Dad’s Baseball Stories: #1

My dad and I have been having fun sharing stories from our experiences with baseball.  Last September we got the opportunity to share a Twins game at Target Field, and as a result this conversation started. 

My Dad and I at Target Field

Now, Dad is starting to write these stories down, which will be a lot of fun in the weeks and months to come.

The following account came from my Dad, from the mid to late 1950’s.  I have heard many of his stories over the years, but I have not heard this one.

I was playing town team baseball for the Northfield
.  Our motto was “Once a king always a king and once a night is enough”.  We were playing the Miesville Mudhens at Miesville. 

Miesville circa 2008

They didn’t have a fence around the outfield, only a drainage ditch.  The Miesville batter hit one into deep right field.  Our right fielder at that time was Larry.  He went wayyyy back after the high fly and ended up in the ditch that happened to be full of cow manure.  Needless to say he was not a happy camper.  There was no running water at the field so he stunk up the place for the rest of the game.


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