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Hand's Park was started as a baseball field in 1919 by Ernest Hand Sr.
The Brooklyn Dodgers played the local Fairmont Team on Oct. 8, 1924.
School was let out and over 3000 people watched the hometown boys give
the Dodgers a run for their money. Black traveling teams like the Harlem
Globetrotters, KansasCity Monarchs, Brooklyn Cuban Dodgers and
pitchers like Sachel Paige. In 1992, Bruce and Shelly Hand Abitz purchased
the land and went about restoring the once great field. With the help of
100's of community volunteers, the field was playable in 1994 and saw
softball games played by 4-H groups. Alex Cross of Sherburn was the
first to hit a home run at the restored, Silver Lake Field.


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