Baseball - Softball
There are three major fields devoted to baseball and softball, Heckscher Ballfields
, The Great Lawn
and the North Meadow
by far the smallest field but by no means the least popular is located in the southern part of the Park between 63rd and 65th Street. Some of the toughest softball players in the borough of Manhattan dominate the fields on the weekends. The Great Lawn
located at the center of the Park attracts younger enthusiasts who play a much less vigorous game.
The North Meadow
at the northern end of the Park attracts many players from local baseball leagues eager to get a chance to hear the umpire's cry.
With the enormous popularity of the fields only the most aggressive teams and players get a chance to field a ball at any of them since they are always in demand.