Tag Archives: Newark Bears

Hunting Bears

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon a few nice finds when it comes to historical New Jersey baseball. This Newark Bears team photo was discovered when I decided to click on one of those promotional e-mails I usually just delete. It was for a discount in the Historic Images store, and when I

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Looking at 2012 minor league attendance figures

David Kronheim of numbertamer.com has put out his annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance, and it’s got some illuminating tidbits among its 80 pages. You can download the full report at his site, but I scanned through it last night for some of the locally relevant figures. (Note that when I refer to “minor

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The 2013 HOF Pre-Integration ballot

The Hall of Fame unveiled the 2013 Pre-Integration Era ballot over the weekend, and it includes a New Jersey connection: Jacob Ruppert — known as the Yankees owner who acquired Babe Ruth — is also the man for whom Newark’s Ruppert Stadium was named. The Yankees owned the Newark Bears from 1931-47 (when they moved

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Just whose Bears are these, anyway?

As the Newark Bears prepare to begin their inaugural season in the Can-Am League, they’ve got a snazzy new redesigned website (it’s quite sharp) and an interesting new set of game times. But that’s not what first struck me when I went to the site from Paul’s and Phil Hoops’ sites. It’s the year in

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Sun sets on Sussex baseball — for the last time?

Sun sets in Sussex County It’s kind of a shame that the Sussex Skyhawks won’t be part of the Can-Am League in 2011. Various issues — from attendance to the ballpark lease to both the team and ballpark (owned by separate entities) being up for sale — led to the club folding. I suppose, technically,

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