Play Ball … Quality Leisure Experience

New picture from Swain Field


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Kids we are going to have fun; today we are going to a baseball game”. Lauren, Teddy, and John, giggled in unison.

Yes, we were going to have fun this bright sunny day in May. The field was the old fair grounds. The famous old Mudhens from Toledo playing in neighboring Maumee, Ohio.
What a hoot from a coot. A Mudhen is actually an ancient bird called a coot. The large ugly bird use to rest and peck in the outfield during the games. The opposing teams called them Mudhens and the name stuck.

Somehow I ended up with my 3 children on a Saturday for an adventure in American leisure. I didn’t think twice about my responsibility, it was part of my culture. I remembered my first game back in the 50’s at the old Swain Field on the corner of Monroe and Detroit on the edge of…

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