A Baseball Road Trip

Thirty Major League Baseball Stadiums. Sixty Stadium Dogs. One Season.




Don and Vicki found their love of baseball in two very different places —– he in southeast Texas, she in upstate New York and later, Florida.  He played sand lot and little league ball, but absolutely had trouble with the curve.  She learned her love of the game from her grandfather, and played her first game of catch one week into this remarkable journey.  He had the thought one day, a number of years ago, that it would be a baseball fan’s dream to see a game in every major league stadium, in one major league season.  She said, “let’s go”.




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  1. Hey Don, this is Keith Staudt! Glad to find your blog. We talk about you here at DuPont and enjoy reading your updates. Hope to see you when you get back home!


  2. Loved your book! What do you estimate the cost of your trip was, incl. food, hotel, attractions? What memories you must have! Are you Don and Viccki still together? ( ha ha – great test of a friendship).


    • Thanks, Rainer. I’m glad you liked the book.

      To be honest, I never attempted to determine the total cost of the trip. I lacked the courage, and was afraid it would take the romance out of the whole thing… I can tell you we spent a little over $2,200 on baseball tickets, and just under that on country-crossing gasoline. We handed over nearly $200 to the carnival workers manning the parking lots, and stadium dogs and souvenir cups will always set you back twenty bucks, each. So you can do the math on that. I think I’ll also let you do the math on the nearly three months worth of motel bills. I just can’t bring myself to do it.

      Vicki is still in Florida, and I’m still in Texas, but we’ve seen a number of games together since that summer. And have found other reasons to seek one another out. We always bring our gloves and our official Little League ball.



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