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Midway's Complex

              Midway has one of the finest baseball complexes in New Castle County.  It is located behind the Forest Oak Elementary School and the Western Family YMCA, just off of Kirkwood Highway in New Castle County, DE.  There are five baseball fields at the complex, 3 on Forest Oak property, and 2 on YMCA property:

Tirrell Field - named after Midway founder and long-time volunteer and director, John Tirrell.  This lighted field features a 90' diamond and is used by the Junior and Senior Divisions.  It includes a small, two-story press box and storage building.  Many Junior and Senior state tournament games have been played on this field over the years.
Agnew Field - named after longtime Midway Major Orioles manager Jack Agnew.  This lighted field has a 60' diamond and is primarily used by the Major Division.  But all 12 and under teams get to play at least one game under the lights on this field.  Behind home plate is the two-story building that houses the concession stand and the clubhouse/meeting room/press box.  In 1998 and 2001, this field hosted the Major State Tournament.
Minor A Field - This field was lighted in 2012, has a 60' diamond, and is primarily used by the Minor A division.
Minor B Field - This field with a 60' diamond is located on YMCA property and is primarily used by the Minor B division.
Walker Field - This field on YMCA property is home to the T-Ball Division.  It is named after long-time Midway volunteer Dallas Walker, who along with Jack Agnew, did most of the work to build this field.

             Midway's complex also includes a batting cage and a large storage build on YMCA property.  The concession stand is named Jerry's Dugout, after long-time Midway volunteer Jerry Swarter.  Jerry was on the Board of Directors as Player Agent for over 20 years, and has been a leader of the Auxiliary and a regular volunteer in the concession stand for over 30 years.

            In the 1960's and 1970's, Midway used multiple fields around the area, including Linden Hill Elementary School, Heritage Park Elementary School, Skyline Middle School, Grendon Park, Del Park Manor, Eastburn Acres, Limestone Acres, and Murray Manor.  In the early 80's, the league started playing most, and eventually all games at the Forest Oak Complex.  At one time, Midway had a second 90' diamond located where the YMCA water park is now.  The first T-Ball field was located at the site of the current hockey rink, then briefly moved to the area behind RF of the Minor A field, before moving to the current site.
          The storage building was built in the late-1980s.  Before that, much of the equipment was stored at John Tirrell's house or the basement of Forest Oak.  Before the clubhouse was added in the late 1990's, league meetings were held at people's houses (and a few years at the Skyline Methodist Church).

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