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  1. In the early 60's Willow Creek Little League that had been playing behind Red Elementary was given land across South Main from the South Main Drive Inn and Homeco Field was built. Due to the lights from the baseball fields the Little League had to pay to have a large sheet metal wall built to keep the lights from disrupting the movies. Growing up in Willow Bend I remember driving up Willow Bend Blvd and always checking out what movie was playing on the South Main Drive Inn screen.
  2. I was browsing the newspaper Jewish Herald-Voice dated April 24, 1941 and came across a sports field (for baseball and football) that was located "off South Main." The field was named Lobbuck Field. I figured this was HISD's Butler Stadium located at 13755 South Main Street. The Butler Stadium wasn't built until the mid 1960s so I closed that thought. I kept reading the articles about this sports field and I guess it's apart of Hermann Park? All of the news clippings have different dates. Ranging from 1943 to 1949. The old Settegast Field is also mentioned. I'm not too sure about that one. I haven't looked into it. Does anyone know what that's about? Where was it located and who is it named after? Activities for Labor Day, with the matches to take place at Hermann Park. At 11 a.m. the softball tourney will take place at Lubbock Field. A box lunch will be held from 12 till 1:30 at Hermann Park. The softball finals and bowling finals will take pale that afternoon at their respective locations. The ping-pong tourney will be held at the T.M.C.A. From 4:30 until 6 that evening.
  3. I kinow there was an older stadium that the Buffs used before the one on the Gulf Freeway. The reason I ask is on an old map of the city maybe around 1913 there is a baseball park located a few blocks west of the current YMCA location. Anyone have any pics of thsi field?
  4. The area just to the west of Briargrove, across the drainage ditch was the Bob Smith Little League playing fields. There were several diamonds with bleachers close to Westheimer. As you went back, closer to San Felipe (which didn't go through at the time), there were large mounds of earth, probably left from deepening flood control ditches in the area. We would ride our bikes on these "hills" and made several mountain trails back there. Eventually development occured, and apartments filled in the property from Westheimer to Woodway. I remember a big fire in later years destroyed several of these buildings, but that's different story.
  5. Does anyone have any pictures of the old Southern Pacific Athletic Field at 1900 Oliver Street? I know someone on HAIF would know. Thanks!
  6. Did anyone play baseball in Westbury in the 1960s? Who remembers the baseball field called Mike Condon Field located at the cross streets of Gasmer Drive and Ricecrest Street. The address was 11327 Ricecrest Street. Share your memories!
  7. What's up with the St. Thomas Episcopal Willowbend Field At 4113 Willowbend Blvd. Odd location since their main campus is not in the area, but in Meyerland.
  8. Can't understand why someone would do this....hopefully, someone saw something, or they can follow some tracks and figure out who did this with a feaking tractor!!!! Bored teenagers or angry parent??? Link
  9. The Neartown Little League, which for the past several years has played only at Dunlavy Park, has built a second field on West Clay, behind Wharton Elementary near the intersection of West Gray and Montrose. It was built with a grant from Eric Hilton of the Hilton family. Because of incredible growth of the league, a second field was necessary. It is a great field -- with a spectacular view of downtown. The official opening ceremony will be Saturday, April 22, at 2.
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