The town rededicated a baseball field in honor of two of their own past residents Saturday morning, as a new sign was unveiled at Heritage Park.
It is once again known as Stewart-Moore Memorial Field.
George Stewart was a police officer and firefighter for the town. He worked 96 straight hours rescuing residents when Hurricane Donna struck in 1955.
He developed pneumonia and died because of his work.
The field was originally dedicated in 1956, but the original memorial had been stolen.
Stewart's son, who was 4-years-old when his father died, said it means a lot to have the name back up at the field.
"You hear stories about your dad, but that's about it," said Thomas Stewart. "After 57 years, the whole memory is gone from everybody in town. To see the sign, to see this picture, this is more of a permanent plaque for him now and that means everything to me."
The other half of the field name belongs to Clarence Moore, who was Thomas Stewart's great-grandfather.
Moore played a pivotal role in establishing little league baseball in Springfield and East Longmeadow.
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