It’s Gone!

September 26, 2013
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When I rode through Manchester a few weeks ago, one of those famous ball diamonds of the past that I have written about a couple times no longer is unique.   The famous road in left field is still there, but now it just indicates the outskirts of a Little League diamond.  Back in the day, it was the home of the Manchester entry into the Tri-County League.  Left fielders used to have to stand on the road to play left field and dodge cars since the road was never closed during the games.  If you kept from getting hit by a car, then you had to disappear into a corn field to either try to catch the ball or retrieve it.  The corn field is no longer there.  It has been replaced by a nice wooden fence and two new homes.  No longer could it host an adult league baseball game.  It really couldn’t host an adult game in those by-gone days, but it did anyway.  If you were pitching for the opposition, you better make sure the right handers never pulled one of your pitches because (if my memory serves me right) left field was only about 200 feet long.  That didn’t keep Manchester from winning many games on their infamous home field.  Oh, by the way, it is a very fine Little League diamond today.

 

 

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