Tag Archives: Negro Leagues

Celebrating Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansIn the sunshine of a blustery spring morning in Paterson (NJ), Hinchliffe Stadium came back to life on Wednesday as several hundred people flocked to the historic ballpark to pay homage to its legacy and paint its walls.  Read more and watch video here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)

Digital Ballparks LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit historic Rickwood Field, former home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern Association/ League), Birmingham Black Barons (Negro Leagues), and current home of the annual Rickwood ClassicRead more and view huge photo gallery hereVisit the Friends of Rickwood website here.

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Legislation Introduced in Congress to Add Hinchliffe Stadium to National Park

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansU.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jeffrey Chiesa (R-NJ) and U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) on Wednesday introduced the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act, legislation that would make Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.  Read more here.

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Whitecaps Salute to the Negro Leagues

PRESS RELEASE – The Whitecaps will welcome six former Negro League players and the former owner of the Detroit Stars to West Michigan on Wednesday, July 20, as we salute the African-American players who grew up playing America’s game, but were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues.  The former players will be on hand to throw out a first pitch and sign autographs for fans in attendance! Continue reading

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RiverDogs Tip Caps to Negro League Baseball (Yesterday)

PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs will get a glimpse of history when the club concludes Larry Doby Heritage Weekend on Sunday, June 12. The RiverDogs and Greenville Drive will step back in time as they don the throwback jerseys of the Newark Eagles and Homestand Grays, two historic Negro Leagues franchises. Continue reading

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Two Negro Leagues Legends to Attend ‘Grand Slammer’

PRESS RELEASE – The man they call “Lefty” once played under Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe. The man Buck O’Neil nicknamed “Baby” once challenged the great Satchel Paige in a showdown people still talk about. Continue reading

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Saving Hinchliffe Stadium

ESPN Page 2 columnist Paul Lukas recently visited Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ), the deteriorating former 10,000-seat home of the Negro Leagues’ New York Black Yankess and New York Cubans.  Efforts have been underway for some time by a local preservation group to save the park, and there is hope.  Citizens approved a Continue reading

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Union County College to Host Negro Leagues Baseball Program

Union County College in Cranford, NJ, will play host to a Black History Month program called “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Negro Leagues Baseball at Yankee Stadium 1930-1948.”  One of the guest speakers will be Robert Scott, former pitcher and first baseman for the New York Black Yankees.  The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30-9:15 p.m. at the Roy Smith Auditorium.  Read more here.

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Negro Leagues Baseball Stamp Available Soon

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled the artwork for a stamp that will pay tribute to the Negro Leagues.  The new stamp is expected to be available in June.  It’s a great looking stamp and a must have for any collection.  Read more here

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City of Paterson to Renovate Hinchliffe?

Hinchliffe Stadium, the 77-year old Negro League ballpark in Paterson, NJ that has deteriorated and become a major eyesore over the years, may finally be saved.  Earlier this month, 80 percent of voters in Paterson voted to support a non-binding referendum that authorizes the city to determine the ways and means of restoring the old park.  The referendum also appropriated $15 million for the project.  Construction could begin as early as 2011.  Read more here.

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