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Baseball lovers dream: East Coast Baseball Tour

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 09:30 AM

May 10, 2011 - Looking for a baseball tour to please the pickiest baseball fan you know? Look no further. This You'll see views like this one of Citizens Bank Park when you join one of our baseball road trips!tour is a baseball aficionado’s dream tour – six stadiums and the Hall of Fame in one trip. The longest of our 2011 MLB road trips begins in Philadelphia where we'll see the Phillies host the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Then it's off to Baltimore to see the Rays and Orioles at the first of the retro ballparks, Camden Yards.

We'll take a stadium tour of Orioles Park and visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum before heading to Washington D.C. There our guests will have the rest of the day and all of Monday to explore our nation's capitol. We'll then catch the Cardinals at Nationals Park with a view of the Capitol building in the distance.On the field at Camden Yards on one of our premier sports travel packages!

We'll then part for New York City, where we'll spend three nights, catch games at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, make a day run up to Cooperstown, and take in some sights in the Big Apple. We're staying right in the heart of Manhattan so our travelers will get to enjoy every minute of being in the city.

Our final day will consist of a trip to Boston to see the Brewers play at historic Fenway Park. This is a tour that you don’t want to miss! You can learn more about this and all of our 2011 baseball road trips by visiting us at BigLeagueTours.com.

Saturday, June 11 - Cubs @ Phillies, 4:10 PMTaken from Monument Park while on a baseball stadium tour of Yankee Stadium
Sunday, June 12 - Rays @ Orioles, 1:35 PM
Monday, June 13 - Free Day in DC
Tuesday, June 14 - Cardinals @ Nationals, 7:05 PM
Wednesday, June 15 - Rangers @ Yankees, 7:05 PM
Thursday, June 16 - Cooperstown, All Day
Friday, June 17 - Angels @ Mets, 7:10 PM
Saturday, June 18 - Brewers @ Red Sox, 1:10 PM

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, Orioles, Baltimore, big league tours, Yankees, Yankee Stadium, Nationals Park, hall of fame, Baseball, Mets, Oriole Park

Cubs at Fenway Tour Kicks Off in Ten Days

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

May 10, 2011 - Here’s a home stand that doesn’t happen often. In fact, these two teams haven’t played in Boston since the 1918 World Series, back when Babe Ruth was still pitching for the Red Sox! Night game at Fenway ParkThis should prove to be a great matchup of two storied MLB franchises in the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues.

Travelers on this long-weekend baseball vacation package will join us in Boston as we take in two games at Fenway Park, sitting in great lower-level seats. We’ll stay in the heart of Boston allowing our guests to explore this historic city along the Freedom Trail, at one of the museums, or any of the historic sites and buildings that Bean Town has to offer.

We’ll also have a reception and a Big League Experience, a meet and greet with Bill "Spaceman" Lee, getting our guests closer to the game that they love. Also included in the package is a baseball stadium tour of Fenway Park.

Friday, May 20        Cubs @ Red Sox, 7:10PM
Saturday, May 21    Tour of Fenway Park
                             Big League Player Experience w/ Bill "Spaceman" Lee
                             Cubs @ Red Sox, 7:10PM

We'll have photos and testimonials coming up!!

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, baseball stadiums, Fenway Park, Baseball

The Spaceman Joins BLT At Fenway Park

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 06:15 AM

March 23, 2011 - Big League Tours is pleased to announce that guests on our Cubs and Red Sox at Fenway tour will have the opportunity to meet Red Sox Hall of Famer, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, as part of our exclusive Big League Player Experience. Fans will enjoy talking with Bill and hearing some of the great stories from his MLB playing days. And, the Spaceman always has a few other philosophical gems to impart like this one:

“I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens, it won’t matter if I get this guy out.”  -Bill Lee

Big League Tours is also offering each guest a $50 gift certificate to the Yawkey Way Store gift shop as part of this premier sports travel package. Don't forget, too, that every guest will get lower level seats for each game at Fenway as part of the package. 

There are spots left on the Cubs and Red Sox at Fenway tour. So, let us know soon if you would like to join us in Boston. Please note that we will not accept bookings for this escorted tour after April 19, 2011.


 

Tags: Red Sox, Yawkey Way, Fenway Park, big league tours, Cubs

2010 Baseball Trip Feature - East Coast 2

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 07:00 PM

December 17, 2009 - We'll begin one of our most popular tour vacations at our hotel in Midtown Manhattan. We'll head Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New Yorkout to tour Yankee Stadium early afternoon and then head back that evening to see the Yankees play the Astros. Saturday we'll trek up to Cooperstown for the day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We'll grab dinner in Cooperstown and then head to Boston. Sunday, we'll take in the Phillies and Red Sox and, if the schedule allows, we'll take a stadium tour of Fenway Park.

The hotel is provided Sunday night after the Red Sox game as part of the package. You also have the option of coming into New York City early or staying later in Boston so let us customize your sports travel packages for you.

This baseball vacation package promises to be a great time. For more details on this baseball tour and our other MLB Tours, visit BigLeagueTours.com.

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, Phillies, baseball tours, Fenway Park, big league tours, MLB tours, Yankees, Yankee Stadium, hall of fame, Cooperstown

East Coast 1 Tour - Part Seven

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 03:30 PM

May 9, 2009, Boston - There's no better way to wrap up a baseball spring trip than with an Big Papi at bat, Dustin Pedroia on firstafternoon game at Fenway Park. So that's exactly what we did on the end of our East Coast 1 sports package. The Rays were in town to take on the Red Sox. Two left handers were throwing - Lester for the Sox, Kazmir for the Rays.

Here's a view from our seats. Not bad, huh? The Rays on deck circle was just a few feet away from us. When the game got out of reach for the Red Sox (they ultimately lost 14-5), the fans turned their attention to heckling the Rays as they prepared to hit. That proved to be pretty entertaining with a few of the Rays playing right along with them. I imagine that it's easier to take that sort of thing when you are pounding the other team...

Click here to see a complete game wrapup.

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, Rays, Fenway Park

East Coast 1 Tour - Part Six

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 03:15 PM

May 9, 2009, Boston - One of the most loved features of our MLB Road Trips are the inclusion of our Big League Player Experiences. This is where we bring in current or former big league players to hear their stories, ask them questions, take pictures with them, and get autographs.

If you've read any of my blogs from the past, you've probably gathered that I spent a little time behind the plate as a catcher. So it was a thrill for me to get to meet Rich Gedman, former catcher for the Boston Red Sox. Rich told our group about breaking into the bigs with great players on the Sox team like Carl Yastrzemski, catching for great pitchers like Roger Clemens, and what it was like playing at Fenway Park. Here we are after the group session on Yawkey Way just outside the ballpark.

If you've thought about giving baseball trips as a gift for someone, consider elements like our Big League Player Experience which turn the gifts for baseball fans into premier sports travel packages they are sure to enjoy!

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, Yawkey Way, sports travel and tours, baseball trips, Fenway Park

Outfielder Dave Henderson Appears with Big League Tours in Seattle

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 01:00 PM

March 27, 2009 - Big League Tours is headed to Seattle in August to see the Yankees take on Dave Henderson to appear on our baseball travel tours in SeattleJunior, Ichiro and rest of the Seattle Mariners. While it's always fun to visit Seattle or take in a series wherever the Yankees are playing (love 'em or hate 'em), one of the highlights of this MLB tour is that we're being joined by Dave Henderson, former outfielder for the Mariners, Red Sox, Giants and A's.

Here's a clip of his biography from baseballlibrary.com:

The Red Sox acquired Henderson during the 1986 pennant drive. He hit a two-out, two-run homer for Boston in the top of the ninth inning of Game Five of the 1986 LCS with the California Angels one strike away from their first World Series appearance. The game was won on Henderson's sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and also featured a home run by Bobby Grich that popped out of Henderson's glove and over the outfield wall.

Traded to the Giants on September 1, 1987 to make room for rookie Ellis Burks, Henderson helped the Giants to a division title and then signed as a free agent with Oakland that winter. The centerfielder posted career-high totals of 24 homers, 38 doubles, 100 runs, 94 RBI, and a .304 batting average, (51 points above his previous career average) for the AL champion 1988 A's. In the 1989 WS, he hit home runs in consecutive innings in Game Three after just missing one in the first inning (a double off the railing).

