Hydrocline Beach

View from across Brush Creek with the Grand Salami zone on the left and the Home Plate backstop on the right.

Hydrocline Beach, located at Humbug Mountain State Park on the Oregon Coast, was the sports first beach field. It was also the location for the game’s first three player game.

The field was tucked into the base of Humbug Mountain very near where Brush Creek reaches the ocean. The bases were formed from large driftwood logs and home plate was positioned where a huge uprooted stump could act as a home plate backstop.

The outfield was dominated by a tall sandy slope leading up to a grassy bench where, if a player could land a ball on the fly, would grant them a Grand Salami.

Field Name
Hydrocline Beach
LocationHumbug Mountain State Park
Elevation9 ft
Play Area Angle75°
Grand Salami ZoneLand on the Upper Bench of Sand.
Grand Salamis HitNone
Infield SurfaceLoose Beach Sand
Outfield SurfaceLoose Beach Sand
Outfield ObstaclesScattered Drift Wood
Beer Pope CoronationsNone
Inception Date6/13/2011
Total Regents to Play at the Field3
Largest CrowdMultiple Beach-goers and Pets - 6/13/2011
View of the infield.

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