LMT Stop #48: Albany, NY

Excellent Adventure Day # 91

100 Parks

The Albany-Colonie Yankees in 1991

Our mini family reunion tour ended after our three days in New England and as we reached ballpark #100 of “Bill & Sue’s Excellent Adventure” on a lovely summer evening in the suburbs of Albany, New York, it felt like we had turned another corner on the trip.

The Albany-Colonie Yankees lasted just three more years after we saw them but although the Capital District did not have a long run as the Double-A home of their downstate major league affiliate, the A-C Yankees did have a very successful run. In nine seasons they won their division pennant four times and three league championships including one in the year we saw them.

The Trip

The Video

Heritage Park – Colonie, NY 7/8/91

Some Links

Here’s a great story from ESPN.com about the fascinating history of the Troy Haymakers.

The Haymakers don’t play in Troy anymore but the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League do.

And here’s the link to the Atlas Obscura profile of the Shaker Village that I mentioned in the video.

On Deck

The Low Mileage Tour is leaving the country tomorrow, it’s on to the Major League All Star game in Toronto, where we were 29 years ago Thursday.

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