New England Collegiate Baseball League Parks Offer History, Community Spirit

From SABR member Paul Edwards at on August 10:

Unlike any other sport, the history of baseball is intertwined with the American psyche. The game’s development reflects the joyous — and sometimes tumultuous — nature of America’s rich cultural tapestry. Ardent baseball fans are often drawn to the game because of its history, while casual fans enjoy a pleasant sense of nostalgia that only baseball can provide. Baseball fields and ballparks provide a tangible place where history was made, offering visitors a timeless sense of place and identity.

This connection with our collective past can be found at the ballparks around the New England Collegiate Baseball League. These intimate venues provide baseball fans with a gratifying experience. Here is a look at three of the NECBL’s finest parks: Cardines Field in Newport, Rhode Island; Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts; and The Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

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Originally published: August 16, 2011. Last Updated: August 16, 2011.