BERN TWP., Pa. - Young baseball players in Berks County are going to get a taste of the big leagues.
A replica of Fenway Park's famous left field wall, known as the "Green Monster," is taking shape in Bern Township.
The "Berks Monster," as it's called, is being built at the county's Youth Recreation Facility. The 30-foot-high wall will be about seven feet shorter than the actual Green Monster.
The field is being named after late Reading-native and former Boston Red Sox player "Broadway" Charlie Wagner.
Kids will feel like they're playing in the majors when games start in May.
"The footprint of this field will very much replicate Fenway Park, so any kid that comes in here to play a game will get the feel that they're playing in a big league park," said Dan Clouser, president, Big Vision Foundation, which is spearheading the project.
The organization, formerly Berkshire Baseball, changed its name because it does a lot of community service, in addition to youth sports.
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