Nine-year-old girl finds 107-year-old baseball field
A nine year old New Waterford girl has found the second oldest baseball diamond in Canada, right here in Cape Breton.
Sophia Hillier researched the history of the Jerry Marsh Field in New Waterford and discovered that people have been playing ball on it for 107 straight years.
Only the Labatt Memorial Park in London, Ontario is older: it is the world’s oldest baseball field and has been in continuous use for 140 years.
Sophia has decided to pitch for heritage status from both the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and the province of Nova Scotia.
With the help of her father, she’s filled out all the paperwork and has met with CBRM officials.
Chris Hillier said they expect to hear back from the municipality in about six months.