Springfield Missouri . . . The new home of the BROWNS.
Rob Ginocchio, a baseball enthusiast in Springfield, Missouri writes . . .
I run a youth baseball league in Springfield, MO. We moved into Price Cutter Park, the old Ozark Mountain Ducks stadium. This year we are running the league in throwback style to the mid-twentieth century with teams of the 50's and 60's including the Browns. Our hope is to retrofit the stadium to bring back the feel and atmosphere of the era along with dressing up our teams in retro looking uniforms.
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The last two years we have had John Mayberry and Bill Virdon throw out our first pitch.
The shared interest in Missouri's MLB past will hopefully make this a one of a kind experience for kids of all ages and those who come to see the games.
We start games on May 15th including the Browns first game against the Cleveland Indians. The next Sunday we have our Opening Ceremonies with Jack Clark, Jerry Lumpe, Jerry Buchek, and Jack Hamilton. The Browns take on the Boston Braves that afternoon.
Our full schedule is online now at http://www.springfieldmetrobaseball.com/ . Remember that all our games all summer are free with the exception of opening ceremonies which is $5. We also are running old baseball videos and movies in our concession area and doing other special things for the "throwback" season.
If Browns fans are in town, we would love to have them stop by to watch a game or just to visit with our kids and enjoy the stadium.