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Community gathers for Deltaville Ballpark’s 75th anniversary

PHOTOS BY STEPHEN BLUEAmong those taking part in the Deltaville Deltas “Old Timers” reunion game were former Deltas’ first baseman and Mathews High standout Jonathan Dehoux, left, and former Delta and Gloucester High standout Neal Hogge, right.

“It has always been here, and I pray to God that it will always be here.”

Edward Harrow Sr.’s words at last weekend’s celebration of Deltaville Ballpark’s 75th anniversary season summed up the feelings of the more than 1,000 who attended the two-day event.

The longtime Deltaville resident was 14 years old when Deltaville’s ballpark was constructed in 1948. He and other longtime residents, former players, and supporters told many fantastic stories about the ballpark’s origins and life.

Deltaville Ballpark was packed for two nights of celebration, with a jazz and swing concert by Good Shot Judy highlighting Friday night, and a Deltaville Deltas vs Tappahannock Tides “Old Timers” reunion game of former players kicking off the fes...

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