Category Archives: Amateur baseball

Going back in time for a ball game

A couple weeks ago, we traversed the Passaic in the morn to join the bugs and cranks for a base ball match between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Gothams of New York held on the grounds in Paterson. T’was a merrie affair played under 1864 rules and featuring great displays of athletic prowess. The

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Visiting the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame

HYANNIS, Mass. On Main St. in this town, between the post office and the library, John F. Kennedy still walks barefoot through the sand. A bronze statue of the 35th President, in khakis and a polo shirt with the logo of the Hyannisport Club, stands outside the entrance to the JFK Museum in the hamlet

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Cape Cod baseball memories

Starting 30 years ago, my family joined others — those of my mom’s four best college friends — for a Memorial Day weekend getaway in Hyannisport, Mass., that quickly became an annual tradition. As a result, all through high school and college, I never knew what it was like to be home for Memorial Day

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Photo Friday: Pure baseball

No. 44 takes a pitch With the college season opening this weekend, I chose several photos I took in 1994. They’re of baseball games at Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) and Brookdale Community College. This was still early in my SLR ownership, so I was psyched to take the zoom lens

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Tiger Stadium’s scoreboard placed in a Fenway replica

In the interest of continuing to chronicle the demise of Tiger Stadium, I found this short piece interesting: The scoreboard from the old ballpark has been installed at Wayne State University’s baseball field. The last sentence of the story/press release explains, interestingly, that the field was modeled after Boston’s Fenway Park: The facility underwent a

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