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Will Memorial Field Hit a Home Run?

memorial field 001.jpgA new contest sponsored by Baseball Canada is asking people to vote for their favourite ball park. Charlottetown's Memorial Field is one of the top contenders.



We heard from two fans of the field...
Fred "The Fiddler" MacDonald and Don LeClair...who's the current president of Baseball P.E.I.

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Fred gave us this amazing archival photograph. See if you can recognize some of P.E.I.'s baseball "greats"...including Vern Handrahan, who was the only Island ball player to make it to the modern day major leagues.  And that's Freddy in the middle, with his dad at the end!

1956 Maritime Int. A. Baseball Champions
Front Row: Jack "Poochie" Burke, Kenny MacDonald, Frank "Doughboy" Shepherd, Harold "Cuker" Pineau, Freddie "The Fiddler"  MacDonald, Bobby Lund, John Kane, James "Fiddler" MacDonald (Coach).
Back Row: Tom MacFarlane (coach), Jack "Spy" Ready, Vern Handrahan, Kippy Ready, Don "Funnel" MacLean, Irving MacKinnon, Charlie Ryan, Roy "Buck" Whitlock.

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