KEYSER - The City of Keyser took advantage of the sunny fall day Tuesday to erect a large sign re-dedicating the Mill Meadow ball field as the Red Kitzmiller Baseball Field.

KEYSER - The City of Keyser took advantage of the sunny fall day Tuesday to erect a large sign re-dedicating the Mill Meadow ball field as the Red Kitzmiller Baseball Field.
Kitzmiller, who was streets and sewer supervisor and public works coordinator for the city until his death in 1992, began work on the field in 1991. When he died suddenly less than a year later, a group of volunteers took over the project and finished it.
The Keyser City Council recognized Kitzmiller’s contributions to the city and area children and youths several years ago by naming the field in his honor.
When the first game was played there, Kitzmiller’s widow Brenda was not only present, but was also given the honor of throwing out the first ball.
Tuesday, Brenda was again present when the city erected a large sign in her late husband’s memory.
Until Tuesday, it was pointed out, there was only a small sign near the dugout making note of Kitzmiller’s contributions.
Tuesday, a brand new sign created by E&S Fabrics was erected at the corner of the field where more people would see it.
Brenda expressed her gratitude to parks and recreation commissioner William Zacot and the employees of the city for obtaining and placing the sign.
“It makes me so proud,” she said.