|Portland v. Houlton in Houlton c1895 - click to enlarge|
Photo: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum via www.mainememory.net
Even I can remember when almost each town had a team, the Lebanon team used to play three of four games a week at Goodall Field in Sanford. We used to have a great time at those games. Now most of those teams are history as are many of the fields. Kids don't go outdoors as much and form "teams" of four or five on a side - we used to play with four of us, each had our own score and we just rotated positions - it worked.
|Bowdoin College Team c1896 - click to enlarge|
Photo: Maine Historical Society via www.mainememory.net
|Cabot Mill Team in 1930 playing in Brunswick - click to enlarge|
Photo: Pejepscot Historical Society via www.mainememory.net
Now there is Little League and Senior Little League (World Series in Bangor, Maine), American Legion teams and college teams in Maine for those who care to play or watch; but it seems the neighbor kids playing everyday outdoors are rarely seen.