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Paterson Council Rejects Financing to Restore Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

The Paterson (NJ) City Council refused on Tuesday night to provide the financing for a $1.5 million Hinchliffe Stadium renovation contract that it had approved a week earlier.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the links.

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Effort Underway to Revive Historic Negro League Ballpark

detroit-starsThis new year could mark the start of a new life for the historic Hamtramck Stadium, one of the nation’s few remaining Negro League ballparks.  Read more and watch video report here.  View street view here.   Visit Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium here.

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Proposed Visitors’ Center Would Showcase Hinchliffe Stadium, Negro Leagues

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansA $19.7 million visitors’ center has been proposed for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson (NJ). The Alexander Hamilton Center, as it is being called, would feature state-of-the art interactive exhibits on the various aspects of the Great Falls history, including showcasing Hinchliffe Stadium (located nearby on the national park campus) and legendary Negro League baseball.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

Alexander Hamilton Center rendering, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc.

Alexander Hamilton Center rendering, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc.

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American Express Donation Includes Funds for Hinchliffe Preservation

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansPRESS RELEASE – American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced $1 million in funding to support the restoration and preservation of five National Treasure sites, in or adjacent to National Parks. National Treasures are endangered buildings, neighborhoods, communities and landscapes that reveal the vibrancy of the American story. Continue reading

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Mayor Seeks $1 Million for Hinchliffe Renovation Design

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansPaterson (NJ) Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres wants to spend $1 million to hire a New York architectural firm to design the first two construction phases for the renovation of historic Hinchliffe Stadium.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for heads up.

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Ernie Banks….Thanks for the Memories

John Dittrich

John Dittrich

It was April of 1974. I was just a 23 year-old kid fresh out of college and only weeks into my first ever baseball job as Assistant to the President of the Texas League, Bobby Bragan. Continue reading

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Hinchliffe Stadium Inches Closer to National Park Inclusion (UPDATED)

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the National Defense Authorization Act that includes a provision that adds Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) to the Great Falls National Historical Park.  Sponsor of the provision Sen. Bob Menendez just completed his remarks on the Senate floor in support of the historic Negro Leagues ballpark.  The defense bill passed the U.S. House last week.  The Senate could pass the measure as early as Friday.  Read background here.  UPDATE:  Defense bill passed the Senate tonight with Hinchliffe provision 89-11.  The president is expected to sign it into law.

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey speak on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of Hinchliffe Stadium provision in Defense bill.

U.S. Sen. Menendez of New Jersey speaks on the floor of the Senate in support of Hinchliffe Stadium provision in the defense bill.

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