While working on an article on Wrigley Field’s long history for USA Today Sports Weekly, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com interviewed political commentator, Pulitzer Prize winner, and baseball fan George Will, who just released a book on The Friendly Confines entitled A Nice Little Place on the North Side. Read full interview here. Read more about Will’s book here.
PRESS RELEASE – It is often imitated, but never duplicated. There are those that erroneously feel they have the world’s shortest race. You can search high and low, from one end of the globe to the other, but there is only one place to find a race that begins and ends in the same place in the time it takes to shoot off the start/finish pistol. Continue reading
Cincinnati’s Elder High School will be hosting the grand opening of the new Jack Adam Baseball Stadium Saturday, April 19. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:45 AM. Read more and view photos here. Elder is an all-male, college-preparatory high school within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Panthers have won 12 state baseball titles.
Experts say an excavation at the site of Nashville’s future Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) uncovered ancient artifacts, including broken pottery from a salt factory dating back to 1150 A.D. Despite the discovery, digging to find more artifacts has stopped and construction of the ballpark is moving forward. Read more and view photos here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: AT&T Park’s McCovey Cove. Read more and view photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops), announced today that they have extended their affiliation with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) through the 2016 season. The Hops have been a Diamondbacks affiliate since 2001. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Easter Sunday, April 20th, the Jacksonville Suns will unveil their brand new all-yellow alternate uniforms as the suns take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 3:05pm. Continue reading