Memorial Field goes Wild: Concord hosts a Professional Baseball Club
The New Hampshire Wild have made Concord their home base for the summer. The team takes part in a recently created independent league of 6 teams total and Memorial Field will host its games throughout the season.
Recently, only the High School league, the legion league and recreational baseball games were taking place on the field. Then Memorial Field got an upgrade and the players moved in. Staying in the Lakes Region for the summer, the team performs as a professional team even though they’re not part of the Major League.
The Empire Professional Baseball League began in 2016 and was created with the aim of providing college graduates and professional beginners the chance to be on the field and remain active in the market. Players perform on field as professionals and are paid as such, and they’re often recruited by scouts to teams in the Major League.
Puerto Rico Islanders, the Plattsburgh RedBirds or the Aguada Explorers are some of the teams in the Empire League, which has 50 games on the agenda. The NH Wild kicked off in the beginning of the month with a victory and the last game at Memorial will take place in August 10th. Until then, there’s a game almost every day.
You can take the family to cheer them on, as the games have a kid friendly atmosphere. Take pictures with the pros and get an autograph from these future baseball prospects. At the same time you’ll be helping the community, since they’ve been devoting all their games to the city and kids camps.
Let’s go wild!