Stadium
176 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Bright House Networks Field
177 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Steinbrenner Field
178 Attend a Grapefruit League game at McKechnie Field
179 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Ed Smith Stadium
180 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Charlotte Sports Park
181 Attend a Grapefruit League game at JetBlue Park
182 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Hammond Stadium
183 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium
184 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Digital Domain Stadium
185 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Space Coast Stadium
186 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Osceola Stadium
187 Attend a Grapefruit League game at ESPN Sports Complex
188 Attend a Grapefruit League game at Joker Marchant Stadium
189 Attend a Double A game in the Eastern League
190 Attend a Double A game in the Southern League
191 Attend a Double A game in the Texas League
192 Attend a Single A game in the Carolina League
193 Attend a Single A game in the South Atlantic League
194 Attend a Single A game in the Florida State League
195 Attend a Single A game in the California League – SJ Giants, Visalia Rawhide
196 Attend a Single A game in the Midwest League
197 Attend a Short Season A game in the New York-Penn League
198 Attend a Short Season A game in the Northwest League
199 Attend a Rookie League game in the Appalachian League
200 Attend a Rookie League game in the Pioneer League
201 Attend a Rookie League game in the Arizona League
202 Attend a Rookie League game in the Gulf Coast League
203 Attend a Buffalo Bisons AAA game at Coca-Cola Field
204 Attend a Syracuse Chiefs AAA game at Alliance Bank Stadium
205 Attend a Rochester Red Wings AAA game at Frontier Field
206 Attend a Pawtucket Red Sox AAA game at McCoy Stadium
207 Attend a Lehigh Valley IronPigs AAA game at Coca-Cola Park
208 Attend a Scranton/Wilkes Barre AAA game at PNC Field
209 Attend a Charlotte Knights AAA game at Knights Stadium
210 Attend a Gwinnett Braves AAA game at Coolray Field
211 Attend a Norfolk Tides AAA game at Harbor Park
212 Attend a Columbus Clippers AAA game at Huntington Park
213 Attend an Indianapolis Indians AAA game at Victory Field
214 Attend a Louisville Bats AAA game at Louisville Slugger Field
215 Attend a Toledo Mud Hens AAA game at Fifth Third Field
216 Attend an Iowa Cubs AAA game at Principal Park
217 Attend a Memphis Redbirds AAA game at AutoZone Park
218 Attend a Nashville Sounds AAA game at Herschel Greer Stadium
219 Attend an Omaha Storm Chasers AAA game at Werner Park
220 Attend an Albuquerque Isotopes AAA game at Isotopes Park
221 Attend a New Orleans Zephyrs AAA game at Zephyr Field
222 Attend an Oklahoma City Redhawks AAA game at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark
223 Attend a Round Rock Express AAA game at Dell Diamond
224 Attend a Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA game at Security Service Field
225 Attend a Reno Aces AAA game at Aces Park – April 6th, 2014
226 Attend a Salt Lake City Bees AAA game at Spring Mobile Ballpark
227 Attend a Tacoma Rainiers AAA game at Cheney Stadium
228 Attend a Fresno Grizzlies AAA game at Chukchansi Park   August 1st, 2014
229 Attend a Las Vegas 51’s AAA game at Cashman Field
230 Attend a Sacramento River Cats AAA game at Raley Field – so many times
231 Attend an El Paso AAA game at their new ballpark
232 Attend the Triple A National Championship Game
233 Visit the Nolan Ryan Center in Alvin, TX
234 Visit the Hank Aaron Childhood Home & Museum in Mobile, AL
235 Visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library in Greenville, SC
236 Visit the Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh, PA
237 Visit the Roger Maris Museum in Fargo, ND
238 Visit the B’s Baseball Museum in Denver, CO
239 Visit the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland, OH
240 Own a copy of Baseball Prospectus
241 Witness the SF Giants win the World Series – 2010! 2012! 2014!
242 Attend a Milestone Game (300th Win, 3000th Hit, or 500th HR)
243 Catch a Foul Ball at an MLB game
244 Attend a No Hitter/Perfect Game

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