This year the Hays Larks will celebrate 75 Years of baseball at Larks Park. During this time 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.
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.
This years (2021) Larks Camp will be held at Larks Park.
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
June 7,8,9,10 9:30-12:00 Boys entering grades 2-8 Cost $60 ($50 for 2nd family member)
CARE | WARM UP | MECHANICS | PICKOFFS
Pitching & Catching
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.
June 16,17 9:30-11:00 Boys entering grades 4-8 Cost: $35 ($30 for 2nd family member)
HITTING | BUNTING | MECHANICS
Instruction will cover hitting and bunting mechanics. Practice time will include station work. The indoor hitting facility (two batting cages) will be utilized
June 22,23 9:30-10:30 Boys entering grades 2-4 10:45-11:45 Boys entering grades 5-8 Cost: $30 ($25 for 2nd family member)
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...
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¢...
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...