Baseballapalooza 1987 Part I

by on May 14, 2009

Back in the summer of 1987 my buddy Frank Pazzanese and I decided that the very best vacation we could imagine would be a trip around the country watching baseball games!  We were just out of college, with a little pocket change and new wheels that would hold up under the miles we would travel … 

So we perused the MLB schedule, checked it against the driving distances and plotted out a trip that we have dubbed Baseballapalooza 1987.

Our trip took us to four stadiums that amazingly no longer exist … Yankee Stadium , Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, and  Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.  With a final stop in Atlantic City for some good luck casino hopping on the Fourth of July.

This video is the first episode in the four part installment recounting the adventures (and misadventures) of our two heroes and accompanying guests along the way.

Game one was a night game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on June 27th, 1987.

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Check Part II of Baseballapalooza,  Next stop Philadelphia!

  • Scott

    5 people in that car all the way to NYC with one of them being a 250 pound guy? Must have been a fun ride!
    Too bad the libations got in the way of your plan to score all the games.

  • Scott

    5 people in that car all the way to NYC with one of them being a 250 pound guy? Must have been a fun ride!
    Too bad the libations got in the way of your plan to score all the games.

  • billmiller81

    I never got to Yankee Stadium, but I remember the upper deck of Shea Stadium was just as Joe described the upper deck at Yankee Stadium, terribly steep. I remember the jets flying in over Shea, and you felt like you could reach out and grab one, like King Kong. And the players were so far away, it wasn't always clear exactly what was happening on the field. Great story, Joe! Bill

  • http://befluid.com joemagennis

    Bill .. hard to imagine that BOTH of those ballparks are gone now! Makes me feel like an oldtimer :-)

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