Ballfield

This is the Lyon Mountain Miners baseball field in Lyon Mountain. The baseball tradition in Lyon Mountain can be traced back as far as 1877, and the "Lyon Mountain Base Ball Club of the Chateaugay Ore Bed" had a practice field in Lyon Mountain in 1878.

The present ballfield, featuring a large grandstand and dugouts for both home and visiting teams, was dedicated in 1933 during the Great Depression. This was a major event for which the entire community turned out. The first ball was thrown out by Senator N. Monroe Marshall, who had played for the "Cummins Base Ball Club of Lyon Mountain" in 1881.

Baseball continues to play a major role in Lyon Mountain, and the team has had many outstanding performances over the years. They've won at least 26 regular-season titles, 17 playoff championships, and in a fifty-year period they had 44 winning seasons. The Lyon Mountain Miners are part of the Champlain Valley Baseball League. (Reference: Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town, 2004, by Lawrence P. Gooley).

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