More than two years after a fire destroyed the 1938-era structure, the revamped Tink Larson Community Field in Waseca (MN) is nearing its grand re-opening. Read more and see photo here. See photo of old ballpark here. See fire photo here.
Category Archives: Human Interest
The body of an employee was found in a freezer at SunTrust Park, the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday afternoon. Read more and watch news report here.
The Yawkey Foundation issued a statement Wednesday following an announcement from the Boston Red Sox that the club had filed a formal petition to restore Yawkey Way to its original name, Jersey Street. Read more and view full statement here.
Are you a baseball fan with deep pockets? If so, you have an opportunity to snatch up the home of Major League Baseball’s all-time record holder for most consecutive games played. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.’s palatial 24-acre estate in Reisterstown (MD) is going on the auction block on May 12th. The property, which includes a baseball field, was originally priced at $12.5 million. View details here.
This small coastal town is a summer vacation destination, known across New England and Quebec for its amusement park, pier and plentiful bars. For most of the year, it’s a quiet place, populated with fewer than 10,000 people living across approximately eight square miles. Read more and view photos here. Visit ballpark website here.
Koichi Kaminishi (96), the last living member of the Vancouver Asahi, a storied Japanese-Canadian baseball team active from 1914 until Canada’s mass internment of Japanese during World War II, recently reflected on the team and his wartime experiences. Read more here. A movie about the team was released in 2014. Read more here.
The City of Binghamton (NY) has received a $195,159 donation from the estate of Marion O’Connor for improvements at NYSEG Stadium, home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League). O’Connor was a longtime fan who regularly attended baseball games at the ballpark with her brother, William O’Connor. The donation was made in his honor. Read more here.