New Carlisle's Friendly Confines
|HOME||NC NEWTS||PHOTO GALLERY||HOME TOWN DAYS||ORWBL|
|Built during the summer of 2006 in New Carlisle, Indiana, Migley Field is a whiffle ball version of Chicago's Wrigley Field. The name of the ballpark comes from combining "Mini" and "Wrigley" to form "Migley."
The ballpark tries to imitate the home of the Chicago Cubs with simplified replicas of the famous red marquee sign and manually operated scoreboard. The Migley scoreboard is operated by chalk and can display scores of up to 4 games.
Atop the scoreboard, the flags of the Old Republic Whiffle Ball League's teams are flown to show the current standings of the National and American Leagues. At the conclusion of a game at Migley, a win or loss flag is flown to show the result of the day's game. A white flag with a blue "W" indicates a Newts' win, while a blue flag with a white "L" indicates a loss.
Flags celebrating the Cubs back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908 are proudly flown atop the red Migley Field sign.
The foul poles at Migley display Jack Brickhouse's saying of "Hey Hey," just like the foul poles at Wrigley. At the top of the foul poles are the flags honoring the four retired jersey numbers of the Chicago Cubs. Ernie Banks #14 and Ron Santo #10 fly from the left field pole, while Billy Williams #26 and Ryne Sandberg #23 fly from the right field pole.
Harry Caray is also honored at the ballpark, as his silhouette logo is displayed on the left field fence. Under Armour signs have been added to the outfield fence to recreate the doors in the outfield wall at Wrigley. Ivy was planted in 2007 and continues to grow up the chainlink fence.
Temporary lights are used for night games, although day whiffle ball is preferred at Migley. The first official night game was played on June 12, 2007, in which the Newts swept a 3-game series with National League rival Cornhole.
Migley Field has a seating capacity of 16. Box seats are located behind the plate. In 2008, a bleacher expansion project raised the capacity to 16 with the addition of left field bleachers.
Also added in 2008, an advertising board has been added behind home plate. Wrigley rooftops are represented with an EAMUS CATULI! sign beyond the right field fence and a Budweiser banner beyond left field.
At the conclusion of whiffle ball season, Migley transforms into John E. Nagy Field and hosts Snow Football League games in the winter.
Corner of Bray Street and Dunn Road
New Carlisle, IN
LF-78ft LC-81ft CF-85ft RC-81ft RF-77ft
HEIGHT OF FENCE
ORWBL ALL-STAR GAME: 2007, 2008
HOME TOWN DAYS CHAMPIONSHIP: 2006, 2007, 2008
SUPER SNOW BOWL I (2008)
SUPER SNOW BOWL II (2009)
|HOME OF THE NEW CARLISLE NEWTS|
|2007 Snow Football League Champions
2007 & 2008 Hannah & Friends Home Town Days Champions