FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – It takes more than rain to stop a popular Fort Wayne tradition, Mr. Mac Day.
Thousands of young baseball players came out for Mr. Mac day.
It has been a really tough summer, weather wise, for Wildcat baseball, and Friday was no exception. An early morning downpour almost cancelled the event for only the 2nd time in its history.
Over 2,600 Wildcatters played baseball this summer, and Mr. Mac Day is the traditional end of the summer party complete with all-star games and competitions. Wet fields forced them to cancel games and some activities Friday, but many kids didn't notice.
Wildcat had to put safety first, by cancelling numerous games this summer that were scheduled for afternoons when the temperatures reached the upper 90's.
Wildcat Baseball has been around since 1961, and true local historians remember when baseball greats like Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams came to town.
For many of these youngsters, this is their first experience with baseball and their excitement is the best measurement of the program's success
Wildcat Baseball wouldn't be possible without the McMillen Foundation, most sites will wrap up their league championships in the next week.
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