The Fort Myers Miracle, a Single A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, play at William H. Hammond Stadium. The stadium was named for Hammond because of many years of leadership and service to Lee County. Hammond Stadium, built in 1991, is shared by the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox for spring training. Tonight the Miracle was playing the Lakeland Tigers. Attendance for the game was around 300. The seating capacity is 9,300. Our seats were right behind the first base dugout, 3 rows back. There is individual seating on the lower level and bleacher back seats in the upper level. Lakeland led for most of the game, but Fort Myers came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to win the game 3-2. The box score was Lakeland R-2, H-6, E-2 and Fort Myers R-3, H-7, E-0. Good pitching was displayed by both teams. The field lines are RF & LF-330' and CF-405'. One of the mid-inning contests had three young people running inside of mattress covers. The lanes in the parking lot are named after Twins Hall of Fame players. The stadium looks like a castle with a tower from the outside. There is a large cascading fountain in the front. New Logo 2011.
Attractions
Edison-Ford Winter Estates contains the adjacent homes off Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Stroll through lush botanical gardens, tour the two homes and Edison's laboratory. View an extensive collection of inventions and memorabilia in the museum. Fee.