Coors Field is the home of the Colorado Rockies of the National League West division of MLB (Major League Baseball). Coors Field celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. Still a new stadium, yes? Even so, it is the third oldest National League ballpark in MLB only being built after Wrigley Field (1914) and Dodgers Stadium (1962) and before all the other current National League baseball parks. The stadium is a similar architecture of Camden Yards with the red brick and the green seats. Coors Field was the first stadium where outfield seats were placed facing towards the infield (it was an innovative idea at the time).
The Long Island Ducks are an independent baseball team, a part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. They play at the family friendly Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, NY. At one point in time, duck farming was a big industry on Long Island; thus the name of the ball team.
Duncan Field was used by the class ‘D’ Nebraska State League (baseball) from 1956 – 1959. It hosted the American Legion National Baseball Championships in 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1969. Today, the field continues to host Legion baseball, Hastings College baseball, Hastings Senior High baseball, and Hastings St Cecilla football. 2018 sees a new tenant at Duncan Field – the Hastings Sodbusters of the Expedition League, a summer collegiate wood bat league. The first ever Expedition League All Star Game was held in 2018 at Duncan Field. The stadium will host the 2019 and 2020 American Legion Central Plains Regionals (baseball), the first regionals in the state since 2004. Watching a Sodbusters game at this classic venue is a family friendly, affordable way to spend a summer evening.
The end of the 2018 season brings closure to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox as the team will be moving to San Antonio beginning the 2019 season. The Brewers rookie league team will be relocating from Helena, MT to Colorado Springs the 2019 season and the team name rebranding is currently (summer 2018) under way.
Mike Lansing Field in Casper, WY serves as the home for the Casper American Legion Baseball and beginning in 2018, the Casper Horseheads. The Horseheads are a team of the new wood bat summer collegiate league known as the Expedition League. The team is cleverly titled as the moniker comes from the ‘head’ of an oil pumpjack and the oil industry has been a part of the Wyoming economy since the late 1800’s.
Attending a Western Nebraska Pioneers wood bat summer collegiate ballgame is the perfect way to spend an evening for both the baseball purist and those who just want to spend an evening out and leave the worries of day behind for three hours.