Category Archives: New Jersey

Overdue thoughts on Yogi Berra

  I was away last September, traveling around Northern California with my wife for our 10th anniversary, when just before bed one night, I got the alert that Yogi Berra had passed away. Being on vacation, I wasn’t going to take the time to write up my thoughts. I posted a photo to Instagram and

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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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Jackie Robinson history in Jersey City

As we all know, Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut on April 15, 1947, an event that is celebrated each year on that date with every player on every club wearing No. 42. But three days later is another important anniversary in Robinson’s — and baseball’s — history. On April 18, 1946, he made

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April 25, 1915: Hal Chase attacked in Harrison

  Sunday, April 25, 1915, wasn’t a good day for Hal Chase, the Buffalo Blues’ first baseman. First, he went 0-for-6 in the BufFeds’ 2-1, 14-inning loss at Newark. And then he was beaten up. After the game, Chase was walking along S. 2nd St. in Harrison, near the ballpark, when a Newark fan named

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The New Jersey Mets? It could’ve happened. Maybe

  Before Shea Stadium opened 51 years ago on April 17, 1964, the Mets played their first two seasons in the Polo Grounds. This we all know, because Shea Stadium wasn’t ready when the Mets joined the National League in 1962. What I didn’t know was that, as late as the summer of 1961, there was

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