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McKechnie deserves his field

Bill McKechnie, a Hall of Famer manager who won World Series with the Pirates and Reds and had two other Fall Classic appearances (guiding the Cardinals and Reds), had long been remembered with his name on a ballpark. The Pirates’ spring training home in Bradenton, Fla., had been named McKechnie Field since 1962 — three

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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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April 16, 1915: Newark goes big league

After sweeping the Terrapins in Baltimore to begin their existence 3-0, the Newark Peppers traveled up to Brooklyn’s Washington Park and lost two games to the Tip-Tops. Harry Moran lost the first one after taking a 7-5 lead into the ninth inning. Brooklyn player/manager Lee Magee opened the inning with a single and stole second. After

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April 10, 1915: Falkenberg leads Peppers to win No. 1

  On April 10, 1915, the Newark Peppers played their first game at Baltimore’s Terrapin Park. Some 17,000-20,000 fans turned out. “Terrapin Park, the home of the local organization, was packed from one corner to the other, until the crowd overflowed onto the field,” Emanuel Daniel reported in Sporting Life. His dispatch went on to

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When New Jersey was major league

  Remember the Newark Peppers? You wouldn’t. Chances are no one alive today would have actual memories of the one summer New Jersey boasted its own major league baseball (not capitalized on purpose) team. That’s because this year marks the 100th anniversary of that summer — 1915, when the short-lived Federal League placed a team

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