LMT Stop #51: London, ON

Excellent Adventure Day # 95

Since 1877

Someday, I’m going to go back to London, Ontario. I’ve had occasion, both baseball-related and not, to spend a lot of time in various cities across Canada and almost always enjoyed them. I enjoyed London too, but I wish we had a lot longer than the 12 hours or so that we spent in this historical city with an especially historic ballpark.

Labatt Park has a long past…a very long past, but I’ll let the video tell the story.

The Trip

The Video

Some Links

I mentioned some places I’d check out if you would like to know more about the most historic park you may have never heard of.

Start with the Wikipedia entry, it is well researched and extraordinarily well done.

Apparently a documentary was produced about the park and I’d love to see it but couldn’t find it. There is this trailer, though, on YouTube.

Here’s the Guinness Book entry if you’re interested.

On Deck

It’s back to the USA tomorrow and on to Max Klinger’s favorite team, the Toledo Mud Hens playing in their old ballpark, Ned Skeldon Stadium.

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