Firebirds Mark Golden Anniversary of Eldredge Park Renovations

ORLEANS – The Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League will mark the 50th anniversary of major changes to their home ballpark with a ceremony Tuesday night.

Iconic Eldredge Park underwent a renovation in 1966 and was formally dedicated in 1967. The field used to face the opposite direction, with home plate originally sitting where left field is now.

The team will hold a ceremony before their game against rival Chatham at 7 p.m. All attendees will receive a commemorative postcard of the park.

“The Firebirds are fortunate to have such a beautiful venue for our games,” said team President Gene Hornsby. “The unique terraced hill on the first base line provides a great place for view a game, and Eldredge Park continues to be one of the top amateur ballparks in the nation.”

“It’s a wonderful place for family and baseball fans alike,” Hornsby added.

The park was initially built in 1913 when Lewis Winslow Eldredge donated 10 acres to Orleans to build a playground and park area for the town’s children.

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