July 15, 2014Hosting Ballpark: Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins
Target Field is built using large amounts of Kasota limestone, a stone native to southern Minnesota, in a nod to the ballpark’s home state.
In true Twin Cities fashion, Prince is often played during many major moments in Minnesota Twins home games.DETAILS
Est. 1998Home Ballpark: Chase Field
Fans catch occasional “splash” home runs from an in-ground swimming pool just beyond the outfield fence.
The song “D-Backs Swing” by locals Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers is commonly played after team victories.DETAILS
Est. 1901Home Ballpark: Fenway Park
Unique traditions for Red Sox fans visiting Fenway Park include signing Pesky’s Pole in right field and touching the left-field wall, informally dubbed the “Green Monster.”
Red Sox fans regularly belt out Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” during the middle of the eighth inning, as well as the 1900s anthem “Tessie” following home games.DETAILS
Est. 1876Home Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Die-hard Cubs fans often carry a white “W” flag—symbolizing a team “win”—to hoist into the air during games.
The victory chant “Go Cubs Go” was written in 1984 by Chicago native Steve Goodman but came back into prominence in 2007 when the Cubs won the National League Central Division.DETAILS
Est. 1894Home Ballpark: Comerica Park
The Detroit Tigers allegedly received their name from a 19th century military unit called the Detroit Light Guard—informally known as “the Tigers.”
The classic cheer “Go Get ‘Em Tigers!” was adopted by fans after the team clinched the American League Championship Series in 1968.DETAILS
Est. 1961 Home Ballpark: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
The “Rally Monkey,” an unofficial mascot of the Angels, appears on the scoreboard after the seventh inning if the team is losing.
The Foundations’ 1960s pop classic “Build Me Up, Buttercup” is often played during the seventh-inning stretch.DETAILS
Est. 1884Home Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium is the largest ballpark in the country by seating capacity, seating approximately 56,000 fans. It also sells more hot dogs than any other American ballpark.
The Dodgers regularly play the song “I Love L.A.” by Randy Newman after victories.DETAILS
Est. 1969Home Ballpark: Miller Park
After acquiring the Seattle Pilots, owners of the franchise renamed the team after a popular last name in the area and to pay tribute to the area’s renowned brewing industry.
The Brewers follow “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at every home game with a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Beer Barrel Polka.”DETAILS
Est. 1962Home Ballpark: Citi Field
A Home Run Apple rises beyond the centerfield fence when a Mets player hits a home run at home games, signifying New York City’s “Big Apple” nickname.
The 1961 song “Meet the Mets” is still played at the Mets ballpark to this day.DETAILS
Est. 1901Home Ballpark: Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series championships, more than any other MLB franchise.
The Frank Sinatra standard “New York, New York”—a favorite of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner—is played after games at the Bronx-based stadium.DETAILS
Est. 1883Home Ballpark: Citizens Bank Park
A neon Liberty Bell suspended 100 feet above street level swings and rings after Phillies home runs.
Famed Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas made Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes” his personal anthem. A video of Kalas singing the tune now plays after every Phillies win at home.DETAILS
Est. 1883Home Ballpark: AT&T Park
The ballpark’s famous feature is its right-field wall, which backs up into the San Francisco Bay so seafaring fans can score home run balls.
In 2000, the team began playing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” after relocating to a new ballpark.DETAILS
Est. 1882Home Ballpark: Busch Stadium
The Cardinals’ Opening Day tradition historically includes a procession of Budweiser Clydesdale horses into the stadium along with a parade of Hall of Fame players.
“Here Comes the King,” a favorite tune of celebrating Cards fans, is actually a commercial jingle from the popular beer company.DETAILS
Est. 1869Home Ballpark: Great American Ball Park
The Reds are the first professional franchise in the history of Major League Baseball, with Opening Day traditions that have existed for nearly a century.
The fight song “Hooray for the Cincinnati Reds,” was written in 1997 by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Steven Reineke and Erich Kunziel, both die-hards Reds fans looking to boost midseason morale.DETAILS
Est. 1901Home Ballpark: Target Field
The letters “T” and “S” on an original Twins “Minnie and Paul” logo in center field flashes on and off during home games, bearing the words “Twins Win” after victories and exciting plays.
The “We’re Gonna Win Twins” fight song was first introduced by a local jingle writer in 1961 and has since been played as the team’s entrance song during home games.DETAILS
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