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Category Archives: Human Interest
The Texas Rangers are starting their final homestand at Globe Life Park, their home for the past 26 seasons. Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com interviewed longtime members of the Rangers family to learn their favorite memories of the ballpark. Their thoughts are in this article, originally penned for USA TODAY Sports Weekly. Read more here. He also provided a timeline of the biggest events in the ballpark’s history. Read more here.
A years-long campaign to bring awareness about historic Hamtramck Stadium has led to a unique fundraising opportunity to restore the park through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The former home of the Detroit Stars is one of only five Negro National Leagues ballparks still standing in the United States. Read more here.
The Washington Nationals this week became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. The “Apollo at the Park” program is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon. Read more here.
Neil Armstrong spacesuit statues are coming soon to a participating ballpark near you: https://t.co/PdRW85UOsX 👨🚀⚾️
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) June 4, 2019
Nearly 44 years ago, Elton John performed two sold-out concerts in Dodger Stadium. It was the first rock show in the stadium since The Beatles nearly a decade before. More than 100,000 people flooded the stadium on Oct. 25 and 26, 1975. These concerts are featured prominently in the new biographical film Rocketman. Read more here.
Tucked away behind a row of old buildings on West Street, an unassuming parking lot leaves barely a trace of its glory days as Raleigh’s minor league baseball stadium — Devereaux Meadow. Read more and view photos here.