PRLog (Press Release) - Mar. 18, 2013 - NEW YORK -- For millions of baseball fans summer is not complete without a trip to a retro ballpark OR an old stadium site. Both the game on the field and its history are hot and with the MLB All-Star Game being played at CitiField in 2013 New York’s Food On Foot Tours has developed what it describes as the "greatest baseball tour ever." The July multi-city ten day Ultimate Baseball Bucket List Trip is truly a field of dreams fantasy. Fans will attend the MLB All-Star Game, visit the National Baseball Hall Of Fame and attend events and enjoy sitting in suites, private areas or prime seats at four major league and four minor league parks including Boston’s Fenway Park and New York’s Yankee Stadium. “No one has ever attempted a tour like this. With the All-Star Game in New York and many folks with a connection to bygone franchises getting older this is the only time this tour can ever be done," noted Corey Taylor of Food On Foot Tours. “This tour is truly the ultimate baseball experience, it’s the gold standard of baseball trips." Taylor added. "We’ll be visiting cemeteries, old ballpark sites, museums and meeting with historical societies such as the Boston Braves Historical Association. Tour participants will enjoy upscale accommodations, free admission to over seventy New York attractions, a New York dinner cruise, an authentic Chinese banquet, an ethnic food tour and exclusive amenities such as events and visits with ex-players, scouts, writers, historians and the Celebrity/Legends Game, All-Star Home Run Derby, All-Star Fan Fest and much more. It’s a total baseball and baseball history immersion tour and we know most fans can’t book suites or players on their own so that makes the trip truly extra special and exclusive."
The exclusive ten day extravaganza includes stops in baseball history hotbeds like Brooklyn, Harlem, Newark and Philadelphia. One of the planned stops is the famed Parade Grounds in Brooklyn where some of baseball’s greatest players got their start. "BROOKLYN is where the fields are. The best players from New York City play in Brooklyn. Sandy Koufax, Joe Torre, Shawon Dunston and Manny Ramirez are all Parade Grounds legends who ended up as MLB stars. Growing up playing on these same fields, I was inspired to be the next one to make it from Brooklyn," said current major league pitcher Adam Ottavino of the Colorado Rockies. Another highlight according to Boston Braves Historical Association President Bob Brady is the stop to explore the other side of Boston’s rich baseball history. "The Braves Field site at Boston University's Nickerson Field is one of baseball's historical rare gems where today one can still stand in front of the building where Babe Ruth signed his last contract as a player and can sit in the former ballpark's surviving right field pavilion."
Because of space limitations at the ballparks the July 11-21, 2013 trip is limited to 40 participants. Information is available at www.baseballbucketlisttrip.com.