The List

Rob has looked and looked but cannot find the photograph he took of Miss Connecticut at the New Britain Rock Cat's final game of the 2006 season, a 3-2 loss to the Harrisburg Senators. (Tim Raines Jr. and Denard Span hit lead-off respectively for the Senators and Rock Cats.) His picture was nothing like the following; Mabelynn Capeluj, Miss California USA 2013, throwing a baseball in shoes unfit for standing in.

Ceremonial first pitch; August 16, 2013

When we took our first road trips, we did so simply because travel and baseball are fun and can be combined.  We not only never set out to see every team in America but, when asked, denied that was the goal.

The years pass, the number of teams add up and motivations change. When we had seen about two-thirds of the 190 teams in affiliated baseball (excluding the instructional leagues), it seemed time to take stock. Following the 2017 "Midwest Clean-Up" trip, we have seen every team between the Erie SeaWolves and the Reno Aces.

Teams in the various independent leagues are noted as "ind" and collegiate summer league teams are indicated by "col."  For the years indicated, teams marked [R] were only seen by Rob; those marked [M] were seen only by Melvin.

ALABAMA
Birmingham Barons, 2007, 2016
(at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in 2007, then Regions and Rickwood fields)
Huntsville Stars, 2007
Mobile BayBears, 2010
Montgomery Biscuits, 2010

ARIZONA
Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix), 2001 [R], 2011
Glendale Desert Dogs, 2016
Mesa Solar Sox, 2016
Salt River Rafters, 2016
Scottsdale Scorpions, 2016
Surprise Saguaros, 2016
Tucson Padres, 2011
Tucson Sidewinders, 2001 [R]

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Travelers (North Little Rock), 2012
Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Fayetteville), 2012

CALIFORNIA
Bakersfield Blaze, 2012
Fresno Grizzlies, 2012
High Desert Mavericks (Adelanto), 2012
Inland Empire 66ers (San Bernardino), 2015
Lake Elsinore Storm, 2015
Lancaster JetHawks, 2015
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 2015
Los Angeles Dodgers, 2012, 2015
Oakland Athletics, 2013 [M]
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 2012
San Diego Padres, 2015
Visalia Rawhide, 2012

COLORADO
Colorado Rockies (Denver), 2009
Colorado Springs SkySox, 2009
Denver Zephyrs, 1988 [M]
Grand Junction Rockies, 2015

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Tigers (Norwich), 2012 [R]
Hartford Yard Goats, 2017
New Britain Rock Cats, 2006 [R]

DELAWARE
"California/Carolina All-Star Game" (Wilmington), 2014 [R]
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 2011 [R], 2014

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington Nationals, 2005 [R], 2007, 2008 [R], 2015
(2005 and 2007 at RFK Stadium, 2008 and 2015 at Nationals Park)

FLORIDA
Tampa Bay Rays, 2013 [R], 2016
Bradenton Marauders, 2013 [R]
Brevard County Manatees, 2016
Clearwater Threshers, 2013 [R]
Daytona Cubs, 2013 [R], 2014
Dunedin Blue Jays, 2013 [R]
Fort Myers Miracles, 2016
Jupiter Hammerheads, 2016
Lakeland Flying Tigers, 2013 [R]
Jacksonville Suns, 2014
Miami Marlins, 2016
Palm Beach Cardinals, 2016
Pensacola Blue Wahoos, 2016
St. Lucie Mets, 2016
Tampa Yankees, 2013 [R], 2016

GEORGIA
Atlanta Braves, 2007, 2014 [M]
Augusta GreenJackets, 2014
Rome Braves, 2014
Savannah Sand Gnats, 2015

IDAHO
Boise Hawks, 2009
Idaho Falls Chukars, 2009

ILLINOIS
Chicago Cubs, 2003 [M], 2008 [M], 2009, 2010-2011 [M], 2012, 2013-2016 [M], 2017
Chicago White Sox, 2008 [M], 2009, 2013-2014 [M], 2017 [M]
Kane County Cougars (Geneva), 2008 [M], 2009, 2010-2016 [M]
Peoria Chiefs, 2002 [M], 2011
"Road to Wrigley" (Iowa Cubs), 2009 [M]
"Road to Wrigley" (Peoria Chiefs), 2010 [M]
Windy City Thunderbolts (Mundelein; ind.), 2012 [M]

