A national gem of a ballpark

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita was named the fourth-best minor league baseball stadium by livability.com. The website praised the stadium, built in 1934, for its “interesting blend of old and new,” citing its manual scoreboard that features a goose laying an egg whenever the opposing team does not score. The website noted that the ballpark was one of the few that featured a natural grass outfield with an artificial turf infield — though that is changing as part of a $2 million renovation project that is placing artificial turf over the entire field. The top-rated stadium was Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.