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

Famous Visitors

A number of famous athletes have come to Crocker Field over the years. Here is a list of some of them.

Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi ran at Crocker Field in 1925. He is the most decorated Olympic Track and Field athlete of our time with 12 medals in all; 9 gold and 3 silver.







George Herman George Herman “The Babe” Ruth once visited Crocker field and asked Clarence Amiott, then the Fitchburg High School Athletic Director, “What professional team plays here?”, to which Mr. Amiott answered “The Fitchburg High School teams”. You can read more about The Babe here.






Pat MoranIn May of 1925, the Cincinnati Reds played a benefit game to raise funds for a memorial to their manager West Fitchburg's Pat Moran. Pat’s baseball career included 14 years as a player and 9 years as a manager. He was the manager of the 1919 World Champions. His memorial stands today in West Fitchburg.

Pat Moran Plaque
Pat Moran Memorial