It’s their first time playing ball since they won the Scotts and MLB contest “Little Field, Big Experience” Grand Prize, which included a full field makeover.
The grand prize also included big-name ballplayers coming out to give the kids the full Major League experience: two former-World Series champions, David Cone and Kevin Miller, a pre-game fan festival, and play-by-play of the youth game announced by MLB talent themselves.
In a release, MLB pointed to the importance of Peter J. Foley field in the Naugatuck community:
“Founded in 1949, Peter J. Foley stadium is the oldest little league stadium in New England and has been a constant fixture for many generations of Naugatuck families.
In its early days, Foley was Naugatuck’s own ‘Sandlot,’ where all the kids would meet for a pickup game while their parents worked at the nearby U.S. Rubber plant.
Today, Foley is still the place to be on Friday nights, even if you don’t have a game. Families from all over town get together to cheer on the kids as they try their best to hit one over the fence.”MLB, Media