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The Charity of Wiffle Ball

In Essex, Vermont there’s a scale replica of a famous baseball park. In fact, there are two. In 2000, Pat O’ Connor had the crazy idea to build a version of Boston’s famed Fenway Park in his backyard. The following year he began to hold Wiffle ball tournaments to raise money for various charities. Later, he built another field next door- Little Wrigley.  Fast forward to 2013, and those two fields host dozens of charity tournaments each year, and have helped to raise more than 2 million dollars.  And there’s talk of yet another field.  As the baseball- and Wiffle ball- season heats up, we thought we’d call Pat and see what’s  in store.

Read and hear about a visit to Little Fenway.

Listen to a previous interview with Pat O'Connor.

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