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13 Year League Baseball Players Pick Up Stones At Veterans Park, July 1959

13 Year League Baseball Players Pick Up Stones At Veterans Park, July 1959 image
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Ann Arbor News, July 29, 1959
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STONE-PICKING BEE: Hopeful their efforts would lead to better playing conditions for 1960, many members of the 13-Year League gathered at the new 75-foot diamond at Veterans Park yesterday for a stone-picking bee designed to get the top layer of pebbles off a field which has promise but needs considerable careful attention. There was some talk, too, of trying to pick up the third-base corner of the father-tilted diamond which isn't exactly square to the world. Other players discussed the possibility of uprooting the brand-new backstop, which now stands less than 15 feet from home plate, and replanting it far enough back to serve its purpose and yet allow catchers and umpires room to maneuver. Whether or not the other things receive attention, those on hand made sure there will be a few thousand fewer stones to worry about until the next crop works its way to the surface.