MEMORIES OF RUMFORD POINT BASEBALL
To the Editor:
A Thank You From Rumford Point Community Athletic Association
Growing up, most of our days were spent at the Rumford Point baseball field. I have memories of my dad setting the backstop posts with his log truck and my mom organizing the “summer program” and keeping score for every game. It was our “home away from home.”
My family lived baseball–seven kids (six boys, one girl)–so, together with my parents, nine of us (a baseball team?coincidence?). Most of our kids grew up playing for Rumford Point.
On April 7, 2010 Peter Baker passed away. We lost a great family friend. The community lost a great man. Pete, Darlene, Jessica, Heather and Danny are just like family to us. Many of their days were spent at “The Point Field” too. How perfect, when Danny had playoffs in Little League, he got to wear his baseball uniform to my wedding! I loved it.
When Darlene told Dean (who is the president of the RPCAA) that they would ask for donations to be sent to the RPCAA in Peter’s memory, we were touched. The RPCAA would like to thank everyone who made donations in Peter’s name. It was appreciated very much.
Stop by the Rumford Point baseball field to see the banner in his memory. The Rumford Point men’s league is playing in Peter’s memory. They play at the Mexico Rec Park on behalf of the RPCAA. Thank you!
Dean Gross, RPCAA President
Lori Gross McPherson