There wasn’t any snow covering the baseball field at Skylands Stadium on Saturday, but inside the stadium’s event center, it was a winter wonderland during the stadium’s “Frozen in Ice” ice sculpture extravaganza. Read more and view photo here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Rob Hilliard has released a book called The Circus is in Town — A Baseball Odyssey, a 790-page manuscript chronicling every detail of the deal to build Skylands Park in Frankford Township (NJ) and the relocation of the Hamilton Redbirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) to the new stadium as the renamed New Jersey Cardinals. The book also traces his lifelong love of baseball from his childhood days to his cameo appearance as a sports writer in the 2013 movie 42 about Jackie Robinson. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
When Al Dorso and a group of investors purchased Skylands Park in October 2013 he took a tour of the 4,200-seat stadium and began formulating a vision of what he wanted the stadium to look like. The vision included a restaurant, which after two years of being a dream is on the cusp of opening. Read more here. Read about the end of the Miners season here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
The Sussex County Miners (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) opened their inaugural home stand on Monday night in front of a crowd of 3,819 at Skylands Stadium. This is the first time the ballpark has hosted professional baseball since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) folded in 2011. Read more here. View photo here.
Saturday’s game between the Sussex County Miners and the New Jersey Jackals (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) was just an exhibition, but it was the first time since the Sussex Skyhawks (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) closed up shop in 2011 that professional baseball players took the field at Skylands Stadium. The team’s first home game will be on Memorial Day, May 25, at 7:05 p.m. Read more here.