To prove that I don’t get to spend nearly enough time on the island, especially playing the old hometown golf links, I was stunned to find that there was a new baseball diamond at Godfrey Park.
Apparently the gophers finally completed their diabolical fifty-year plan to build such an extensive tunnel system under the old diamond that it would eventually collapse leaving the space to the indigenous rodents. The old backstop and diamond are now gone. Darn, just when most of us old Franklin Eagles had figured out where the gopher holes were!
The new facility was built sometime between fall 2003 and summer 2009 in what was once center field of the old yard. Here’s a photo of the new diamond.
Fortunately, I took pictures of the old backstop and diamond back in 2003 for my PlayBall! documentary. (See Godfrey Park – The Stats)