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Make A Play For Quirky Baseball Landmarks

No real fan should miss baseball landmarks like Rickwood Field this season.

No real fan should miss baseball landmarks like Rickwood Field this season.

Friday, April 9, 2010 17:14 GMT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Baseball fans better hit their favorite landmarks while they’re still fair territory.

Chris Epting, author of Roadside Baseball (Santa Monica Press), says now is THE time for fans to trek to the game’s greatest hotspots.

First, he recommends visiting Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore, Maryland, which houses the field where Babe Ruth first picked up a baseball bat.

The school is in looming danger of being shut down, so this could be the last chance to take in the sights.

Meanwhile, others may want to travel to Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama – America’s Oldest Ballpark.

Epting says the “church of baseball” turns 100 years old this year and is one of the last standing stadiums where all the legends have played.

For a quirkier pitstop, there’s the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, where visiting MLB teams usually stay. Epting says many players swear the hotel is haunted and have their own spooky stories about it.

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