Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks

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Bob Wood attends a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday, May 4, 2008. This stadium was not a part of his original 1985 tour.

Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks: And All the Wieners In Between is a 1988 bestselling book by author Bob Wood. In 1985, the then-28-year-old Wood was a high-school history teacher in Seattle, Washington when he took a trip to all 26 Major League Baseball stadiums in one summer. Wood decided to assign a letter grade in each of eight categories and rank the stadiums from best to worst. Dodger Stadium and Royals Stadium tied for first while the Astrodome and Exhibition Stadium would finish as the two worst. To save money he would often sleep at Kampgrounds of America or Motel 6. Wood additionally sold his Pinto and bought a 1985 Toyota Tercel for its good fuel mileage and reliability. The book was published in 1988 by McGraw-Hill and instantly became a favorite amongst baseball fans. Even many non-baseball fans enjoyed the road trip odyssey for its human interest stories. A story by James Crabtree about the 20th anniversary of Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks was published Baseball Musings on June 30, 2008.[1]

Trip schedule[edit]

The following is the schedule and box scores from each game of Wood's trip. The August 1, 1985 game in Yankee Stadium appears to be an error. Wood in the book claims to have attended a game between the Yankees and White Sox on that date in Yankee Stadium. However, New York was actually in Cleveland that day. The Yankees did play the White Sox in Yankee Stadium on August 2.

1. Sunday, June 16, 1985 Kingdome - Seattle, WA[2]

2. Wednesday, June 19, 1985 Candlestick Park - San Francisco, CA [3]

3. Friday, June 21, 1985 Oakland Coliseum - Oakland, CA [4]

4. Sunday, June 23, 1985 Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA [5]

5. Monday, June 24, 1985 Anaheim Stadium - Anaheim, CA [6]

6. Wednesday/Thursday June 26/27, 1985 Jack Murphy Stadium - San Diego, CA [7] [8]

7. Tuesday/Wednesday July 2/3, 1985 Arlington Stadium - Arlington, TX [9] [10]

8. Thursday, July 4, 1985 Astrodome - Houston, TX [11]

9. Saturday, July 6, 1985 Royals Stadium - Kansas City, MO [12]

10. Sunday, July 7, 1985 Busch Memorial Stadium - St. Louis, MO [13]

11. Tuesday/Wednesday July 9/10, 1985 Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL [14] [15]

12. Tuesday, July 16, 1985 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN [16]

13. Thursday, July 18, 1985 County Stadium - Milwaukee, WI [17]

14. Friday, July 19, 1985 Comiskey Park - Chicago, IL [18]

15. Saturday, July 20, 1985 Riverfront Stadium - Cincinnati, OH [19]

16. Sunday, July 21, 1985 Tiger Stadium - Detroit, MI [20]

17. Tuesday, July 23, 1985 Exhibition Stadium - Toronto, Ontario, Canada [21]

18. Wednesday, July 24, 1985 Olympic Stadium - Montreal, Quebec, Canada [22]

19. Friday/Saturday July 26/27, 1985 Fenway Park - Boston, MA [23] [24]

20. Sunday, July 28, 1985 Veterans Stadium - Philadelphia, PA [25]

21. Monday/Tuesday July 29/30, 1985 Memorial Stadium - Baltimore, MD [26] [27]

22. Wednesday, July 31, 1985 Shea Stadium - New York, NY [28]

23. Thursday, August 1, 1985 Yankee Stadium - New York, NY [29]

24. Saturday, August 3, 1985 Three Rivers Stadium - Pittsburgh, PA [30]

25. Sunday, August 4, 1985 Municipal Stadium - Cleveland, OH [31]

26. Monday, August 5, 1985 Fulton County Stadium - Atlanta, GA [32]

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