Monday, May 5, 2014

Seeing all of the Sally League

In the summer of 2013, I visited my final four home parks of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. This summer, I'll be attending a game at every South Atlantic League home field.

I live in Charlotte, so almost half the parks are drivable within a few hours. Several others will be road trips that combine 2-3 teams. Fourteen teams in one summer should be doable, though the Sally League is more spread out than I first realized: it stretches from three Georgia teams to three teams in the NJ-Maryland area. 

The combinations: 

The Peach State: Augusta GreenJackets and Rome Braves
The coast: Charleston RiverDogs and Savannah Sand Gnats
Charlotte-drivable: Hickory Crawdads, Kannapolis Intimidators, Greenville (S.C.) Drive, Asheville Tourists, Greensboro Grasshoppers
The northern trio: Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns, Lakewood (N.J.) BlueClaws, Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury, Maryland)
The western swing: West Virgina Power and Lexington (Kentucky) Legends

First up: Hickory on Wed., May 7


Anonymous said...

You will love "Historic Grayson Stadium" in Savannah. It was built in 1926 and is the oldest working minor league ballpark in America. Just the history of the place...they have updated what they had to and left the charm. Great ballpark.