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Limeport Stadium in Limeport Pa

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Throughout the years many teams have played at Limeport. It served as home field for the Limeport Bulls, Dodgers, Southern Lehigh High School, Connie Mack, American Legion, and Allentown College.  From the Great Depression to today, the stadium represents the national pastime of the American people and how they love of the game.

Throughout the years many teams have played at Limeport. It served as home field for the Limeport Bulls, Dodgers, Southern Lehigh High School, Connie Mack, American Legion, and Allentown College. From the Great Depression to today, the stadium represents the national pastime of the American people and how they love of the game.

Throughout the years many teams have played at Limeport. It served as home field for the Limeport Bulls, Dodgers, Southern Lehigh High School, Connie Mack, American Legion, and Allentown College.  From the Great Depression to today, the stadium represents the national pastime of the American people and how they love of the game. The distinctive upward slop of the field, itself, makes it unique yet strikingly similar to some historic parks of yesteryear.  Ebbets Field, Crosley Field, and Shibe Park are but a few of the Oldest Baseball Parks that shared that feature. The stadium is owned and maintained by the members of Limeport Stadium Incorporated (LSI). It is a non-profit organization made up of over fifty volunteer men and women. The IRS threatened to put the stadium up for public auction. LSI took over ownership of the stadium in 1989. Since its Incorporation, LSI has made over $100,000 of improvements and renovations. This image is from Eric & Wendy Pastore (digitalbaseballparks'.com). Center field measures 485ft with six small trees and a flag pole in play guarding the fence, all of the outfielders have several obstetrical to successfully navigate when a ball is hit that deep.

This awesome little field of dreams is located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Built In the midst of farmland and with the outfield lined by a cornfield, it reminds you of the movie staring Kevin Kosher. The creation of Limeport Baseball Stadium was mainly the work of one man, Howard, "Lefty" Fegely. Fegley, also called "Mr. Baseball". In 1935, he built a stadium for local teams to practice and play games.
The field slopes upwards towards center field, the result of a large piece of bedrock that couldn't be blasted.
The Center field wall is an impressive 485 feet from home plate, which is one of the farthest distances possible. According to historical records, the only person to hit a home run was Alex Sabo, who went on to play in the majors with the Washington Senators.
The expansive center field dimensions are reminiscent to James Gaffney's Tiger Stadium of 1915. Featuring 6 small trees and flag pole, all within play, this quaint little park challenges even the best home or visiting center fielders.

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by: Carl

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