Ripken doesn't have particularly fond memories of Grayson Stadium. "I remember it as more of a football venue," says the 1983 World Series champion. "The left-field fence was very short, and some of the lights weren't configured right." Despite those shortcomings, the 19-time All-Star couldn't help calling this 87-year-old facility "unique," which is certainly true for a venue that's seen Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Jackie Robinson compete on its natural grass surface. For non-nostalgists, there's Land Shark Landing, a glorified frat party, plus three party decks, where a ticket, hat, and hot dog will set you back just $30.
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