Redmond City Council unanimously votes to name baseball field for Les Dow

Hartman Park big field will be the site of Mickey Mantle State Tournament.

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:02pm
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Les Dow encourages his players during a baseball game. Photo courtesy of Dentz Pictures

Les Dow encourages his players during a baseball game. Photo courtesy of Dentz Pictures

Redmond City Council voted 7-0 on May 21 to name the big field at Hartman Park (home to Dow Baseball for 34 years) “Les Dow Field at Hartman Park,” according to Erin Dow, Les’ wife of 32 years. Les passed away Aug. 22, 2018 after a short battle with an unknown type of lung cancer at age 80.

The Mickey Mantle State Tournament will be held at “Les Dow Field” July 19-21 and will honor coach Dow as well. The official naming ceremony will be held during this tournament, time to be determined.

During his illustrious baseball career — much of it spent on the fields of Hartman Park — Les owned, managed and coached the Dow Baseball Club, winning three World Series titles and guiding his team to a World Series somewhere in the nation virtually every year.

“A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who supported this proposal,” Erin wrote on her Facebook page. She noted that John DeVore spearheaded this movement, and worked with the Redmond Parks Department and the City of Redmond, and she thanked Bill Shewey, Ed A. Coombs, Gary Coyer, Mark Dow and Dan Dow for their memorable speeches at the council meeting.

She added that peoples’ “letters, emails, social media comments and phone calls have given me strength and purpose that is immeasurable. It’s truly your field now Coach……”

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