INDIANA
Evansville Otters (ind.), 2013
Fort Wayne TinCaps, 2010 [M], 2015 [M], 2017
Gary South Shore Railcats (ind.), 2010 [M]
Indianapolis Indians, 2003 [M], 2012
South Bend Cubs, 2016 [M], 2017
South Bend Silver Hawks, 2013 [M]

IOWA
Burlington Bees, 2011
Cedar Rapids Kernels, 2011
Clinton Lumber Kings, 2011
Iowa Cubs (Des Moines), 2006 [M], 2011
Quad Cities River Bandits (Davenport), 2011

KANSAS
Kansas City T-Bones (ind.), 2004
Wichita Wranglers, 2004

KENTUCKY
Bowling Green Hot Rods, 2012
Lexington Legends, 2013 [R], 2017
Louisville Bats, 2013

LOUISIANA
New Orleans Zephyrs, 2010

MAINE
Portland Sea Dogs, 2006

MARYLAND
Aberdeen Ironbirds, 2005 [R], 2017
Baltimore Orioles, 2005 [R], 2014
Bowie Baysox, 2005 [R], 2014
Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), 2008 [R], 2017
Frederick Keys, 2005 [R], 2014
Hagerstown Suns, 2013 [R], 2014

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston Red Sox, 1974-1978 [M], 1988 [M], 2001, 2006, 2011, 2013 [R]
"Futures at Fenway" (Lowell Spinners, Pawtucket Red Sox), 2012 [R]
Lowell Spinners, 2012 [R], 2013 [R]
North Adams SteepleCats (col.), 2014 [R]
Pittsfield Mets, 1998 [R]

MICHIGAN
Detroit Tigers, 2012 [R], 2013 [M], 2014, 2015 [M]
Great Lakes (Midland) Loons, 2017
Kalamazoo Kings (ind.), 2003 [M]
Lansing Lugnuts, 2017
West Michigan Whitecaps (Grand Rapids), 2017

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Twins, 2003, 2004-2007 [M], 2009-2010
(2003-2009 in the Metrodome, 2010 at Target Field)
St. Paul Saints (ind.), 2002-2007 [M], 2009

MISSISSIPPI
Biloxi Shuckers, 2016
Mississippi Braves (Jackson), 2010

MISSOURI
Kansas City Royals, 2004
Springfield Cardinals, 2012
St. Louis Cardinals, 2001 [R], 2003 [M], 2012
(Solo trips to Busch II; 2012 visit to Busch III)

MONTANA
Billings Mustangs, 2015
Great Falls Voyagers, 2015
Helena Brewers, 2015
Missoula Osprey, 2015

NEBRASKA
"College World Series Final" (Omaha), 2011
(South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators)
Omaha Royals, 2004
Omaha Storm Chasers (Papillion), 2011

NEVADA
Las Vegas 51s, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Manchester), 2011

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City Surf (ind.), 2001 [M], a couple years later [R]
Lakewood Blue Claws, 2007
Newark Bears (ind.), 1998-2001, 2007, 2010 [R]
New Jersey Cardinals (Augusta), 2000 [M]
New Jersey Jackals (Montclair, ind.), 1999 [R], 1999 [M], 2009 [R]
Trenton Thunder, 1998-1999, or maybe 1999-2000 [R], 2017

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque Isotopes, 2011

NEW YORK
Auburn Doubledays, 2007 [R]
Binghamton Mets, 1997 [R], 2015 [R]
Brooklyn Cyclones, 2001, 2002-2010 [R], 2011, 2012-2016 [R]
Elmira Pioneers (col.), 2015 [R]
Hudson Valley Renegades (Wappingers Falls), 2002
New York Mets, 1969 [R], 1986-2000 [R], 2001, 2002-2004 [R], 2006-2012 [R], 2014, 2015-2016 [R]
"New York-Penn League All Star Game", 2005 [R], 2010 [R], 2014 [R]
(2010 on Staten Island, 2005 and 2014 in Brooklyn)
New York Yankees, 1994-2001, 2007 [M], cannot be bothered [R]
Oneonta Tigers, 2007 [R]
"Prospects Game" (Flushing), 2013 [R]
Queens Kings, 2000
Staten Island Yankees, 2002 [R], 2011-2012 [R], 2016 [R], 2017
Syracuse Chiefs, 2014 [R]
Syracuse SkyChiefs, 2002
Tri-City ValleyCats (Troy), 2007 [R]
World Baseball Classic Qualifying Round (Coney Island), 2016 [R]
(Brazil vs. Pakistan, Brazil vs. Great Britain, Israel vs. Great Britain)

