As of May 20, 2009...81 total games: 40 home team wins, 41 visiting team wins.
Ticket Stub/Date & Time Score
(Home Team Bold)
Saturday, July 16, 1983, probably 1:05 PM
Yankee Stadium, New York
(Ticket stub lost)
Yankees 3, Rangers 1 I had been to some spring training games in Florida previously, but this was my first major league experience. I remember very little about the game itself, but I remember taking the 4 train there; I remember seeing replay highlights of Dave Righetti's 7/4/1983 no-hitter on the giant screen; I remember a 2-inning Yankee old-timers' game preceding the actual game; finally, I remember my father buying me a cup of ice cream, the kind that comes with a wooden spoon.
Tuesday, July 7, 1987, probably 7:05 PM
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland
(Ticket stub lost)
Tigers 6, A's 4  

Wednesday, June 13, 1990, 12:05 PM
Mets 15, Cubs 10 (Game 1);
Mets 9, Cubs 6 (Game 2)
A doubleheader with the wind blowing out. Two singalongs with Harry Caray. No wonder I decided to go to college in the Chicago area.

Thursday, September 10, 1992, 7:05 PM
Tigers 8, White Sox 0  

Saturday, April 17, 1993, 3:05 PM
Cubs 6, Phillies 3  

Tuesday, June 1, 1993, 7:05 PM
Cubs 8, Mets 3  

Monday, April 4, 1994, 1:20 PM
Mets 12, Cubs 8 Opening Day. Tuffy. No more needs to be said.

Saturday, May 13, 1995, 1:05 PM
Blue Jays 10, Brewers 0 (10 innings) Pretty darn cold weather, although the Secret Stadium Sauce helped.

Monday, July 24, 1995, 7:05 PM
Cubs 5, Mets 3  

Monday, September 25, 1995, 7:05 PM
Cubs 7, Cardinals 0 Levi called me at 6:30 and asked if I wanted to go to this game, which started at 7:05. We made it in time for the National Anthem, due to rare good timing at the Howard Street 'L' station (i.e., we got off the Evanston train and onto a Dan Ryan-bound train which departed immediately). And then we saw the most heartbreaking of baseball events: Cubs pitcher Frank Castillo hurling a no-hitter for 8-2/3 innings. I blame Levi, who was rooting for the Cardinals throughout.

Saturday, May 11, 1996, 1:05 PM
Orioles 5, Brewers 3 Handy tip: It's always cold and miserable in Milwaukee on the second Saturday of May. None of the Brewers' runs came on homers, so I never saw Bernie Brewer make his slide (except on County Stadium's all-lightbulb replay scoreboard, which made it look like it was happening in an old sepia-toned silent movie).

Tuesday, April 8, 1997, 1:20 PM
Marlins 5, Cubs 3 The Cubs' home opener; colder than three years prior, and with no Tuffy to provide excitement, I and the rest of the group left in the sixth inning. Had I known that it would have been my last chance to sing along with Harry Caray, I might have stayed longer. I was supposed to go to another game later the same week, but it was snowed out.

Saturday, September 13, 1997, 7:05 PM
Cubs 4, Pirates 1 And for the first time, I'm officially living in a place with a major league baseball team. (All through college, I was still an official resident of Tampa...of course, if I'd stayed there, I would have been living in a place with a major league baseball team as of Opening Day 1998, assuming one can consider the Devil Rays a major league team.)

Sunday, April 12, 1998, 1:35 PM
Pirates 7, Marlins 3  

Sunday, June 21, 1998, 1:20 PM
Phillies 7, Cubs 2 An entry in the McGwire-versus-Sosa home run race: Sammy hit number 30.

Sunday, August 2, 1998, 1:35 PM
Astros 6, Pirates 2 A company outing to see what turned out to be Randy Johnson's debut with the Astros. At one point, I mentioned to a co-worker that his nickname was "The Big Unit." Someone else from the group thought I had said "The Big Eunuch."

Sunday, May 16, 1999, 5:05 PM
Devil Rays 7, Angels 4 Now I've moved to another place with a major league baseball team, but it took me a full year to see them; instead, I saw the other two reasonably close teams first.

