Iconic baseball replaced at Vivion Field
Friday, April 6, 2012
A staple of Vivion Field since 1963, the large, iconic baseball has been replaced after it was vandalized last year.
Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department staff worked to place the new baseball at its spot atop the pole Tuesday, with members of the Vivion family cheering as the ball was placed. The 15-foot-pole also has been moved to a more prominent spot at the entrance to the field.
Paul Beck, park planner with the Parks and Recreation Department, said parks staff were working on the roof of the pavilion last year and three days later someone had vandalized the ball, originally commissioned by Ernie Vivion in 1963.
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