Wednesday, December 19, 2012
New Trier baseball teams will have a place to practice this winter.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Information provided by Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce. The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce held a new business Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the The Yard, Illinois Baseball Academy on November 27 in Northfield. The Yard is the Illinois Baseball Academy’s new baseball training facility located at 164 Northfield Road in Northfield. Read the business profile of The Yard: New Indoor Baseball Facility to Open in Northfield Chris Beacom and his partners, Tom Burr and Matt LaFontaine opened the new venue to work with young baseball players in the community. The Illinois Baseball Academy has helped players on the North Shore since 2005 and the owners decided to open a new indoor facility, The Yard. The Yard features three hitting …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Illinois Baseball Academy is scheduled to open a new 5,000-square-feet training center in November.
For baseball lovers who hate training outdoors in winter, Illinois Baseball Academy will soon be offering a new option. The new indoor training facility, The Yard, 164 Northfield Rd., Northfield, is outfitted with hitting cages, a pitching tunnel and an open area for fielding work. “The batting cages allow us to give four lessons at any one time,” said Chris Beacome, president of Illinois Baseball Academy. “We are able to move [our cages] and our cables. One space can look different if we move a cage off to a side.” Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook. Slated to start programs on Nov. 5, the training center will be able to accommodate up to 18 players per hour, …
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Wilmette Optimist Club made a donation to help reconstruct Roemer Park's first-base dugout.
Back in the 1950s, the Wilmette Optimist Club was one of the original sponsors of little league baseball at Roemer Park. So when the Wilmette Baseball Association decided it was time to do a major upgrade on the town's historic baseball stadium, the Optimist Club saw it as another opportunity to continue their long-time relationship. Earlier: What's Your Best Roemer Park Memory? On Saturday the Optimist Club gave $12,500 to Wilmette Baseball as an initial donation in a small ceremony at Roemer Park. They have committed to give an additional $7,500 to the Little League baseball organization over the next four years. “The Optimist Club really stepped up, having the golf outing on behalf of us,” said Sid Tepps, president of WBA. “They've been…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Wilmette Baseball Association held a Memorial Day gala at Roemer Park with numerous all-star games.
For more than 50 years, Roemer Park served as Wilmette's premier little league baseball facility. And after its most recent rennovation, the Wilmette Baseball Association is looking to keep it that way. Although the baseball season started in April, Memorial Day served as the unofficial Opening Day for little league baseball in Wilmette as three all-star games were played at Roemer Park. "It looks pretty much the same as it did back [in 1955] so our restoration kept pretty much all of the old stuff," said Sid Tepps, the president of the Wilmette Baseball Association. "I compare it with Wrigley Field and Fenway Park in that you can go there and know that all the great players played in that park." After Sunday's rainstorm dropped a couple …