Former Notable Players:
Josh Beckett, Kevin Millar, Dustin
Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Edgar Renteria and Kevin Youkilis.
While serving capacity crowds for many games, this stadium was
built on a high school ball field, when this New England city was awarded an
Eastern League. In seven months and $2.5 million a couple of bleachers were transformed into a facility ready
for Double A ball. The original ball field, which opened as Portland
Stadium, and the current ball park were named in honor of Edson
J. Hadlock, Jr. a local high school baseball coach.
Hadlock Field adopted several features of its
Major League brethren, Fenway Park
, when the Sea Dogs became
an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. A copy of the Green Monster
with the lighted Citgo sign were constructed in left field.