I remember playing Class B baseball under the lights in the early 80's.
Jim - Cleveland, OH
I am still seething at the demise of Diamond #1 and the unthinkable actions of the Cleveland political system. My father played in the first night game in 1938. At one time he was in charge of 500+ youths who played daily in the summer on 10 baseball diamonds down Brookside. It amazes me how a city could allow the disintegration of a thriving recreational community. In my lifetime I have never seen anything like it. The hill should be bulldozed, Diamond #1 brought back and also used for winter time activities. This field served as a vehicle for professional and amateur athletes, many who became leaders in their community, locally and nationally.
Ray - TX
Brookside park and diamond 1 in general was my playground as a kid. played many games and grew up with friends on that field, it has a special remembrance that no other baseball field can duplicate. We need to take action and get this moving in the right direction. It is a shame how the field has been left to die after it has offered so much to many through the years.
Tom - Cleveland, OH
P HOTO - Ray Schmotzer and teammate at Brookside Stadium