At this point once a very popular ball field existed. During the 1920's, Sunday afternoons meant baseball, with picnics and socializing before and after games. Every small town had at least one team (there were men's and women's teams), and many participated in this area, with the ‘Robinson ball nine' playing neighboring teams such as the Leonard St. Merchants and the Grand Rapids Moose Pastimers. Home games were played at this field. During this period, baseball truly was the american pastime in Ottawa County.

One local participant was Frank Secory, who was born in Iowa but grew up in Grand Haven. He learned the game locally and played on this field, and eventually went on to play for the Chicago Cubs (including getting a key hit against the Detroit Tigers in the 1945 World Series) and then went on to become an umpire in the baseball National League for 19 years.

Sources; Olive Wilhelms Gleave and Ruth Bethke Horton