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Little Rock's Lamar Porter Complex Welcomes Brooks Robinson June 15

Baseball great helps kick off a multi-million dollar fundraising effort to restore the complex.
Photo courtesy: lamarporterfield.org (The dugouts as they look today).
Photo courtesy: lamarporterfield.org (The dugouts as they look today).
Photo courtesy: lamarporterfield.org (The dugouts as they look today).
Photo courtesy: lamarporterfield.org (The dugouts as they look today).
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Little Rock native Brooks Robinson, who was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, returns to his hometown on Saturday, June 15, to lead the birthday festivities for the field where he first honed his playing skills.

Lamar Porter Field, at the corner of 7th and Johnson Streets in the Stifft Station neighborhood, will mark its 77th year, making it the oldest actively-used baseball stadium in the state of Arkansas. The complex also includes the Billy Mitchell Boys and Girls Club.

Robinson, who played his entire 23-year major league career with the Baltimore Orioles, will help kick off a multi-million dollar effort to restore the facilities and grounds to better serve the city's youth.

The program will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lamar Porter Field.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at Sportstop (10720 Rodney Parham Road).

Each ticket includes admission to the event, a hot dog, soft drink and popcorn.

Robinson will be available to sign autographs as well.

All proceeds will benefit the campaign to restore the Lamar Porter Field and complex.

The Lamar Porter Field website has a donate option (click here) now available for anyone who wants to support the renovation project.
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