Tag Archives: New York

A ballpark above Grand Central?

Came across an amusing anecdote in a collection of baseball stories (said to be true stories, pulled from various archives and news reports) first published in … imagine this … 1949. It seems that a man named Charles White proposed, back in 1912, of building a field on top of Grand Central Terminal in the

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Red Sox treated better in New York

Liberty at the Sports Museum Apparently, the Mickey Mouse Red Sox statue in L.A. was vandalized. I find this surprising, considering that in 2008, when MLB put Statues of Liberty around New York, the Red Sox one got away unscathed. Of course, they put it inside the Sports Museum of America, where nobody ever went

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Where Jackie’s impact was felt most

I still remember April 15, 1997, when I sat in a lounge in my dorm at Notre Dame and watched as Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 was retired throughout baseball by Bud Selig, standing at a podium at Shea Stadium. Behind him stood Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and President Bill Clinton. The significance of the occasion, the

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Photo Flashback: 1989 Exhibition Finale

Lineups lined up I missed Friday and was never married to the “Photo Friday” moniker anyway, so I’m going with “Photo Flashback” for this one. While thumbing through an old photo album the other day, I came across several shots from various trips to Shea Stadium and Cooperstown. They were all taken with my meager

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What a destructive day!

March 26 is a big day in sports stadia demolition. Ten years ago today, the Kingdome was imploded; this is the demoversary. In New York today, another stadium from the ’70s saw the last section of its upper deck pulled down. On Aug. 21, 1983, I saw my first baseball game. It was Angels-Yankees, and

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