Local “Field of Dreams” to Celebrate 10 Years of Baseball Operations
April 21st, 2018 at Rickey Henderson Field, at noon-426 45th Street, Oakland
Oakland Technical High School’s “Field of Dreams” was first dedicated 10 years ago-on April 01, 2008. It was renamed “Rickey Henderson Field” on October 03, 2009 to honor Oakland native, 1976 Oakland Tech graduate, and 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Rickey Henderson.
Please join us to celebrate 10 years of Baseball at “Rickey Henderson Field”!! The celebration begins at noon on April 21st at RHF (gates open at 11:30 a.m.), located on 45th Street between Telegraph Avenue and Webster Street in Oakland. Vince Cotroneo, since 2006 a partner in the Oakland A’s radio play-by-play tandem with Ken Korach, has agreed to MC the celebration.
This celebration is an opportunity to recognize and honor the many people who made this project possible. A host of additional individuals and organizations have helped with the care and growth of the facility since 2008. In particular, Oakland Unified School District made significant baseball field improvements and built out an adjacent turf soccer practice space for Oakland International High School in 2015. Original plans for a girl’s softball diamond at this same location have been transferred to nearby Emerson Elementary School, and we hope to see that project completed in the near future. Additional Celebration program details will be announced on April 17th.