Hays Larks celebrate 75th anniversary in style

As soon as a Lark, usually a Lark.  Although their time in the program may be fleeting, every single participant that has donned a Hays Lark uniform is component of a longstanding and treasured baseball tradition.  And the tradition was celebrated in fashion on Friday night time at Larks Park. The Larks welcomed back […]

Former Lark Aaron Cornell hugs Larks' pitching coach Keith Harper as former Larks were honored between innings on Friday's night game.
Arlen Walters, who played and managed for the Hays Larks in the 1950s and 1960s is recognized between innings on Friday at Larks Park.
Former Lark Jim Leyritz, who won two World Series championships with the New York Yankees, acknowledges the crowd before Friday's game at Larks Park.

As soon as a Lark, usually a Lark. 

Although their time in the program may be fleeting, every single participant that has donned a Hays Lark uniform is component of a longstanding and treasured baseball tradition. 

And the tradition was celebrated in fashion on Friday night time at Larks Park.

The Larks welcomed back about 60 former players as the staff celebrated its 75th anniversary through a 10-4 get in excess of the Denver Cougars.

“The fellas, I never get to be with them but for a person summer season, occasionally a pair summers. It goes very brief,” Larks supervisor Frank Leo said. “But the associations, they are long lasting.”

For Leo, in his 40th season at the helm of the Larks, it was “a move again in time.”

Marilynn Veness

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