Photo Tour of the Minors Pt. 2 — The Banks

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

Could there be a more idyllic setting for a ballpark?

There's not much to do in the visitors' bullpen.

There’s not much to do in the visitors’ bullpen.

Perhaps the greatest Staten Island Yankee, Roberson Cano

Perhaps the greatest Staten Island Yankee, Roberson Cano

Is there a dentist in the house?

Is there a dentist in the house?

Don’t come hungry. here’s what the concession stands looked like on camp day.

 

Richmond County Bank Ballpark

 

2. Pomona, N.Y.

Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, independent, Can-Am League

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Do people really choose a bank based on ballparks carrying their names?

You can walk into a minor league park without being frisked.

You can walk into a minor league park without being frisked.

The Boulder Bird, because its hard to come up with a mascot thats a boulder.

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?

What is minor league baseball without a dizzy bat race?

How is this for a summer job?

How is this for a summer job?

 

 

Old school outfield bleachers.

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.

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.

The ought’s were the glory years for the Somerset Patriots.

You can't have too many promotions at a minor league baseball game.

You can’t have too many promotions at a minor league baseball game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good times at the Patriots game.

Good times at the Patriots game.

A nice bar with a large beer selection is not all that common in minor league parks.

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.

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4 Responses to Photo Tour of the Minors Pt. 2 — The Banks

  1. thetraveloguer says:

    Great photos Ken, they really capture the atmosphere of the day! 🙂

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  2. jbutler1914 says:

    Those are some great pictures. I’ve had the opportunity to see Steinbrenner Field in Tampa and also the Savannah Sand Gnats stadium. Minor league stadiums are awesome.

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