John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald

Posted on 06/14/2017


Photo taken on June 24, 2009


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It's the Pits!

It's the Pits!
Christie Pits, Toronto. Toronto Maple Leafs at home in the Intercounty Baseball League, a sandlot league in Central and Southwestern Ontario. Since 2009, when this game was played, I have lost my notes about who the opponent was. The Leafs are in the field here, and I still remember that they won.

In 1909 the city converted an old sandpit at the corner of Bloor and Christie and called it Willowvale Park. Everybody else called it Christie Pits, though, and in 1983 the city finally gave in and renamed it Christie Pits Park.

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rdhinmn
rdhinmn
Very summery shot, innocent and homey.
5 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to rdhinmn
That's a pretty good description, Bob. People relaxing, lots of drop-ins who come for a few innings and leave, everybody enjoying the nice summer evening. I usually drop in -- I stop by while I'm out for a walk. Get a pop at the store across the street and watch from the top of the hill, usually from around this position.
5 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A timeless image John.................I'm willing to bet it looks pretty much the same nowadays.
5 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Keith Burton
You're right, Keith. It is pretty much the same now. Back in the 1970s they had a skin (i. e., dirt) infield, but they planted grass a long time ago. It probably played truer than this one, though.
5 months ago.