You love stats. Admit it.

Fred McGriff homered in a major league record 43 different ballparks; I’ve snagged at least one ball in 38. Here’s how my numbers break down (with approximations for Shea and Yankee, since I didn’t keep track of my daily totals for the first 146 balls):

STADIUM———————–# OF BALLS—————# OF GAMES

Fredmcgriff_1Shea Stadium ——————- 1,700 ————————– 332
Yankee Stadium —————— 400 ————————– 175
Turner Field ————————– 38 —————————– 4
Comiskey Park ———————- 35 —————————– 5
Oakland Coliseum —————– 22 —————————– 3
Kingdome —————————- 19 —————————– 2
Kauffman Stadium —————– 19 —————————– 2
Pacific Bell Park ——————– 19 —————————– 3
Olympic Stadium ——————- 19 —————————– 4
Tiger Stadium ———————– 18 —————————– 3
Miller Park —————————- 17 —————————– 1
Fenway Park ————————- 17 —————————– 3
Oriole Park at Camden Yards — 15 —————————– 2
Jack Murphy Stadium ————- 15 —————————– 3
Joe Robbie Stadium ————— 14 —————————– 2
PlanesVeterans Stadium —————— 14 —————————– 5
Citizens Bank Park —————– 14 —————————– 2
Wrigley Field ————————- 13 —————————– 2
SkyDome —————————– 12 —————————– 2
Dodger Stadium ——————– 10 —————————– 2
Anaheim Stadium ——————– 9 —————————– 2
TrainsBank One Ballpark ——————- 9 —————————– 2
The Ballpark in Arlington ———– 9 —————————– 1
Metrodome —————————– 9 —————————– 2
Coors Field —————————– 9 —————————– 2
Tropicana Field ———————– 8 —————————– 1
Riverfront Stadium ——————- 7 —————————– 1
AutomobilesThree Rivers Stadium ————— 7 —————————– 1
Busch Stadium ———————— 7 —————————– 1
PNC Park ——————————- 7 —————————– 1
Safeco Field ————————— 7 —————————– 1
Comerica Park ———————— 7 —————————– 2
Jacobs Field ————————— 6 —————————– 1
RFK Stadium ————————– 6 —————————– 1
Astrodome —————————– 5 —————————– 1
County Stadium ———————- 4 —————————– 1
Fulton County Stadium ————- 1 —————————– 1
Candlestick Park ——————— 1 —————————– 1

3 comments

  1. drosenda@msn.com

    Hey, are you making a Planes, Trains and Automobiles reference? Great movie. “You’re like, a chatty Cathy doll. . .”

  2. Zack

    Wow! You got my reference. Yes, lots of traveling to get to all these ballparks. I got that picture of McGriff at Bucky Dent’s Baseball School. I went there several different times during my high school winter breaks, and there was always a big leaguer who visited for a day. Once it was Ozzie Smith. Another time, Mike Piazza.

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