Summer Diamonds: A Journey Thorugh 100 Years of Fairfax Amateur Baseball by Steve Palmer. Published in 1996. Steve Palmer is a native of Fairfax who grew up on a farm. On most summer days, when the chores were done, he pitched tattered baseballs at a rusty bedspring backstop until mosquitoes or darkness put an end to the neighborhood games. This book is a compilation of the history of baseball in Fairfax up until the mid-1990s. It includes photographs of the greats of Fairfax.