Eastwood Field - Niles, Ohio
One out of every fifty ballplayers that sign a professional contract ever reach the major leagues. But on any given summer evening there are several thousand young men chasing that dream in a dozens of minor league ball parks across the country. The same hot dogs and popcorn that are sold at Wrigley Field can be bought at Smokies Park in eastern Tennessee. You can find the same father and son, with gloves in hand, waiting to snare their first foul ball at City Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia that you'll see at Turner Field. If you look you'll see the same Little Leaguer along the railing, with a scrap of paper, lowering it to his hero for his autograph at McCoy Stadium, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, that you might see at Fenway Park on another evening. These are minor league parks where those events happen.