As a follow up to my first post on the Staten Island Yankees-Vermont Lake Monsters, I had quite a few photos that didn’t make it into the first review. For the sake of brevity, I generally don’t like my blogs to be over 1,000 words and that first one was 995! This installment will focus primarily on more photos, with a few things about the SI Yankees and Richmond County Ball Park that I didn’t cover.
More stadium photos
The entrance to the ballpark is pretty cool. It features sails and is inspired by the Staten Island Ferry and the St. George Ferry Terminal. The Staten Island Ferry is less than a 5 minute walk to the ballpark!
Behind the stadium on the left field side you can find the Postcard sculpture, which honors 274 Staten Island residents killed in the 9/11 attack in 2001, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
It was a gorgeous day for baseball!
I even ordered off the menu during game 2. No waiting in line for me!
Professional Baseball Scouts Wall of Fame
On the first base side of the stands, the team honors seven great baseball scouts. Members of the Scout Wall of Fame include Cesar Presbott, John Hagemann, Billy Blitzer, Gil Bassetti, Ralph Dilullo, Roland Hemond, and Herb Stein.
As I mentioned before, the Pinstripe Patrol kept us all entertained throughout both games. Other games they played during the evening included the dizzy bat race, the super soaked shirts contest (fans raced to put on six soaked t-shirts), danced on the dugout to “September”, and held a ballet dance off!
All this time, two great games were being played on the field. Here are a few more game photos.
And the last out in game 2:
The crowd had thinned by the 15th inning of game 2, but they were great fans! We all had a fun time!