Sunday, June 20, 1999, 1:05 PM
Padres 6, Pirates 3  

Wednesday, August 11, 1999, 7:35 PM
Indians 4, Angels 3  

Sunday, May 28, 2000, 1:10 PM
Phillies 4, Dodgers 2  

Sunday, June 11, 2000, 1:10 PM
A's 6, Dodgers 0  
Monday, 4/2/2001, 1:10 PM
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
(Ticket stub traded for doughnuts)
Dodgers 1, Brewers 0 Opening Day. It was a shutout, which in 2001, meant six free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Many of the Dodgers games this year came courtesy of two co-workers who bought partial season ticket plans.

Sunday, April 8, 2001, 5:05 PM
Giants 8, Dodgers 3  

Sunday, April 29, 2001, 1:10 PM
Dodgers 4, Phillies 1  

Sunday, May 13, 2001, 1:10 PM
Dodgers 3, Braves 1  

Saturday, May 19, 2001, 7:05 PM
Indians 4, Angels 3 (10 innings) My first Rally Monkey experience (although he was ultimately unsuccessful).

Tuesday, June 19, 2001, 7:10 PM
Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2  

Sunday, June 24, 2001, 1:10 PM
Padres 6, Dodgers 1  

Tuesday, July 3, 2001, 7:10 PM
Dodgers 4, Giants 3  

Thursday, July 26, 2001, 7:05 PM
Angels 5, Devil Rays 3  

Sunday, July 29, 2001, 5:10 PM
Rockies 3, Dodgers 2 The bobblehead doll in question (see ticket stub) was Fernando Valenzuela, who now sits on my desk at work.

Friday, August 3, 2001, 7:10 PM
Cubs 2, Dodgers 1  

Sunday, August 5, 2001, 5:10 PM
Dodgers 3, Cubs 2 (10 innings)  

Sunday, August 19, 2001, 1:10 PM
Mets 6, Dodgers 5  

Saturday, September 22, 2001, 7:05 PM
Padres 4, Giants 3 (10 innings) This game was very emotional because it was part of the weekend's worth of games celebrating Tony Gwynn's career, and, as it turned out, everything was emotional 11 days after 9/11. And it ended with a dramatic walk-off home run by Mike Darr in the bottom of the 10th. (Really, all walk-off home runs are dramatic, but this one was even more so.)

Sunday, May 5, 2002, 5:10 PM
Cubs 3, Dodgers 0 Unfortunately, by the 2002 season, both of my baseball-loving co-workers had gone on to other things, so I went to a lot fewer games in 2002 than in 2001.

Sunday, May 12, 2002, 1:05 PM
Blue Jays 11, A's 4 The first baseball game on my Amtrak Trip to End All Amtrak Trips.

Monday, May 13, 2002, 7:15 PM
Giants 7, Braves 6 (11 innings) The second baseball game on my Amtrak Trip to End All Amtrak Trips, the only one where there was a (minor) earthquake during the game, and the first time I'd seen two games in two days.

Sunday, May 19, 2002, 1:05 PM
Angels 6, White Sox 1 The third baseball game on my Amtrak Trip to End All Amtrak Trips.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 7:05 PM
Cubs 7, Pirates 4 The fourth and final baseball game on my Amtrak Trip to End All Amtrak Trips.

Sunday, June 16, 2002, 2:00 PM
Padres 5, Mariners 3 The first major league baseball game I went to by myself (Amtrak had a big fare discount to San Diego going, but I didn't think I could interest anyone else in the trip).

Sunday, August 25, 2002, 5:10 PM
Braves 7, Dodgers 5  

Wednesday, May 14, 2003, 7:05 PM
Dodgers 5, Braves 1  

Friday, July 4, 2003, 2:20 PM
Cardinals 11, Cubs 8  

Saturday, July 5, 2003, 12:15 PM
Cubs 6, Cardinals 5  

Sunday, July 20, 2003, 2:00 PM
Padres 3, Diamondbacks 2 Return from injury for "The Big Eunuch," now pitching for Arizona; in fact, the family in front of me in the ticket line was redeeming some kids' club ticket vouchers because they wanted to see Randy pitch, or so they said to the Padres staffer behind the window.

