When baseball was king on Sundays

John Flanagan spoke of historical baseball in Millbrook and highlighted a painting of the Millbrook Baseball field in the 1930s-1960s at the April Millbrook Historical Society meeting. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK — There is a painting that hangs in the meeting room of the Millbrook Village Hall that depicts what looks like a park setting: trees, grass, some (now) vintage cars. What most people don’t realize is that it was once the center of village life on Sunday afternoons, back in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Why? Because this was where baseball teams played, and back then, after church and Sunday dinner, what else was there to do?

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