1. Staten Island, N.Y.
Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees, Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, New York-Penn League
Could there be a more idyllic setting for a ballpark?
There’s not much to do in the visitors’ bullpen.
Perhaps the greatest Staten Island Yankee, Roberson Cano
Is there a dentist in the house?
Don’t come hungry. here’s what the concession stands looked like on camp day.
2. Pomona, N.Y.
Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, independent, Can-Am League
Do people really choose a bank based on ballparks carrying their names?
You can walk into a minor league park without being frisked.
The Boulder Bird, because it’s hard to come up with a mascot that’s a boulder.
What is minor league baseball without a dizzy bat race?
How is this for a summer job?
Old school outfield bleachers.
3. Somerset, N.J.
TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, independent, Atlantic League
Remember when sports teams used to have ferocious sounding names? Here the Patriots are hosting the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
The ought’s were the glory years for the Somerset Patriots.
You can’t have too many promotions at a minor league baseball game.
Good times at the Patriots game.
A nice bar with a large beer selection is not all that common in minor league parks.
Photo Tour of the Minors Pt. 1 includes my visits to Newark, Trenton and Little Falls.