Valley Breeze: Lajoie Field opens for business Saturday

lajoieWOONSOCKET – Lajoie Field will make its debut on Saturday when the Woonsocket Little League holds its Opening Day Celebration at 10 a.m. at the league’s new baseball field at World War II Memorial Park.

The field, which is located behind the Speedway gas station on Social Street, is named after the late Hall of Fame second baseman Napoleon Lajoie, who grew up in Woonsocket and played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1896-1900), Philadelphia Athletics (1901-02, 1915-16) and Cleveland Indians (1902-14).

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