With the Baltimore Orioles holding down “The Yard” in Baltimore and six iconic minor league parks across the state, Maryland is the perfect spot for a baseball road trip. Follow this guide to “touch ‘em all.”
1 Baltimore Orioles: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
When Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in 1992, it changed the landscape of baseball forever; and decades later, it remains the best place on Earth to enjoy the greatest game on the planet. Catch just one game at “The Yard” and you’ll understand why.
2 Aberdeen Ironbirds: Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen
Just off 95 near the top of the Chesapeake Bay, Ripken Stadium is the Taj Mahal of minor league baseball. Home to the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Baltimore Orioles’ Short-Season, Single-A Class-A New York-Penn League affiliate, this gem of a park is Iron Man (and Aberdeen native) Cal Ripken Jr.’s love letter to America’s pastime.
3 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf
Settling sweetly into the Southern Maryland countryside, Regency Furniture Stadium borrows design cues from the historic tobacco barns that dot the nearby countryside; and the hand-operated score board gives this new park serious old-time charm.
4 Delmarva Shorebirds: Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Salisbury
Looking for the perfect way to beat beach traffic to Ocean City? Catch a Shorebirds game. Located right off of Route 50 and just a Chris Davis home run away from the beach, Perdue’s classic, three level brick concourse combines the essence of those glorious, golden-age minor league parks with all of the modern amenities.
5 Hagerstown Suns: Municipal Stadium, Hagerstown
There aren’t many places left that have seen as much baseball history as Hagerstown’s Municipal Stadium. Built in 1930, this cozy, iconic park has often been the backdrop for movies set in baseball’s golden age.
6 Frederick Keys: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick
Built into a lush, green hillside, Frederick’s Harry Grove Stadium has the feeling of a miniature Chavez Ravine. Home to the Orioles’ Advanced Single-A Carolina League team, Keys games are a great opportunity to catch future big-leaguers on the rise. The open concourse at Harry Grove with its impeccable sightlines mean you’ll never miss a play.
7 Bowie Baysox: Prince George's Stadium, Bowie
Home of the Orioles Double-A Eastern League affiliate, and just 25 miles from Camden Yards as the Oriole Bird flies, Bowie is THE place to catch the hottest young Orioles stars before they hit the bigs. The lighthouse by the bullpen is a standout landmark in this homey park. Face painters, a bounce-house, carousel, and inexpensive general admission seats with ideal sightlines make this a great baseball getaway on a budget.