Saturday, September 8, 2012

Playing on a field that Hall of Famers have played on...

Well today I had my first college showcase elite games for my new team! It was an awesome experience playing in front of scouts, and one that will be enjoyed ten more times for me this fall season around various colleges in Virginia. The experience of playing in front of scouts was amazing, but perhaps it was the charm of the stadium I pitched at that made it even better. It was an old stadium that was built in 1948 that underwent rennovations a while back for a minor league ball club called the Peninsula Pilots. The stadium has OBVIOUSLY been taken great care of as you will see in pictures below. It has seen some of the GREATS play under the lights there. For example, Johnny Bench, Johnny Podres, Satchel Paige (threw last pitch on that mound!), Lou Piniella, Gary Carter, Hal McRae, Julio Franco, Ryan Zimmerman, and many other MLB players have all played on this very field. It was unbelieveable to play on a field that has brought up so many legends...I mean, I pitched off a mound today that Satchel Paige threw his last pitch on! Wow, just wow...Here are some pics of the stadium and a link to a video about the history of the stadium.





 Standing at third base, where Ryan Zimmerman among other greats have played.
 Pitching on a mound that Hall of Famers have pitched on...just AWESOME!




All in all this is just a wicked awesome experience for me. I'm pitching better than I ever have on a showcase team, and playing in front of scouts on a field used by some of the legends in baseball. How much more could I ask for? I even had a kid come up to me after the game looking for an autograph...I'll be playing here again tomorrow too! Well guys, hope you enjoyed! I will have more pictures tomorrow that I will blog. Until then, see ya! The link to this video on the history of the field is below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xm5RORjyZ0

3 comments:

William said...

That's awesome man. Where is the field located and do they have any organized teams that play there?

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Scott Hubbard said...

The video tells the whole story William! You should watch it! And it was in Norfolk Hampton area. The team that currently plays there is called the Peninsula Pilots.