Wiffleball is a game most all of us have played, as kids or adults. I started playing Wiffleball when I was a kid growing up on Cape Cod. I have thousands of memories of long summer afternoons playing with my dad and my 'summer' friends.
As inevitably happens, I moved on to other things. Then in 2006 I went to The World Baseball Classics at Petco Field in San Diego. Tucked in the outfield was a beautiful wiffleball field full of little kids. Memories came flooding back. I was determined to hang on to them.
I came home and build a wiffleball field in my backyard. After a few summers, that wasn't cutting it so I sold my house and moved to a new one with a yard that had the room to build my dream Wiffleball Stadium. My gem was Little Ebbets Field, a replica of Ebbets Field. I built the majority of the field myself. The project was actually featured on NECN and in The Boston Globe.
My family and I went on to host thousands of games, tournaments and charity events.
I wanted to share my story, so I wrote the book Backyard Ball. This is a fun, how-to book filled with images, stories and more about a dozen years I spent playing Wiffle Ball and Building Fields. Start your backyard fun today!More info →
From The Back Cover - Author Michael Hermann, president of Wicked Cow Entertainment, and The Wiffle Ball Inc.'s, brand managers, gives readers an inside look at this palatial Wiffle get-up and at the best Wiffle fields around, as well as the down-and-dirty on how in 1953 a down-on-his luck shoe polish salesman and his 16-year-old son concocted the first Wiffle Ball from spare perfume packaging, turning a plastic orb into an American icon. You'll explore The Science of Wiffle, and why a Wiffle Ball, well, "waffles." You'll also learn all the how to's: how to build the best field; how to throw the best sinker ball; and how to best tape up a Wiffle Bat. And best of all, major leaguers and A-list celebs will share their fondest and funniest Wiffle memories.More info →