Memories of McCoy: A look back at when the ballpark was a hit with families and fans
In 2020, the Pawtucket Red Sox and their fans were to celebrate the team’s 50th and final season.
But, because of the pandemic, that never occurred.
Now, as the team begins a new era in Worcester, 12 News wanted to give you look back at the history, the magic, and the myriad of memories made at McCoy Stadium.
In this 12 on 12 Digital Original, join us on a trip down memory lane, meet the artist who created the murals featured throughout the stadium, and find out what the ballpark’s future might hold. Plus – share with us your own memories of McCoy using the form below.
Construction on Pawtucket Stadium was completed in 1942 and a few years later, it was named in honor of the late Mayor Thomas McCoy. A variety of teams played there on-and-off until 1970, when the Boston Red Sox relocated their affiliate from Pittsfield.
Photos: Big Leaguers in Pawtucket
Many big-name stars spent time playing at McCoy Stadium, whether they were coming up through the Red Sox farm system or on a rehab assignment.
Share Your Memories of McCoy
For decades, McCoy Stadium was a great place for families and friends to take in a game. But it wasn’t all baseball. From concerts and graduations to the annual Fourth of July fireworks, memories were made on that field in a variety of ways. Share yours using the form below, and check out our gallery so far.
Reporters – Patrick Little, Karen Adams (archive) Executive Producer – Shaun Towne Photographers/Editors – J.P. Smollins, Nick Blair Graphic Designer – Lisa Mandarini Special Thanks – Jen Quinn, Lee Dooley, James Bartone, Susan Tracy-Durant, Karen Rezendes
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