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Saugus’ World Series Park to celebrate 15th season

(COURTESY PHOTO FROM JIM HARRINGTON)

SAUGUS — The 2019 season will mark the 15th season for World Series Park in Saugus.

The park was built in 2004 to create another big-league sized field in Saugus.  With the support of Saugus businesses and the community at large, funds were raised to build the field. Since then plenty of improvements have been made, including a clubhouse, dugouts, a batting cage, a playground, a pavilion, a state-of-the-art security system and a new infield.  All have been made possible by financial donations and donations of workmanship.

Since it was built in 2004 by the World Series Park Committee, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, the park has prospered.  Over 250 games are played every season at the park. Those teams who play games on the field are Saugus High, both varsity and freshmen, Saugus Babe Ruth, Saugus Wings AAU,  Saugus American Legion and adult leagues. The park keeps a very busy schedule.

In addition to baseball games, World Series Park hosted Special Olympics for six years, a TargetCancer fundraiser for two years, several other fundraisers, a vigil and  a Veterans/Military Appreciation Day. The park has also hosted many baseball tournaments including several Babe Ruth district tournaments, two Babe Ruth state tournaments and Saugus Alumni Baseball games.

In 2015 World Series Park helped to raise funds for and supervised the building of the adjacent softball field, that is currently used by Saugus Softball Little League and Saugus High.

Bob Davis, superintendent of World Series Park said, “It’s hard to believe we’ll be starting our 15th season this year. We’ve come a long way since the first scoop of dirt was dug, as we broke ground in June of 2004.  We believe we’ve made a contribution to keeping baseball alive in Saugus and given the youth of Saugus more opportunity to play baseball.”

Donations to the Wall of Fame fundraiser will be extended for the 2019 season. There’s room on the plaque for more names.  For a minimum donation of $100 you can have your name or the name of a deceased loved one on the plaque. Donation checks should be made payable to World Series Park and sent to 8 Holden Ave. Saugus, MA 01906.  

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