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Hartford Yard Goats
Double-A (Colorado Rockies)
Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main St., Hartford
Season begins April 5
Kids ages 12 and younger can become members of the Red Robin's Kid's Club (free membership). They’ll also get a chance to receive invitations to special events, exclusive Yard Goats giveaways, a 10-percent discount at the team store, and club ticket packages for parents of members. See the website for details.
Minor League Baseball Teams in Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Triple-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown
Season opener begins April 6
Tickets: $9-$16 (save $2 per ticket by purchasing any single game ticket in advance to day of game)
Youth baseball or softball teams can take the field with the IronPigs players with the Field of Dreams package and stand alongside the future Phillies during the singing of the National Anthem before the game.
Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders
Triple-A (New York Yankees)
PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic
Season begins April 6; hoome game on April 10
Tickets: $9-$14; $1 lawn seats on Mondays; $2 lawn seats on Wednesdays; $5 lawn seats with a valid college ID on Thursdays
Sundays are Family Fun Day, when kids can run the bases after the game and get autographs from the players. Youth sports teams can be a part of the Field of Dreams program, and stand with RailRiders during the National Anthem. Visit the website for details.
Reading Fightin Phils
Double-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave./Route 61 S., Reading
Season begins April 5
Several group ticket packages are available, including those with access to the pool pavilion and third base picnic area.
Double-A (Washington Nationals)
FNB Field, 245 Championship Way, Harrisburg
Season begins April 13
Offers a Kids Club membership that gives children younger than 12 access to special events held at Sunday home games, including autograph sessions, fireworks, and free admission to select games.
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Philadelphia Phillies)
BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
Season begins June 15
Tickets: $8-$15; reduced ticket pricing available for groups
The Picnics in Cutters Cove package offers groups of 15 or more third base deck seating and an all-you-can-eat pregame meal ($25; $15 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5).
Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
Double A–Triple A
Long Island Ducks
Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY
Season begins April 27; home game on May 4
Tickets: $12-$15; discounts for groups of 25 or more
Kids ages 14 and younger can join the Kids Club for discounts and special events. Members are invited to Kids Club Day, when they can go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bethpage Ballpark and get a chance to run the bases.
TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Season begins April 27
Children can join the Somerset Sluggers Kids Club for special opportunities such as posing with the entire Somerset Patriots team in the Somerset Sluggers team poster, exclusive Q-and-As with Patriots Players, and ballpark tours. All-Star birthday parties are available.
Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA
First home game is May 4
Several ticket packages available for groups and families. Children ages 12 and younger can gain one free lawn admission ticket if they wear their local, organized sport uniform to any home game.
Santander Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA
Season begins April 26
Kids can join the Rookie Revs ($27) for special events like a pregame autograph session.