Even non-baseball fans get excited about opening day. The first Major League Baseball games of the year are a sure sign that summer is on the way, and the leisurely pace and deep tradition of “America's Game” provide the perfect way to ease into a warm-weather state-of-mind.
Tradition is a huge part of baseball's allure. Even the most modern stadiums have been designed to have a retro feel that hearkens back to the time when baseball was the biggest sport in America. In addition, there are still a handful of stadiums in the country that were built more than 50 years ago, and a few of these historic ballparks have been hosting games for more than a century.
If you want to get a true taste for the history of the game or you feel nostalgic for the days before multimillion-dollar contracts and steroid scandals, you’ll enjoy a virtual visit to these 10 historic baseball stadiums. (Text: Josh Lew)