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Story behind the place: Ritz Field

Series: Story Behind the Place | Story 3

Biff Warren

Underappreciated Rockies pitcher Kevin Ritz lent his name to this little league field west of Niwot.

Niwot Youth Sports baseball was thriving in the 1990s and was in desperate need of additional fields for its over 500 ballplayers. NYS was limited to local school fields and borrowed land for much of its then 20-year history. The situation was not ideal for a growing program.

Former NYS Softball director Jim Martinsen reached out to the Left hand Water District in hopes of securing land for fut...

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