More than five years after improvements to the baseball field at Holbrook-Palmer Park were proposed by the Menlo-Atherton Little League, the new field will officially open at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at 150 Watkins Ave.
The field will be called Homer Field at Willie Mays Ballpark, honoring both Atherton resident and Hall of Fame baseball legend Willie Mays and Mike Homer, who donated much of the money for the park's original field. Mr. Homer, who died in 2008, had asked to name the field in honor of his father, James Homer.
The inaugural game will be between the Independent Electric Supply Scrappers and the Big Tray Dragons.
The main feature of the new facility is a covered grandstand designed to seat as many as 200 spectators, with bathrooms and storage. The project was paid for entirely by the Little League.