Saturday, August 9, 2003, 7:10 PM
Dodgers 6, Cubs 1  

Sunday, September 21, 2003, 1:10 PM
Dodgers 7, Giants 5  

Tuesday, May 11, 2004, 7:15 PM
Rangers 5, Devil Rays 4 My first game in a dome, and the worst-attended game to date (official attendance 10,389, probably less than 7,000 actual bodies in the seats).

Wednesday, May 12, 2004, 7:10 PM
Dodgers 4, Cubs 0 Another first for me: two games on consecutive days, several thousand miles apart.

Sunday, May 16, 2004, 1:05 PM
Cubs 4, Padres 2 The Cubs were reduced to using a reliever as their starting pitcher and Sammy Sosa was out due to back spasms; meanwhile, Petco Park still had that new-stadium smell, not to mention some of the same near-the-water-on-a-cloudy-day temperature drop that affects Wrigley Field.

Thursday, July 8, 2004, 7:05 PM
Yankees 7, Devil Rays 1 I'd like to say this brought back a lot of memories of the 1983 game, but it didn't. Maybe because I took the D train instead of the 4, and maybe because they don't seem to sell ice cream in cups anymore (just in a mini-Yankees helmet).

Sunday, August 22, 2004, 1:05 PM
Cardinals 11, Pirates 4 First major-league stop on the Baseball-Related Program Activities 2004 trip. A typical game for the 2004 Cardinals, in which they score a lot of runs.

Monday, August 23, 2004, 7:05 PM
Tigers 7, White Sox 0 Detroit pitcher Jeremy Bonderman pitches a complete game and strikes out 14; the best performance by a Tigers hurler in 32 years.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004, 7:05 PM
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 Plenty of Red Sox fans in attendance to see backup catcher Doug Mirabelli hit a 3-run homer. The Skydome roof was open.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004, 7:05 PM
Expos 6, Dodgers 3 Frank Robinson's 900th career win as a manager; featuring Tony Batista sprinting to first base soon after getting hit in the helmet by a pitch.

Thursday, August 26, 2004, 7:05 PM
Red Sox 4, Tigers 1 An exciting night at Fenway, in the middle of a Sox winning streak.

Friday, August 27, 2004, 7:05 PM
Phillies 6, Brewers 1 The Phillies only needed a 6-run 5th inning to win the game.

Saturday, August 28, 2004, 1:20 PM
Cardinals 6, Pirates 4 More offensive fireworks by the Cardinals, although the Pirates did their best to counter.

Sunday, August 29, 2004, 1:05 PM
Indians 9, White Sox 0 The shortest game in the 10-year history of Jacobs Field (1 hour, 56 minutes); the second complete-game shutout of the White Sox on the Baseball-Related Program Activities 2004 trip (this one by Scott Elarton), and included a bizarre double play in which two Indians slid into second base almost simultaneously, from different directions, but both were tagged out by White Sox shortstop Jose Valentin.

Monday, August 30, 2004, 1:05 PM
White Sox 9, Phillies 8 A fairly sloppily-played game. Joe Borchard hit a home run measured at 504 feet, said to be the longest in the 14-year history of New Comiskey Park/U.S. Cellular Field, but it didn't look that long to us. At least the White Sox finally managed to score some runs.

Monday, August 30, 2004, 7:05 PM
Pirates 5, Brewers 1 For the first time, I saw two games in two cities in one day. Bernie Brewer slid down his slide just before the start of the game, but that shouldn't count; I've still never seen the Brewers hit a home run at home. The Miller Park roof was open.

Thursday, September 16, 2004, 7:10 PM
Padres 3, Dodgers 0 Not much from the Dodgers.

Sunday, September 19, 2004, 1:05 PM
Rangers 1, Angels 0 Not much from the Angels, either. My 15th different baseball stadium of the year, and it ends as it began, with the visiting Rangers beating the home team.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 7:10 PM
Dodgers 5, Rockies 4 But wait, the season's not over yet! With the score 4-0 in the bottom of the 9th, the Dodgers score 5 runs to win (on four consecutive walks and two hits). One of the most dramatic games I've been to. The result is overshadowed, though, by Milton Bradley angrily throwing a water bottle back into the stands and getting ejected (and later suspended).

