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Baseball in New York

Experience the past, present, and future of America's pastime.

Baseball fever is in full swing and there's no better place to experience it than New York! Whether you're looking to explore the history of the game, watch today's best players or see the stars of tomorrow, no other state has more to offer baseball fans than New York. At the top of the list is a visit to the Bronx or Queens to watch the Yankees and Mets as they race toward a possible face off in the World Series this October! Dive deeper into baseball history in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and celebrate the legendary No. 42 in Manhattan at the Jackie Robinson Museum. And with minor league teams all across the state, you can see the stars of tomorrow up close!

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Major League Fun in NYC

Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Spend a day at the home of the Bronx Bombers!

The world-famous New York Yankees, with 27 World Series championships, more than any other MLB team, have showcased many of the game's greatest players, from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. At Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, you’ll find one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports, as well as first-rate concessions and historic Monument Park, featuring plaques devoted to the Yankees' best-known stars.

Pre and post-game: The Stadium is just a 25-minute subway or taxi ride away from Midtown Manhattan! For the full Yankees experience, take the 4, B, or D subway trains to 161 St-Yankee Stadium and hit up Stan’s Sports Bar with other fans before the game. While in the Bronx, be sure to visit the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, and Arthur Avenue for authentic Italian cuisine. Read More: 48 Hours in the Bronx.

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For an Amazin' time, head to Queens and catch a Mets game!

The New York Mets, are geared up for another run at the pennant this season, with some of the biggest names in the game giving new meaning to their fans' rally cry of "Ya gotta believe!" The Mets' home of Citi Field in Queens, offers some of the best food choices of any Major League ballpark, with Shake Shack, Fuku (yes, as in Momofuku), Pat LaFrieda's steak sandwiches, as well as dozens of other choices. At Citi Field plaza you'll also find two Mets icons: the home run apple and 10-foot tall statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.

Pre and post-game: Nearby, you’ll find many of Queens’ most popular attractions, including New York Hall of ScienceQueens MuseumQueens Zoo, and Queens Botanical Garden. You can also seek out incredible dumplings, dim sum, and egg tarts in Flushing’s Chinatown. Read More: 48 Hours in Queens.

Explore Baseball History

From the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, where thousands will flock for Hall of Fame Induction Weekend (July 19-July 22), to historic Doubleday Field, host of the Hall of Fame Classic on May 25,, and the Savannah Bananas (who will make stops this summer in Buffalo), here's a look at unique New York State attractions celebrating baseball and its legends.

Minor League Action

There's even more fun to be had at minor league games statewide from Buffalo and Binghamton to Rochester and Syracuse, and beyond. So buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack and root, root, root for these New York teams in their hometowns!

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