People traveling the Great River Road during the summer, may hear the crack of a bat, catch a smell of salted peanuts or see the lights of a stadium electrify the air. It’s baseball season in America and the most American of rivers will take you there. Travel on the Great River Road and you’ll happen upon scores of local parks.
Grab a seat, take in the atmosphere and chat with some locals – they make the perfect rest stop. If you have a little more time, catch a game in one of the minor-league or major-league parks on the road.
Here’s a listing of some of the teams located on the road:
Saint Paul Saints (Not affiliated with MLB)
Quad Cities River Bandits (Not affiliated with MLB)
(Sauget, Illinois) Gateway Grizzlies (Not affiliated with MLB)
St. Louis Cardinals
Memphis Redbirds (AAA, St. Louis Cardinals)
New Orleans Zephers (AAA, Miami Marlins)
There’s perhaps nothing more American than the Mississippi River and baseball – just make sure to grab a hot dog and a slice of apple pie!