The following article first appeared on the website www.mister-baseball.com. It was written by Joe Gray who also provided the images of Grovehill Ballpark in his article. Joe Gray writes for www.BaseballGB.co.uk and also looks after Great British top-tier statistics, Project Cobb, and theGreat Britain National Team archive.
The HERTS FALCONS (Herts Baseball Club’s first team) will play in the top tier of the British baseball league for the first time this season, and installation of an outfield fence has just been completed at the team’s home field, Grovehill Park.
The fencing was installed not only for the main diamond at Grovehill Park, but also for a second diamond, which will be prepared over the summer to ready it for Opening Day 2010 (see right). The work is part of Herts Baseball Club’s Diamond Development project, which has been funded in part by the UK National Lottery’s Awards for All programme and in part through income raised by members and friends of the club.
The HERTS FALCONS will play in the National Baseball League (NBL) South, and of the four teams they will compete against, only one – the CROYDON PIRATES – has a diamond with a permanent outfield fence.
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