The SF Giants’ home, Oracle Park, is the best stadium in baseball
Twenty years ago, the San Francisco Giants started playing baseball games in what was then called Pac Bell Park, but is now named Oracle Park after cycling through quite a few other names. Many consider it one of the best ballparks in all of baseball, but as a biased Giants fan, it is the best park in baseball in my opinion.
I will always feel a special kinship with this park because if you calculate its age based on when it was opened for play, then it is the same age that I am. It opened its doors just about a month before I was born back in 2000, so I will always be the same age as Oracle Park for as long as I live, which is pretty neat.
But beyond personal considerations, objectively Oracle Park is just a truly beautiful place to play baseball. What with McCovey Cove, Triples Alley, the arcade in right field, the giant glove, and the Coke bottle it has all the makings of an iconic ballpark.
It also doesn’t hurt that in its 20 years of existence there have been more iconic moments on the field than many parks experience in their lifetime. From World Series walk-offs to home run records, to no-hitters and a perfect game, we have seen some incredible Giants baseball on that field in the last twenty years at 24 Willie Mays Plaza.
So without further ado, let’s dig deep into three reasons why Oracle Park is the best park in all of baseball.