Our Home Field, Guilliam Field
HBA’s home field is Guilliam. We also have limited access to Big Willow, the baseball fields at West Junior High, North Junior High and the field at Eisenhower. Over the years the board has made several investments into the fields. HBA is committed to providing the best experience for our players which includes the quality of our baseball fields. We are a volunteer program and rely on our board members, coaches, players and parents to help with the upkeep. We also coordinate with the City of Minnetonka and the school district throughout the year to keep the fields in the best possible condition.
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|Eisenhower||13 Travel & Prep||1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305|
|West Junior High||Travel & Majors||3830 Baker Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305|
|North Junior High||Travel & Majors||2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305|
|Big Willow||Travel & Majors||11522 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305|
|Guilliam||Travel, Prep & Majors||12101 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305|
|High School Varsity||Travel & Majors||2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305|
HBA uses fields owned by the City of Minnetonka, the City of Hopkins, and the Hopkins School District. The six available fields are as follows:
Guilliams (G) – Guilliams is HBA’s premier, exclusive field. It has bullpens and batting cages. It is a City of Minnetonka field that is used 100% by Hopkins Minnetonka Babe Ruth as it was dedicated by Roy Guilliams for such purpose. Guilliams has two pitching rubbers (one at approximately 53 feet for 13 year old “Prep” games and 60 feet for Majors and 14/15 year old age groups) and double-posted bases (approximately 80 feet for Prep and 90 feet for Majors and 14/15 year old ages groups). Since two thirds of all games for HBA involve 14/15 year old players, games involving such teams have first priority over Prep and/or 13 year old teams.
Eisenhower (IKE) – Eisenhower Field is a School District field adjacent to the elementary school. This field has 75’ base paths and is only used for Prep division house games. IKE does not have a batting cage but the hill on the first and third base lines are a nice place for parents to watch the game spread out on a blanket.
West Junior High (WJH) – West Junior High Field is a School District field adjacent to the junior high school. This field is used only for Majors and 14-15 year old team activities.
North Junior High (NJH) - North Junior High Field is a School District field adjacent to the junior high school. This is a larger field with permanent bases so only Majors games are scheduled here.
Big Willow (BW) – Big Willow is a City of Minnetonka field. This is a full size field (like the Varsity Field) and is used only for Majors and 14-15 year old games. HBA gets more dates to play hon this field than the Varsity Field and some dates include night games (generally after the School year is done).
Varsity (V) – Varsity is a School District field that is located on the north side of the High School. It is the field that the school Varsity and Junior Varsity teams play on. HBA gets very few dates on this field once school is out in June.