Cody Kaufman


Cody Kaufman has been entrenched in the sport of baseball since 1989, when he first chucked his baby bottle over the railing at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2009, and later moved to Los Angeles after teaching English in Thailand. While driving home from work one afternoon in “Hell-A”, Cody underwent a quarter-life crisis that motivated him to leave behind his old life in search of something new. After cycling the California coast and backpacking for three months in South America, Cody returned to the United States to hunt down one of his longtime dreams. During the summer of 2012, he attended a baseball game at all thirty Major League ballparks, a journey that changed his life.

Homegrown in Temecula, California, Cody Kaufman enjoys playing sports, guitar, and cribbage. His favorite teams are the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers, Houston Rockets, and Texas Longhorns. He also has future ambitions to attend a football game at every NFL stadium in one season. Cody loves meeting new people, and would be delighted to discuss sports, travel, and writing opportunities with his fans. He may be reached on the contact page, or through any of the social media outlets below.

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30 Tickets To Paradise: A Young Man's Life-Changing Journey To Every Ballpark In Baseball
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Cody Kaufman slept at 56 different locations, rode the bus 11,492 miles, and spent just $2,563 during his 2012 road trip to every ballpark in Major League Baseball. In his new book, 30 Tickets To Paradise, Kaufman shares the wild stories about how he did it, as well as the people, places, and cultures that inspired him along the way.

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