Cleve Borman Field - Yountville, Calif.
That famous Napa Valley weather and its world-famous scenery are part of the draw at Cleve Borman Field. What makes it even cooler is that it has a historic feel, and holds a special place in the hearts of many veterans. The stadium is located on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville and hosts the California finals for American Legion baseball each year. Vintage (Napa, Calif.) plays home games there and Napa High has also been a tenant in the past.
"What makes Borman Field such a special place starts with entering the Veteran's Home grounds. It's like a time warp back to a much simpler time, one that would make Norman Rockwell proud. Upon entering the grounds you drive through the 'tunnel of trees' and as spring turns to summer the trees fill out, creating a canopy of shade as you climb the hill at the posted 20 mph. As you head further up the hill at the posted 15 mph, you wind your way around a few bends until the Veteran's Home pool comes into view that after Memorial Day, is full of local children enjoying the sun and water. Just past the pool the field appears to the right. The large covered grandstand is a throwback to the older minor league facilities one might find in the midwest. From there, the vines on the fence, the finely kept playing surface, and the hills of the Napa Valley acting as a backdrop, it's a sight to behold. There are areas to picnic and barbecue, horseshoe pits and of course a friendly veteran is always there to share a smile and words of encouragement for the players. Playing at Borman Field is more than just a game. It truly is a memorable experience for all to take in."- Todd Pridy, Napa High coach