GAME TIME

MLB Parks You Shouldn't Miss

Four modern classics and three old timers—if you're in town, it's a shame to miss one of these baseball gems.

Families get cheap seats by buying tickets for the outfield area known as the Rockpile—seats are $1 for fans 12 and under, and 55 and older; $4 for everyone else. Close to I-25, there's easy access via car. You can also take the RockiesRide round-trip bus service or the convenient light-rail system to Coors Field.

Unforgettable: In 2007, after winning 13 out of their last 14 games to finish the regular season tied with San Diego for the wild card, the Rockies hosted a one-game do-or-die tiebreaker. After the Padres scored twice in the top of the 13th inning, Colorado's Matt Holliday tied the game with a triple and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly—the team went on to win its first-ever National League pennant.

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THE OLD-TIMERS:

1. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. (opened 1923): It's easy to forget that Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle all played in this stadium, which closes its gates forever this year. For the sheer love of history—for an opportunity to sit one last time in the park in which these immortals once played—Yankee Stadium is simply a must-see if you're in town this year.

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2. Fenway Park, Boston, Mass. (opened 1912): It won't last forever. Completed in 1912, ancient Fenway—the oldest Major League park still in use—is approaching its centennial anniversary. This small, charming relic of baseball's yesteryear will eventually grow too old for this young man's sport and drift off into the past. Before it does, you should grab a few tickets in the left field seats above the iconic Green Monster, stuff down a few hot dogs, and scream yourself hoarse.

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3. Wrigley Field, Chicago, Ill. (opened 1914): Major League Baseball's second oldest park (Fenway's older, see above), this classic stadium opened in 1914 with a seating capacity of...14,000. For the legendary dedication of its oft-disappointed fans, for the outfield walls covered with ivy, and for its almost premodern loyalty to day games (they didn't add lights for night games until 1988!) Chicago's Wrigley Field is an essential stadium experience. You might want to go this year; as we go to publish, the Cubs, who haven't won a World Series in a century, are in first place in the National League Central division.

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