April 17, 2019 – Lewis Contractors’ decade-long relationship with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation continues as crews broke ground this month to construct a low maintenance synthetic turf baseball field on the grounds of Frederick Douglass High School in west Baltimore. As with all of the previous fields completed by Lewis, the new Brooks Robinson Field will provide a safe environment for Baltimore’s youth to build character for their adult lives, learn critical life lessons, and inspire at risk youth to succeed.
In addition to the artificial turf baseball field, this project will include a new digital scoreboard, dugouts for the players, and bleachers for the fans. Lewis Contractors has teamed with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation on nearly a dozen fields over the past ten years to complete installations for similar neighborhoods, including fields for Archbishop Curley High School, the Eddie Murray Field at James Mosher Elementary School, and the Babe Ruth Field at St. Agnes Hospital, among many others.
Serving as the home field to the Frederick Douglass Eagles, the Brooks Robinson Field will offer opportunity for the physical and mental development of Baltimore’s youth. With this in mind, the new field will be named for a Baseball Hall of Fame and Rawlings Gold Glove honoree, Brooks Robinson, who supported the project and remains an inspiration to so many. Perhaps even more fitting, balls hit to the outfield will provide fans enjoying “America’s Game” a picturesque view of the Baltimore cityscape rising in the distance.
Lewis Contractors is proud to partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation once again, and remains committed to helping improve the lives of the young people of Baltimore.