There was more than a chill in the air when BGE, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the community celebrated a new youth development park in West Baltimore. There was a feeling that something special was taking place.
Former Baltimore Orioles greats Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken, Jr. joined Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, City Council President Jack Young, BGE CEO Calvin Butler and members of James Mosher Baseball to cut the ribbon on Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park.
The youth development park, one of BGE’s 200th anniversary legacy gifts to Maryland, will host after-school programs and serve as the home field for James Mosher baseball- the oldest continuously operating African-American youth baseball league in the country.
“James Mosher Baseball is special to anyone who ever played or coached here,” said Rod Easter of Easter LSF, LLC., Consulting and former player and current team sponsor for James Mosher Baseball.
“Like the James Mosher Baseball League, BGE has deep roots in Baltimore, and we are extremely proud to provide this legacy gift to the city we have called home for more than 200 years,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE.
Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park features a synthetic turf baseball diamond equipped with dugouts, a backstop, and a digital scoreboard. The field will be gifted to and maintained by the Baltimore City Public School system.
“Every child deserves a positive environment where they can play and grow while surrounded by caring adults who can teach them important life lessons,” said Cal Ripken Jr.
“Our vision is for every young person who steps onto this field to dream big and realize there are countless opportunities out there for them,” said Butler.