Tag Archives: Summer of Dan

Traveling to Atlantic City for baseball is worth the gamble

Warming up in the Atlantic City Surf bullpen. This is the eighth in a series. Previous posts are: Trenton ThunderCape Fear CrocsNewark BearsNew Jersey CardinalsNew Jersey JackalsStaten Island YankeesSomerset Patriots August 22, 1999 The Surf is always up at the Sandcastle. The name is a bit misleading, but nonetheless, a trip to The Sandcastle is

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Thunder covers all the bases

Where minor league baseball returned to New Jersey. This is the seventh in a series. Previous posts are: Cape Fear CrocsNewark BearsNew Jersey CardinalsNew Jersey JackalsStaten Island YankeesSomerset Patriots August 8, 1999 Something sets Mercer County Waterfront Park aside from the rest of New Jersey’s minor league baseball scene. It might be the setting –

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Lakewood’s minor league team is a major loss for Cape Fear

Uh … “welcome” to J.P. Riddle Stadium. This is the sixth in a series. Previous posts are: Newark BearsNew Jersey CardinalsNew Jersey JackalsStaten Island YankeesSomerset Patriots August 15, 1999 It’s sad, really. In the spring of 2001, Lakewood will join six other New Jersey towns and cities on the minor league baseball map. Many people

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Newark delivers history lesson

The Bears’ den in Newark. August 1, 1999 New Jersey’s baseball history is rooted in Newark. Sure, one of the first organized professional games was played in Hoboken, but Newark’s involvement with the national pastime lasted much longer. However, in 1949, it all disappeared. The old Newark Bears, at times a Class AAA affiliate of

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Skylands Park made for fans

July 25, 1999 Skylands Park is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams. Take the barn-style architecture, add the rolling hills and countryside, and throw in 32 eager, aspiring ballplayers wearing those classic – and classy – Cardinal uniforms, and people will come, Ray. I went to a town called Augusta Monday, just a little early, and

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