Very little has changed since that fateful day when Joe DiMaggio's brother Vince hit the first ball out of this ballpark on June 18th 1940. It was so long ago that there weren't even fences built, so Vince DiMaggio had to chug around the bases (*according to the North Shore Navigators). Vince was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates who were playing an exhibition game here vs. the "Lynn All-Stars", to open up this ballpark in grand style. Before the war, those same Lynn All-Stars and Fraser Field would host Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox in front of 8,000 fans. Today, Fraser Field stands as a stunning piece of architecture from the 1940's in just about the same shape and looking nearly the identical in every way to how it looked on opening day, over 75 years ago.