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Hays Larks Association

Welcome back to Hays Larks Baseball!

in 2021 we celebrated “Hays Larks 75 Years of baseball at Larks Park”. Throughout the years Larks Park has served the community of Hays by being one of the best places to watch baseball, hang out with friends and make memories.  Having hosted thousands of fans from all over the world since 1940, ‘Larks Park’ with its dedicated staff & community support, has proudly stood the test of time.

Join us as we add another year at Larks Park. This is Hays Larks Baseball .

Get detailed stats, recaps & more.

Join us on

Military Appreciation Night at Larks Park
Saturday, June 15th, 2024. Sponsored by the Hays VFW Auxiliary, The VFW & Kiwanis club.


Live on YouTube

Don’t miss any moments with the Hays Larks, Live on YouTube!

Since 2018 the Hays Larks have been streaming to Youtube. Games are saved into playlists by year. So whether you want to watch live or view later, you can find them on our Channel.

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2023 Playlist



Larks Camp

Each year the Hays Larks hosts Summer Camp. Sign up before June 1st!

All Skills
Pitching | Catching
Hitting

TEAMWORK | RELATIONSHIPS

Larks Camp not only provides the tools to increase your baseball skills, it also allows players to build fundamental life skills and relationships that last a lifetime.

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HAYS LARKS BASEBALL CAMP

Enjoy a fun time and learn to play baseball with the Hays Larks.  The instructors are the Larks players and staff themselves! We look forward to seeing you.


HITTING | THROWING | FIELDING | RUNNING

Instruction will cover: hitting, throwing, fielding and base running. A controlled game will be played each day. The last day of camp will feature contests in the various areas of the game

HITTING | BUNTING | MECHANICS

Instruction will cover hitting and bunting mechanics. Practice time will include station work.

CARE | WARM UP | MECHANICS | PICKOFFS

Pitching instruction will include: care and warming up of the arm, pitching mechanics, fielding and pickoff moves. Catchers will receive instruction on receiving, throwing and blocking. Various drills will be used for practice.


Larks History

The city of Hays has a long-standing baseball history. Records show that the game was played as early as 1869 as a team of soldiers from Fort Hays challenged the Hays Town Team to a game. Photographs have been found as early as 1901 of the Hays Team...

Newspaper research and an interview with Gene "Dusty" Glassman brings into view a storied background of semi-pro baseball through...

Larks Park

THE START OF
SOMETHING NEW

During the 40's, the current baseball stadium came into being and fans flocked to the games, lining the foul lines with their cars and picnic blankets and chairs. Kids hustled after foul balls for a nickel and ran up and down the cars looking for empty pop bottles for a rebate of 2¢...

New Stadium More Fun

Players shining during those years included Glassman, Walters, Les Pelzel, Tony Ruder, Marvin "Lefty" Dreiling, "Lefty" Braun, Hilary Schumacher, Tony "Red" Pfeifer, Hess Ruder, Bill Walters, Ed Wasinger and Earl Hobbs, who years later lured...

In comes the Jayhawk League

In 1976, the Jayhawk League was formed. This is an NCAA sanctioned summer collegiate league...