23445
Illinois

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Chicago With Your Grandchild

Take your grandchild out to the ball game in Chicago as you both learn about the local baseball history, practice your skills and watch three exciting baseball games. What a homerun!
Rating (5)
Program No. 23445RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Hit a home run this summer and take your grandchild to experience America’s greatest pastime in one of America’s greatest cities. Grab your gloves and best baseball caps to meet the pros as they spill their training secrets. Down on the diamond, watch the players hit homers during two major league games while you both root, root, root for your favorite team. Wind up in the Windy City during games of catch and learn about Chicago’s crazy baseball history, like the mysterious “Curse of the Billy Goat.” At Wrigley Field, grab ‘em some peanuts and Cracker Jacks for a grand slam adventure they’ll never forget.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking approximately 1 to 2 miles a day; standing during field trips and baseball activities for about 1 hour. Climbing steps at ballpark. Getting on/off a motorcoach.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Do the wave and shout baseball chants at one minor and two major league games.
  • Learn about the rivalry between the Cubs and the White Sox from baseball pros as you explore iconic Chicago landmarks.
  • Play ball! Fine tune your grand slam at a private baseball clinic and pick up game in Chicago Lincoln Park Neighborhood.

General Notes

Due to the MLB ticket policy, we cannot reimburse participants for a cancelled game. We will do our best to provide an alternate activity and reschedule if possible.
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George Castle
George Castle turned an avocation into a vocation. George grew up in the cheap seats - Wrigley Field's right-field bleachers and old Comiskey Park's grandstands — when admission was $1.50 or less. George turned that knowledge into a 40-year career covering baseball for a multi-media collection of newspapers, magazines, websites and 17 baseball books. George also hosted and produced "Diamond Gems," his own nationally-syndicated weekly baseball radio show, from 1994 to 2010. He has spoken on baseball history at dozens of Chicago-area programs since 2003.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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