NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For millions of fans summer is not complete without a trip to a retro ballpark OR old stadium site. The game on the field and its history are hot, and with the 2013 All-Star Game being played at CitiField, New York's Food On Foot Tours has developed what it calls the "greatest baseball tour ever." The July ten-day Ultimate Baseball Bucket List Trip is a field of dreams fantasy. Fans will attend the All-Star Game, visit the Baseball Hall Of Fame, attend events and enjoy sitting in suites, private areas or prime seats at eight major and minor league parks including Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium.
"No one has ever attempted a tour like this. With the All-Star Game in New York and many folks connected with 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 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 like the Boston Braves group.
"Tour participants will enjoy upscale accommodations, admission to over seventy New York attractions, a New York dinner cruise, an authentic Chinese banquet, an ethnic food tour and exclusive amenities and events plus visits with ex-players, scouts, writers, historians and the Celebrity/Legends Game, All-Star Home Run Derby and Fan Fest and much more. It's a total baseball and baseball history immersion tour. We know most fans can't book suites or players on their own so that makes the trip extra special."
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 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 forty participants. Information is available at www.baseballbucketlisttrip.com.