To the outsider, the stakes seem small. But that is appropriate; that, in fact, is the point. Everything at the East Richfield baseball diamonds is small--by design. Each of the six fields, built in 1955, features a tiny cement dugout on the first and third baselines, so 6-to-12-year-old players can pace and fret just like their big-league idols. The infields are shrunken just enough that the slightest of hitters can hope for a hit, and lilliputian fielders can snag a line drive. The pitching mounds are a little lower than the adult variety, just like the backstops and the stilts that hold up each field's digital scoreboard. Even the back fence--200 feet from home plate on fields one and two, 185 feet on three, four, and five--is reachable with the swing of a... More >>>