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville Tourists, 2007
Buies Creek Astros (Lillington), 2017
Burlington Royals, 2015
Carolina Mudcats (Zebulon), 2007
Charlotte Knights, 2015
Down East Wood Ducks (Kinston), 2017
Durham Bulls, 2001[M], 2007
Greensboro Grasshoppers, 2015
Kannapolis Intimidators, 2017
Kinston Indians, 2011 [R]
Winston-Salem Dash, 2015

OHIO
Akron Aeros, 2010
Akron RubberDucks, 2015 [M]
Cincinnati Reds, 2003 [M], 2017
Cleveland Indians, 2010, 2015 [M]
Columbus Clippers, 2013
Dayton Dragons, 2013
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Niles), 2010
Lake County Captains (Eastlake), 2010
Toledo Mudhens, 1997 [M], 2003 [M], 2009 [R], 2017
(1997 at Ned Skeldon Stadium; others at Fifth Third Field)

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City Redhawks, 2004
Tulsa Drillers, 2004, 2012
(2004 at Drillers Stadium, 2012 at ONEOK Field)

OREGON
Eugene Emeralds, 2015 [R]
Hillsboro Hops, 2013 [R]
Portland Beavers, 2003 [R], 2009
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 2009 [R]
"Triple-A All-Star Game" (Portland), 2009 [R]

PENNSYLVANIA
Altoona Curve, 2008 [R]
"Eastern League All-Star Stop" (Altoona), 2014
Harrisburg Senators, 2005 [R], 2016
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Allentown), 2008 [R], 2011 [R], 2016
Philadelphia Phillies, thrice to Veterans Stadium with various in-laws [R], 2005 [R], 2009-2011 [R], 2017
Pittsburgh Pirates, 2001 [M], 2009-2010 [R]
Reading Fightin Phils, 2016
Reading Phillies, 2011 [R]
Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons (Moosic), 2002
Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees (Moosic), 2007
State College Spikes, 2008 [R], 2017
Washington Wild Things (ind.), 2007 [M]
Williamsport Crosscutters, 2008 [R], 2017

RHODE ISLAND
Pawtucket Red Sox, 2005, 2013 [R]
Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees (Pawtucket), 2012

SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston RiverDogs, 2014
Greenville Drive, 2007
Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 2014

TENNESSEE
Chattanooga Lookouts, 2007
Jackson Generals, 2012
Johnson City Cardinals, 2007
Memphis Redbirds, 2012
Nashville Sounds, 2012
Tennessee Smokies (Kodak), 2017

TEXAS
Corpus Christi Hooks, 2008
El Paso Chihuahuas, 2016
Frisco RoughRiders, 2008
Houston Astros, 2008
(As National League Central Division team)
Midland Rockhounds, 2008
Round Rock Express, 2008
San Antonio Missions, 2008
Texas Rangers (Arlington), 2008

UTAH
Ogden Raptors, 2009
Orem Owlz, 2009
Salt Lake Bees, 2009

VERMONT
Vermont Expos (Burlington), 2002
Vermont Lake Monsters (Burlington), 2007 [R]

VIRGINIA
Bristol White Sox, 2007
Norfolk Tides, 2007
Potomac Nationals (Woodbridge), 2008 [R], 2017
Richmond Braves, 2007
Richmond Flying Squirrels, 2011 [R]

WASHINGTON
Seattle Mariners, 2001 [R], 2009 [R]
Spokane Indians, 2015
Tacoma Rainiers, 2003 [R]
Tri-City Dust Devils (Pasco), 2015

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Black Bears (Morgantown), 2017
West Virginia Power (Charleston), 2017

WISCONSIN
Beloit Snappers, 2002 [M], 2008 [M], 2011 [R]
Milwaukee Brewers, 2010
Wausau Woodchucks (ind.), 2014 [M]
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Appleton), 2009

WYOMING
Casper Ghosts, 2009

CANADA
Montreal Expos, 2002
Ottawa Lynx, 2007 [R]

MEXICO
Toros de Tijuana, 2015

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