Category Archives: Human Interest

Two Years After Fire, New Tink Larson Field Readies for Debut

More than two years after a fire destroyed the 1938-era structure, the revamped Tink Larson Community Field in Waseca (MN) is nearing its grand re-opening.  Read more and see photo here.  See photo of old ballpark here.  See fire photo here.

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Body Found in Freezer at SunTrust Park

The body of an employee was found in a freezer at SunTrust Park, the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday afternoon.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Yawkey Foundation Blasts Red Sox Petition to Rename Street

The Yawkey Foundation issued a statement Wednesday following an announcement from the Boston Red Sox that the club had filed a formal petition to restore Yawkey Way to its original name, Jersey Street.  Read more and view full statement here.

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Live Like Baseball’s Iron Man

Are you a baseball fan with deep pockets?  If so, you have an opportunity to snatch up the home of Major League Baseball’s all-time record holder for most consecutive games played.  Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.’s palatial 24-acre estate in Reisterstown (MD) is going on the auction block on May 12th.  The property, which includes a baseball field, was originally priced at $12.5 million.  View details here.

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A Look Back at the Triple-A Maine Guides

This small coastal town is a summer vacation destination, known across New England and Quebec for its amusement park, pier and plentiful bars. For most of the year, it’s a quiet place, populated with fewer than 10,000 people living across approximately eight square miles.  Read more and view photos here.  Visit ballpark website here.

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Remembering the Vancouver Asahi, A New Generation of Youth Teams Keep Legacy Alive

Koichi Kaminishi (96), the last living member of the Vancouver Asahi, a storied Japanese-Canadian baseball team active from 1914 until Canada’s mass internment of Japanese during World War II, recently reflected on the team and his wartime experiences.  Read more here.  A movie about the team was released in 2014.  Read more here.

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City Receives Generous Gift from Long-Time Baseball Fan to Care for NYSEG Stadium

The City of Binghamton (NY) has received a $195,159 donation from the estate of Marion O’Connor for improvements at NYSEG Stadium, home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League).  O’Connor was a longtime fan who regularly attended baseball games at the ballpark with her brother, William O’Connor.  The donation was made in his honor.  Read more here.

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