Henderson was the Mariners' first pick in the 1977 free-agent draft. At the time of his trade to Boston, Henderson was Seattle's career leader in home runs and was tied for the team lead in extra-base hits. He is the nephew of Joe Henderson, a pitcher with the White Sox and Reds in the 1970s.

Join us on this Seattle Tour for what promises to be one of our great baseball vacation packages for the year. You can learn more about this and our other MLB Tours by visiting our website, bigleaguetours.com.

Tags: Mariners, Red Sox, Seattle, big league tours, Yankees

Pitching Ace John Tudor to Join Big League Tours in Boston

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

March 11, 2009 - Our East Coast 2 Tour, which runs over the first weekend in June of 2009, begins in New York City for a Friday night Yankees game at New Yankee Stadium. (I can't wait to get back to Manhattan or to get out to the new stadium.) We'll catch the new division rivals Rays taking on the Yankees.

The next day we'll travel by a luxury motorcoach to Boston for a private tour John Tudor joins the baseball vacation packages offered by Big League Toursof Fenway Park, an afternoon to hang out on Yawkey Way, and then take in the Red Sox game. Who else is in town but Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers. I can't help but wonder if some of his home run blasts in the All Star Game last year would have cleared the red seat in right field at Fenway? Maybe we'll get to see him do it in person?!

Joining us on this MLB tour is pitching ace, John Tudor, who was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and began his career in Boston. His most notable season was in 1985 when he started 1-7 and then went on a tear of 20-1 to finish the season. John also recorded 10 complete game shutouts that season, a record that hadn't been touched since 1975 when Jim Palmer reached the same peak. 

Tudor was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 when they won the World Series against the Oakland Athletics. He finished his career with a 117-72 record, 988 strikeouts and a 3.12 ERA.

Check out our website for more details about this and other exciting  small group tours offered by Big League Tours.

Tags: Red Sox, Dodgers, Rays, Rangers, Fenway Park, big league tours, Yankee Stadium

MLB Players Added to Sports Packages

Posted by Big League Tours on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:15 AM

February 18, 2009 - Each year, Big League Tours offers sports packages to baseball stadiums all across the Major Leagues. While we offer top of the line accommodations, lower-level tickets to the games, baseball stadium tours, and transportation, the highlight of the tours are always when we meet with current or former Major League players.

The Big League Player Appearances are shaping up nicely for the 2009 season. Here are the players that we have confirmed for our group travel tours:
  • East Coast 1 - Rich Gedman, former Red Sox catcher, will be joining us in Boston
  • East Coast 2 - John Tudor, former Red Sox pitcher, will be joining us in Boston
  • Big Apple - Art Shamsky, former Mets outfielder and member of the 1969 Miracle Mets team, will be joining us in New York City
  • Seattle - Dave Henderson, former Mariners outfielder, will be joining us in Seattle.
I'll be posting some information about each of these players and any updates that we will have including the players who will be joining us on our family tours in Atlanta and Chicago.

Tags: stadium tours, Red Sox, Boston, New York, baseball stadiums, big league tours, Mets

Rice and Henderson Are Moving Into the Hall of Fame

Posted by Big League Tours on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 07:30 AM

January 16, 2009 - Two of baseball's greatest players are moving to Cooperstown this year. Jim Rice, a lifelong member of the Boston Red Sox, and Ricky Henderson, a lifelong member in U-Haul's frequent mover program, were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

See the Hall with sports packages from Big League Tours!If you haven't ventured to Cooperstown before, it's something that every baseball fan should do at least once in their life. It's great to take family tours through the Hall, sharing memories of players, games and baseball stadiums from the perspective of multiple generations of Major League Baseball fans.

This summer, we're offering a group travel tours package that includes a game at Fenway Park, a game at the new Yankee Stadium, and a full day to explore the Hall of Fame. You can see the details of this trip and all of our Sports Tours on our website.

Join us if you can!

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, sports travel and tours, New York, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, hall of fame, Cooperstown