Sunday, October 10, 2004, 5:10 PM
Cardinals 6, Dodgers 2 But wait again! My first postseason baseball game is Game 4 of the National League Division Series, with the Cardinals up 2 games to 1. As in the previous game, the Dodgers go into the bottom of the 9th down by 4 runs, but the Cardinals prevail and go on to the National League Championship Series.

Monday, May 2, 2005, 7:10 PM
Nationals 6, Dodgers 2 The Dodgers' first game against the "new" Nationals; same score as the last game I went to! The Dodgers go into the bottom of the 9th down by 5 runs, and a home run by Milton Bradley fails to spark a dramatic rally.

Saturday, May 14, 2005, 7:10 PM
Braves 5, Dodgers 1 Eric Gagne returns from the disabled list, makes a rare appearance with the Dodgers behind in the top of the 9th, and immediately gives up two home runs.

Saturday, August 6, 2005, 7:05 PM
Devil Rays 6, Angels 4 I've now seen the Devil Rays win twice in six years, which is about as much as one can reasonably expect.

Saturday, September 17, 2005, 1:10 PM
Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5 My 16th different major league stadium. The Diamondbacks come back from a 5-1 deficit, thanks in large part to Tony Clark homering from both sides of the plate (left-handed for three runs, right-handed for a solo shot).

Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7:10 PM
Cubs 5, Dodgers 4 Former Devil Ray Danys Baez gives up 3 runs in the eighth inning.

Thursday, May 11, 2006, 12:10 PM
Astros 4, Dodgers 2 The Dodgers have the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, but Kenny Lofton flies out to end the game.

Sunday, July 29, 2007, 1:10 PM
Mets 5, Nationals 0 (4-1/2 innings) Called on account of rain.

Thursday, September 13, 2007, 7:10 PM
Dodgers 6, Padres 3 Sat in the all-you-can-eat section and had three Dodger Dogs, two Cokes, and one order of nachos.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 7:40 PM
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4  

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:05 PM
Tigers 6, Angels 2  

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7:05 PM
Astros 9, Cubs 7 (11 innings) 4 hours and 20 minutes, and seemed even longer than that.
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 12:40 PM Dodgers 8, Giants 0 Dodgers starting pitcher Eric Stults goes the distance.
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 6:10 PM Angels 1, Royals 0 Angels starting pitcher Joe Saunders and Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke both go the distance -- oh, and it was my second game of the day.
Monday, May 18, 2009, 7:10 PM Dodgers 3, Mets 2 (11 innings) The Mets' Ryan Church fails to touch third base on a go-ahead run in the top of the 11th and is called out instead. Dodgers win on a throwing error in the bottom of that inning, the Mets' 5th error in the game.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 7:10 PM Dodgers 2, Mets 1 Monday night's starting pitcher Randy Wolf pinch-hits in the 5th inning, but grounds out.

Team records in games I've attended
National League East National League Central National League West
Atlanta Braves 2-3 Chicago Cubs 11-10 Arizona Diamondbacks 2-2
Florida Marlins 1-1 Cincinnati Reds 0-0 Colorado Rockies 1-2
Washington Nationals (Montreal Expos) 2-1 Houston Astros 3-0 Los Angeles Dodgers 15-16
New York Mets 5-4 Milwaukee Brewers 0-5 San Diego Padres 6-2
Philadelphia Phillies 3-3 Pittsburgh Pirates 2-6 San Francisco Giants 2-4
  St. Louis Cardinals 4-2  
American League East American League Central American League West
Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Chicago White Sox 1-4 Los Angeles Angels 2-6
Boston Red Sox 2-0 Cleveland Indians 3-0 Oakland A's 1-2
New York Yankees 2-0 Detroit Tigers 4-1 Seattle Mariners 0-1
Tampa Bay Rays 2-3 Kansas City Royals 0-1 Texas Rangers 2-1
Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Minnesota Twins 0-0  

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