Today we visited Sam Lynn Ballpark to see the Bakersfield Blaze play. The Blaze played the San Jose Giants and won 2-0. The pitching by the Blaze pitcher Brian Stokes was outstanding. He got his shut-out by pitching to only 30 opposing hitters. The ballpark was built in 1941 and seats 2,700. The teams there have been associated with many different major league teams including the Mariners and Dodgers. Currently they are affiliated with Tampa Bay. There are several pictures and a baseball field picture showing players and names of Bakersfield players who have made it to the majors. Home plate faces west, so all games start after the sun sets behind the tall centerfield fence, tonight it was 7:45. Temperature at game time was 105 and at the end was 97. The seating has been added at different times. We sat in row 4 of the Diamond Section, just to the left of home plate and had a great view of the game. When the foul balls hit the netting behind home the dust flew. The home team bullpen is behind the bleachers on the first base side. The staff at the field treated us very nicely when I explained what we were doing. The mascot is Rookie. Field lines are RF - 328', CF - 354', and LF - 328'. There were 947 in attendance. The box score was San Jose R-0, H-3, E-1 and Bakersfield R-2, H-7, E-0. 2007 affiliated with Texas Rangers and new logo. New Logo 2009. 2017-Team moved to Buies Creek, NC as part of Carolina League affiliated with Houston Astros. 2017-Moving into the Sam Lynn Ballpark is the Pecos Independent League team Bakersfield Train Robbers who moved from Las Vegas, NM.
California Living Museum - contains a cross-section of California wildlife and native plants.

Kern County Museum - contains exhibits that represent the human and natural history of the area.