Fan Caves of Northern Michigan: Bart Wilhelm of Traverse City
MISportsNow is traveling throughout northern Michigan this summer in search of the best fan caves. This is the fifth episode in the weekly series.
TRAVERSE CITY – Bart Wilhelm of Traverse City is a baseball fan on a mission.
Wilhelm is a ballpark chaser and has already attended a game in all current 30 Major League Baseball ballparks and has made stops minor league, independent and college ballparks to push his lifetime total at more than 300.
Wilhelm isn’t quite sure what sparked his ballpark chase.
“Honestly, I have no idea. I just know that baseball was on growing up, my grandparents watched the Tigers, my parents watched the Tigers and it just kind of escalated from there,” Wilhelm said. “I’m not really sure why I started going to so many games but once it started happening, it started snowballing and next thing you know, I’m going to 125 games a year.”