In 1953, with much enthusiasm and excitement Little League came to Franklin. Through a series of photographs, newspaper articles, team rosters and research, an exhibit on display in April brings that first year back to life.
Four teams sponsored by the VFW, the Jaycees, the Rotary Club and the Lions Club, with names like Luccini, Lola, DeBaggis, Nasuti, Bassignani, Rossetti, Padula, Bertone, Mucciarone, Yadisernia, Taddeo Carlucci, Costello, D’Amelio, Fricker, Sullivan and more, the boys of summer were organized and played their first season on the new diamond at Fletcher’s Field.
The exhibit opens April 12th and runs through opening day of this year’s Little League Season, Saturday April 21st. The museum will stay open after the Opening Day Parade for players and families to stop in and have a look back at where it all started.
|a sunny day on the large baseball diamond at Fletcher Field|
The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street is handicap accessible and is open
- Saturdays 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
- Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Thursday evenings 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM