Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~ Greg, ageĀ 8
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~ Greg, ageĀ 8
About Us
  Our family at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA
On February 2009, we were blessed with the birth of our baby girl, Sofia. At just eleven weeks we took her to see the Washington Nationals play the St. Louis Cardinals at the new Nationals Ballpark in Washington, DC, not knowing that this would be the first of thirty ballparks that we would visit on the road trip of a lifetime.

That summer we decided that we would take the time to enjoy the season with our new baby daughter and embark on the ultimate journey. We would visit all 30 MLB ballparks with our baby in tow!

This has always been a childhood dream of Roberto and, as we would come to find out, also the dream of most every baseball fan. Being able to share the experience together would make the journey even more meaningful. Some thought we were crazy to take this on, much less with a baby, but to us it was an opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of each ballpark, its fans, our great country, and most importantly, each other. 

We packed the car for the long haul. It would be more than three months before we would make it back home. We created a website and dubbed our tour "30 Ballparks and a Baby" so that our family, friends and fans of baseball could live vicariously through our fantastic journey. 

At the parks, we always cheered for the home team. In the end, we visited 38 states, three national parks, changed countless diapers, drove 15,171 miles and watched our daughter grow right before our eyes. That's why it was important to us that we make philanthropy a part of our journey. We decided that we wanted to raise money for a charity that supports girls sports and education. 

Along the way, we reached out to the teams to see if they would contribute an item to be auctioned off for charity at the end of our journey. The response was impressive. We received items not only from the teams, but also from fans who saw our story on their local news. We hoped that our journey would make a difference in the lives of others. We met with organizations that benefits girls and women in sports. Some were national, others local. In the end, we partnered with the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Program. Founded by legendary athlete, Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation benefits underserved girls and young women in America through sports and education.

We are happy to announce various fundraising efforts including a Miles for Charity auction of the baseball memorabilia collected during our journey and a World Series Watch Party fundraiser for this cause and hope that those that were touched by our story are inspired to do something that makes a change for the better in the lives of others as much as our journey changed ours. (Learn more)


Roberto Coquis and Judy Pino

Email us:  30ballparksandababy (at) gmail (dot) com


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