Re: Baseball Diamond?

Message posted by Peter Merlin on June 30, 2007 at 20:38:49 PST:

During Project OXCART (development of the Lockheed A-12 "Blackbird"), recreational facilities at Area 51 included a gymnasium, movie theater, nine-hole golf course, and a softball diamond.

The Area 51 softball team was called the 8-Ballers. "The Bulletin Board," an unclassified newsletter published by Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Company (REECo) for Nevada Test Site (NTS) employees regularly posted articles about Test Site sporting events. Throughout the 1960s, headlines such as "Area 51 Wins Slow-Pitch Tournament" were common and many of the players were listed by name. I've had the pleasure of meeting several of them. They played against such teams as the Area 12 Mets and the Motor Pool Truckers.

In Reply to: Re: Baseball Diamond? posted by Eric on June 30, 2007 at 8:05:23 PST:


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