The best of the Nationals' Minor League ballparks
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we present a roundup of the can't-miss elements from every park in the Washington Nationals organization.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, High-A
The Blue Rocks' surface is called Judy Johnson Field, named for Wilmington's Negro Leagues legend. The club honors Johnson in myriad ways, not the least of which is a stately statue in front of Frawley Stadium. More »
Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A
The Red Wings sometimes play games as the Rochester Garbage Plates, drawing the alternate identity from the region's hottest and messiest regional specialty. A garbage plate includes macaroni salad, beans, french fries, chili (or a chili-inspired sauce) and either hot dogs or hamburgers. Try one, and you're trying just about everything. More »
Most fun mascot
Fredericksburg Nationals, Single-A
The FredNats play in George Washington territory, and Gus is old George's childhood imaginary friend. If you're in the market for a new friend, keep an eye out for Gus. Not that you could miss him. He's got purple fur, red hair on his head, horns and green lips. And he's all the rage at Virginia Credit Union Stadium. More »
Best local attraction
Harrisburg Senators, Double-A
If such dignified tourist attractions as the Pennsylvania Capitol Building and the National Civil War Museum don't unanimously earn the Sens this honor, the crowd-pleasing and delicious land of chocolate -- nearby Hershey, Pennsylvania -- certainly seals the deal. More »
Josh Jackson is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter @JoshJacksonMiLB.