In conjunction with Westgarth Baseball Club, UMBC takes great pleasure in announcing the 7th Annual ‘Heritage Game’, to be played at Ross Straw Field at 12.00pm on Sunday 24 August 2014.
Ross Straw Field was the first purpose built baseball facility in Victoria. The main diamond boasted Major League dimensions, all weather infield, sunk bases and home plate, back net, outfield fences and bleachers for spectators too.
Many VBA finals and exhibition matches have been played there over the years. Since the mid 1970s the fields have been home to the University of Melbourne Baseball Club. During the club’s tenancy, the grounds have played host to winter, summer and intervarsity matches and tournaments. Sadly, both diamonds shall be rendered unfit for baseball due to the East West Link project.