Tag Archives: Negro Leagues

Can a Revived Hinchliffe Stadium Help Revive Paterson (NJ)?

There used to be a ballpark here, at the corner of Maple and Liberty.  Baseball royalty once rounded the bases, and city residents once packed the stands.  Now defaced with graffiti, Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) looks like a blighted lot about to be razed.  Weeds and trees have uprooted the bleachers, and asphalt and trash cover the infield.  Read more here.

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Restoration of Historic Hinchliffe Stadium Takes Next Step

The mayor’s plan for rebuilding historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) cleared another hurdle this past week when the City Council approved an 80-page agreement with the developers for the $76.7 million project. Read more and view photos here.

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Hinchliffe Stadium Restoration Project Takes Next Step

Paterson (NJ) Mayor Andre Sayegh secured the City Council’s precursory support this week for a lease agreement for the restoration of the historic Hinchliffe Stadium.  A public hearing and final vote on the ordinance is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2019.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Renovation of Historic Hinchliffe Stadium Back on Track?

Developers have revised their plans to rebuild historic Hinchliffe Stadium, changes that seem to put the stalled $76 million project on track to get approval from the Paterson (NJ) City Council.  Read more and watch video here.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Proposed MLB Team in Nashville Gets a Name

Paying homage to the Negro Leagues, the local group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville (TN), Music City Baseball LLC made up of businessman John Loar, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and former MLB pitcher and front office executive Dave Stewart, have announced the name for the group’s proposed MLB team — the Nashville Stars.  Read more here.

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Mayor Proposes Plan to Save Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

Paterson (NJ) Mayor Andre Sayegh is proposing an $18.7 million reconstruction of Hinchliffe Stadium, the national landmark that has been vacant so long trees are growing out of its crumbling, concrete grandstands.  Read more here.  Read opinion piece here.  Read another opinion piece and view photo gallery here.

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Jack White Helps to Save Hamtramck Stadium

Detroit rocker Jack White has lent his efforts toward helping restore Hamtramck Stadium, a Detroit-area ballpark that served as home for the Negro League’s Detroit Stars.  Read more here. Watch news report here.

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