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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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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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Photo Friday: Braves vs. Mets, 1991

Out at first This week’s slideshow is another set taken before I got my first SLR (and, therefore, first telephoto lens), so the photos tend to be more of the wide-view variety. I cropped closer where I could, but for the most part, the view is what I saw 18 years ago. A few highlights

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Photo Friday: Memorial Stadium, 1991

Cal I never got to see Comiskey Park before it was replaced by New Comiskey, and I still regret that a bit. But I was just 13 in the summer of 1990, and Chicago is a long way from New Jersey. There was no way to get there on my own, and our family trip

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The Cobb Field story

Cobb Field (top) by trimworksconst; Dehler Park via Baseballparks.com I put the Golden Globes on the backburner last night to watch Cobb Field: A Day at the Ball Park on MLB Network. Part of the Reel Hardball series (“Movies Out of Left Field”), the documentary chronicled a game day at the home of the Billings

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