Seacoast Mavericks

Leary Field

 

With its iconic wood grandstand reminiscent of classic old-time baseball, Leary Field has a rich history and tradition for hosting the Seacoast area’s top athletes.  Originally named South Playground, it was home to the Portsmouth Baseball Club and the Atlantic Corporation in the late 1800s. With a dream team of players including Portsmouth’s hometown hero Walter Wood, who would go on to play major league ball for the Chicago Orphans, Louisville Colonels, and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Atlantic Corporation was considered a powerhouse in Seacoast area baseball.  South Playground then played host to the Sunset League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the nation, and eventually in 1956 was  renamed Leary Field after Portsmouth Mayor John J. Leary. 

 

Leary Field is located in a family-friendly neighborhood setting within easy walking distance to downtown Portsmouth’s many high quality shops, restaurants, inns, and hotels.  Named one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by ForbesTraveler.com and ranked fourth on Outside Magazine’s “Top 20 Towns in America,” Portsmouth is nationally recognized as a top family vacation destination  and the crown jewel of the Seacoast area.  

Directions and Parking

Because Leary Field is located in a residential area, we ask all of our fans and participants to follow the following directions and parking instructions:

Location-The field is located off Parrott Ave in Portsmouth New Hampshire-directly across from the Portsmouth Public Library.

Directions- For GPS, please use 175 Parrott Avenue as your destination and this will bring you to the library-field is across the street.  From I95, use the Market Street Exit towards downtown Portsmouth. Veer right on Russell street in front of the Sheraton.  Take right onto Deer Street. Take left onto Maplewood Ave.Take a left onto State Street. Take right onto Pleasant Street. Veer right on Junkins ave and park.

Parking-There are several options for parking.  The municipal lot on Parrott Ave, the South Mill Playground Lot, Parrott Avenue , Portsmouth Middle School Lot, and the public library lot.  There is no parking allowed on Rockland Street or Richards Avenue for Mavericks games.