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Baltimore Redbirds will host free baseball clinic in Catonsville featuring former Major League baseball players

Baltimore Redbirds will host free baseball clinic in Catonsville featuring former Major League baseball players

Tim Tacka’s joyous reaction, when he saw the banner hanging on the backstop of the baseball field called the Weltmer Bowl, was like a child seeing a professional baseball stadium field for the first time.

The sign reads, Home of the Baltimore Redbirds, and it’s draped along the entire backstop on the field that is nestled on the grounds at the Spring Grove State Hospital in Catonsville.

Tacka, the Director of Operations for the non-profit Baltimore Redbirds organization and coach of the 15-and-under Redbirds this summer, was the leader in the project to restore the field that was built in 1936 and named after the hospital’s superintendent, Silas W. Weltmer, M.D.

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