Finch Field

One of the entrances to Finch Field, Aug-2005.

A look at the seating from the first-base line.

The field is clearing at the end of an amateur game.

Quick Facts:
Here in Thomasville, in the heart of the North Carolina furniture industry, Finch Field saw its first action in 1935. At first a rival of neighboring High Point, the clubs soon merged and the Hi-Toms became one of the best-known teams in the area.

Unfortunately, the field was not well-maintained after the “golden age” of minor league baseball, and the grandstand eventually burned in 1982. What is visible here is a new grandstand, built in 2002 in order to help restore the field to its former glory.

The field is in exactly the same place as it has been since the 1930s, including a rise in the outfield in left and center field. The post-up scoreboard in left field went up in the 1950s, although the spaces for placing numbers were replaced within the last few years. The park is currently home to the Hi-Toms of the Coastal Plain League, a summer college wood-bat league.

Site visitor David Yemm reports that these photos are now outdated, as a brand-new covered aluminum grandstand is in place for the 2006 season. The 2006 state American Legion tournament will be played at Finch Field.

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