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Monday, May 30, 2011

On Location: George Brett Field

Each card will present a stadium or other baseball landmark I've visited. This is card number fifteen in the series...

George Brett had three brothers, who also attended El Segundo High School. John Stevenson is the winningest coach in California high school baseball, and passed away in January of 2010. He coached El Segundo for 50 years.

This field is somewhat unique in that left field features a very steep hill:


  1. Beautiful ground. It reminds me of the old days when I used to play cricket with my friends and enjoyed a lot in that field. Now that field has turned into appartments.

  2. The card is incorrect. This is Stevenson Field at Recreation Park in El Segundo (as seen on the scoreboard in the picture). It is named after George Brett’s high school coach, John Stevenson and was Brett’s high school home field. However, there is another field at the same park that was dedicated to George Brett in 1999, not this one.

    1. That it is. My information was incorrect! That was back in the day before I had an iPhone and the world at my fingertips. I obviously noticed the wrong name on the field, but wasn't able to figure out that there was an other field on the opposite side of the park.

      For anyone who is interested, there are three ballparks at this park. Next to Stevenson Field is a softball field, and then behind right field, and the tennis courts, is George Brett Field. Unfortunately, George Brett Field isn't as nice as Stevenson Field, but the scoreboard does say George Brett Field there... or at least it did on the 2012 image I found in Google Maps. It looks like it serves as a soccer or football field in addition to a baseball field.

      If/when I ever make it back to the LA area, I might have to return to El Segundo to get new photos. Thank you, Anonymous, for the information!