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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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Hinchliffe Stadium Gets Defense Bill Love

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansThe defense bill that passed the U.S. House on Thursday includes a provision to preserve Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) where Satchel Paige fired baseballs and Larry Doby and Josh Gibson tried to hit them.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Royals, Orioles Will Pay Tribute to Negro Leagues

Kansas City Royals LogoBaltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will don Negro Leagues uniforms on May 18 at Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals will be wearing Kansas City Monarchs jerseys and the Baltimore Orioles will be sporting those of the Baltimore Black Sox.  Read more here.

Kansas City Royals Facebook Photo Negro Leagues Jerseys May 18

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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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