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Artificial turf set for local diamond

Officials say it will help curtail rainouts

Back in 1940, the Works Progress Administration built Fraser Field as a baseball diamond for Lynn kids who played high school ball. Few could envision that in the coming decades it would host the likes of future hall of famers Ted Williams and Roy Campanella, and Lynn teens — including Harry Agganis, Tony Conigiliaro, and Ken Hill — who would go on to the big leagues.

Last week, Lynn announced that it will spend $300,000 on new artificial turf at Fraser — a move that will shore up the stadium’s infrastructure, cut maintenance costs, and allow for fewer rain-canceled games.

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