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TAG: head groundskeeper

Yankees New Jersey farm team goes from underwater to playing ball in 2 weeks following Ida

October 18, 2022By

Somerset Patriots Head Groundskeeper Dan Purner talks about how his crews got the field back in playing shape following Hurricane Ida’s massive floodwater. read more

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Reflections on a career in groundskeeping

June 18, 2020By

Bob Christofferson, former head groundskeeper for the Seattle Mariners, relays how grounds maintenance has changed over the span of 40 years, offers advice to future groundskeepers and more. read more

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Life lessons from David Mellor, Fenway Park’s most resilient man

March 16, 2018By
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When it comes to challenges, Boston Red Sox Senior Director of Grounds David Mellor has seen more than his fair share. And not obstacles like not getting into his dream college, or not getting the job he wanted. The man has been hit by not one, but two cars in his lifetime and still, remarkably, is one of the most... read more

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From the kid at Wrigley Field to the groundskeeper of Soldier Field

November 20, 2015By

  When he was a kid, Ken Mrock would ride his bike from his home on the west side of Chicago to Cubs games at Wrigley Field. As a native Chicagoan, Mrock says he’d always been a sports fan, but he never imagined that when he grew up he would be the head groundskeeper for the Chicago Bears. “As a... read more

MLB Groundskeepers induct Pete Flynn, Pat Santarone to HOF

January 14, 2015By

The Association of Major League Baseball Groundskeepers will induct Pete Flynn of the New York Mets and the late Pasquale ‘Pat’ Santarone, formerly of the Baltimore Orioles, to its Hall of Fame. They were honored Jan.11 at Coors Field in Denver, home to the Colorado Rockies. Flynn began his career as an “Original Met” working on the field during the team’s inaugural... read more