Crocker Field Restoration Committee
Alvah Crocker
and the Early Years
The Olmsted Brothers
Storied Past
Microburst of 1989
Famous Visitors
Recent History

History of Crocker Field

Storied Past

Through the years Crocker Field has been the place where memories were made.  1925 was a banner year.  In May, the Cincinnati Reds played a benefit game to raise funds for a memorial to their manager West Fitchburg's Pat Moran.  In July, Paavo Nurmi, who participated in the 1920, 1924 and later in 1928 Summer Olympics winning 9 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals, performed at Crocker Field. While touring Crocker Field, baseball legend, Babe Ruth asked Athletic Director Clarence Amiott, "What professional team plays here?" to which Mr. Amiott replied, "The Fitchburg High School teams." For many years the public schools held an annual field day, with each school marching onto the field proudly bearing their school's banner.