Karl Lindholm: Kitty, Tony, Minnie, Gil, Bud & Buck: About time!

We now have a Vermonter in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Karl Lindholm: Campy, Newk and New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium

I have wanted to go to a game in Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H., for a long time because of the park’s historical significance.Finally, this summer I did, on Aug. 12, the very last day of the season for the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures College Bas … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Bat lefty — it’s a big deal!

You want your kid to be a major leaguer, and make a ton of money, so you can retire and live on Easy Street?Well, turn him around!Make sure he bats left-handed, from day one, from the day he first picks up that fat red plastic kid bat, or some other kiddi … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: A marriage of true (baseball) minds: Giants-Red Sox

As she was exploring the campus on her very first day at Middlebury College in August 1986, young professor Brett Millier encountered Frank Kelley, the director of residential life, who engaged her in lively conversation as was his wont.Frank learned that … (read more)

Former Red Sox draftee enjoying life after baseball

CRAFTSBURY — For six years Monkton native and former Mount Abraham Union High School and Addison County American Legion standout pitcher Tyler Pelland played professional baseball.Although the Boston Red Sox drafted the left-hander in 2002, he spent most … (read more)

The Tyler Pelland File

This is a sidebar to this feature story on former Red Sox draftee Tyler Pelland.CRAFTSBURY — Tyler Pelland, now 37 and a happy family man in Craftsbury, compiled eye-popping numbers as a left-handed pitcher at Mount Abraham Union High School before being … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Spaceman, Lake Monsters, and bliss

This week’s column is written in a similar spirit to those of the other sports columnist, the angler, who takes us to lakes, ponds, and streams through sylvan glades to his favorite fishing spots.He describes with precise detail the bliss he feels casting … (read more)

Leagues name baseball stars

ADDISON COUNTY — Eleven members of the Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school baseball teams earned postseason recognition from either the Lake Division or the Southern Vermont League’s B Division.Four Eagles received First Team honor … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Robin Roberts, Ray Fisher, and the 2nd Northern League of Vermont

In the last game of his sophomore year at Michigan State in 1946, Robin Roberts lost 2-0 to archrival Michigan, coached by a 58-year-old Ray Fisher.At game’s end, Fisher asked the Michigan State ace if he would like to play summer ball in Vermont. After a … (read more)

VUHS players help North baseball players sweep South

WESTMINSTER — A big inning in each game in a Friday doubleheader propelled the North to a doubleheader sweep of the South in the 2021 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association North-South Senior Classic Friday night at Bellows Falls Union High’s Hadley Field. … (read more)

No county Legion baseball this season

ADDISON COUNTY — For the second straight summer, there will be no Addison County American Legion baseball.Bristol American Legion Post 19 officer Ron LaRose confirmed last week that not enough candidates showed up at two recent tryouts to allow Addison Co … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Centennial and Rickwood Fields, baseball shrines

Centennial Field in Burlington is Vermont’s baseball shrine.Constructed from 1904 to 1906, Centennial has been the site of stirring baseball action for nearly a century and a quarter. The Catamounts of the University of Vermont played their first game the … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Road trip! To WooSox-Land!

OK, baseball fans, if you could build a ballpark, the perfect ballpark, and you had the money and the clout to make it happen, what would it look like? How would it reflect contemporary architectural amenities and still maintain an appreciation for baseba … (read more)

Baseball teams fall in postseason play

ADDISON COUNTY — The local high school baseball season came to an end on Tuesday, when No. 6 Vergennes came up short in a Division III semifinal.The Mount Abraham and Otter Valley nines each lost late last week in D-II road quarterfinals after winning fir … (read more)

County baseball teams win in playoffs

ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley baseball teams all posted comfortable wins at home in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday. All three will also head onto the road for Friday quarterfinals. EAGLESOn Tuesday the Eagles, … (read more)