With help from Geiger Brothers, the Jackson High School baseball field entered a new era with the dedication and first use of a major improvement.
The late Dick “Sparky” Haller served as Jackson High School baseball coach for many years and the Huron Street field had been renamed in his honor in 1990. On Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010, a pre-game ceremony highlighted the dedication of a new permanent granite monument designating the facility as Haller Field and the unveiling of a new scoreboard.
Geiger Brothers designed, built and installed the frame for the new scoreboard. Company craftsmen built the frame and sleeves in the Geiger Brothers fabrication shop. Then at the site, craftsman removed the old scoreboard, posts and concrete base and set the new sleeves. Several days of Geiger Brothers work at the field finished with installation of the new frame by crane on April 16. The 24-feet wide x 14-feet tall frame weighed just over 1,900 pounds. The steel posts and sleeves combined weighed another 3,700 pounds and were set in 21 cubic yards of concrete.
Speakers at the dedication included the honored coach’s son, Paul Haller, who said Geiger Brothers “stepped up to the plate” by building the frame and installing the scoreboard. “It’s been a tremendous team effort to get the scoreboard up in the last few days for this home game today,” he concluded.