A crowd takes in a Visalia Oaks game on the night of Aug. 30,1996, at Recreation Park. Renovations over the years have dressed up the ballpark, rebranded it and even seen a team nickname change but the experience of a game retains much of its small-town, old-fashion minor league feel.
A crowd takes in a Visalia Oaks game on the night of Aug. 30,1996, at Recreation Park. Renovations over the years have dressed up the ballpark, rebranded it and even seen a team nickname change but the experience of a game retains much of its small-town, old-fashion minor league feel. KURT HEGRE THE FRESNO BEE
A crowd takes in a Visalia Oaks game on the night of Aug. 30,1996, at Recreation Park. Renovations over the years have dressed up the ballpark, rebranded it and even seen a team nickname change but the experience of a game retains much of its small-town, old-fashion minor league feel. KURT HEGRE THE FRESNO BEE

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