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  • #31
    Originally posted by Lpeters199 View Post
    SultanOfWhat posted two great pictures showing Roesink's Pant Store, one of them tracking the Babe's mighty shot off the roof.

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...56#post1724356
    Nice spite wall keeping Roesink from seeing the game from his store. On the left are the temporary stands built for the 35 series.

    Last edited by doctor_gogol; 08-12-2010, 07:52 PM.
    Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_gogol/sets/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/

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    • #32
      One other thing:

      WHOO HOO! My 700th post!!!
      Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_gogol/sets/

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/

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      • #33
        Interesting stuff! I never knew about Roesink Stadium or the pants store down at Navin Field.
        2001 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

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        • #34
          Anyone have any info on where the Baltimore Elite Giants played? That was my little league team, and being a young white kid I had no idea what the team was at the time. But that cap will always be my favorite and I think that sparked my interest in baseball's "golden" years.

          edit: read the big ol clipping at the bottom right after I post this haha. But it seems the possibly played at quite a few places like the rest of the teams too.
          Last edited by dugdale; 02-11-2011, 02:58 AM.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Commandante View Post

            Hinchcliffe Stadium, Paterson, NJ home of the New York Black Yankees
            Hinchcliffe Stadium, Paterson NJ BBF thread
            Last edited by milladrive; 01-19-2012, 10:55 AM. Reason: Fixed link

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            • #36
              Schools Stadium, Newark, NJ home of the Newark Stars, demolished in 2009





              Last edited by milladrive; 08-06-2012, 08:23 PM.

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              • #37
                The Polo Grounds of the Negro Leagues.
                Great pictures. Thanks!

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                • #38
                  I found this pic of Gus Greenlee Field and a marker of where the park used to stand.

                  Greenlee-Field.jpg

                  Greenlee Marker.jpg

                  This is also interesting, a memorial to the Philadelphia Stars located at 44th and Parkside, site of the Stars' ballfield:





                  Last edited by milladrive; 08-06-2012, 09:39 PM. Reason: Removed dead link / Added Greenlee pics

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                  • #39
                    Gary Gillette gave this presentation at the most recent SABR convention:

                    http://convention.sabr.org/archive/s...ague-ballparks

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                    • #40
                      Technically the deal was with Schorling, who was Comiskey's son in law.

                      The "new" grandstand DID burn partially down at one point.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Brian McKenna View Post
                        I'm not sure if any Negro league clubs owned their own park. I would suspect that maybe their was some sort of $ interest in Gus Greenlee Field in Pittsburgh but I really don't know.
                        In the 1920's several teams owned their park, such as the Martin's in Memphis and the St. Louis Stars.

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                        • #42
                          Speaking of Schorling's Park... I found this pic of the stadium on the website http://agatetype.typepad.com/agate_t...gue-ballparks/ (this site has an amazing amount of information about Negro League Ballparks):

                          The third South Side Park, the best known and longest lived venue by that name in Chicago, IL, was on the north side of 39th Street (now called Pershing Road) between South Wentworth Avenue and South Princeton Avenue.

                          The 39th Street Grounds served as the playing field of the Chicago Wanderers cricket team during the 1893 World's Fair. After Charles Comiskey built a wooden grandstand on the site in 1900, it became the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. It served as home to the White Sox first in 1900 as a minor league team, and then from 1901 to June 27, 1910 as a major league team.

                          The team abandoned the wooden ballpark, with its capacity of 15,000, in the middle of the 1910 season after their new steel-and-concrete, and much larger Comiskey Park was finished, just three blocks north of the old park (corner to corner), where they began an 80½ season run.

                          Meanwhile, South Side Park became the home of the newly formed Negro League baseball team called the Chicago American Giants in 1911. It was renamed Schorling's Park for team owner Rube Foster's white business partner, John C. Schorling, a south side saloon keeper who leased the grounds and happened to be Comiskey's son-in-law.

                          The American Giants played their games there through the 1940 season. Then on Christmas Day of 1940, Schorling's Park was destroyed by fire. The American Giants would play their remaining 10 seasons at Comiskey Park. Today, the Chicago Housing Authority's Wentworth Gardens housing project occupies the site.

                          The South Side Park / Schorling's Park / Wentworth Gardens site is located across Pershing Road from a junkyard site which was named a Superfund site in the late 1990s.

                          Schorling's Park, circa 1920's:
                          Schorling's Park, ca. 1920's.jpg

                          circa 1930's:
                          south_side_park - Schorling's Park_Chicago ca. 1930's.jpg
                          Last edited by milladrive; 08-06-2012, 10:19 PM. Reason: Added editorial & a pic

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                          • #43

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Brian McKenna View Post
                              Negro Colored League, 1887

                              Boston Resolutes
                              South End Grounds I Boston MA 1887

                              Lord Baltimores
                              Oriole Park I Baltimore MD 1887

                              Louisville Fall Citys
                              Eclipse Park I Louisville KY 1887

                              New York Gothams
                              Polo Grounds I New York NY 1887

                              Philadelphia Pythians
                              Huntingdon Grounds I Philadelphia PA 1887

                              Pittsburg Keystones
                              Recreation Park Pittsburgh PA 1887

                              Negro National League, 1920-31, 1933-48

                              Akron Black Tyrites
                              League Park II Akron OH 1933

                              A.C. Bacharach Giants
                              Bacharach Field Atlantic City NJ 1934

                              Baltimore Black Sox
                              Bacharach Field Atlantic City NJ 1933
                              Bugle Field Baltimore MD 1933-34

                              Baltimore Elite Giants
                              Gordy Park Salisbury MD 1941 (1 gm)
                              Venable Stadium Baltimore MD 1944-48

                              Birmingham Black Barons
                              Rickwood Field Birmingham AL 1924-25
                              Rickwood Field Birmingham AL 1927-30

                              Brooklyn Eagles
                              Ebbets Field Brooklyn NY 1935

                              Chi Cole's American Giants
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1933
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1933-35

                              Chicago American Giants
                              Piqua Park Piqua IL 1920
                              Soldier Field Chicago IL 1924
                              37th and Butler Chicago IL 1931
                              Normal Park Chicago IL 1920-21
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1920-31
                              Hampton Institute Field Hampton VA 1920s
                              Leland Giants Park Chicago IL 1922-23
                              Asbury Ball Park Chicago IL 1925-26
                              Pyott's Park Chicago IL 1928-30
                              Shewbridge Park Chicago IL 1935 (1 gm)
                              Mills Stadium Chicago IL 1935 (1 gm)
                              Spencer Field Chicago IL 1935 (1 gm)
                              Borchert Field Milwaukee WI 1935 (1 gm)

                              Chicago Giants
                              67th and Langley Chicago IL 1920-21

                              Cincinnati Clowns
                              Municipal Park Springfield OH 1943 (1 gm)

                              Cincinnati Cuban Stars
                              Northside Park Cincinnati OH 1921

                              Cleveland Browns
                              Beyerle's Park Newburgh Hgts OH 1924

                              Cleveland Cubs
                              Cubs Stadium Cleveland OH 1931
                              Hardware Field Cleveland OH 1931

                              Cleveland Elites
                              Beyerle's Park Newburgh Hgts OH 1926

                              Cleveland Giants
                              Luna Bowl Cleveland OH 1933

                              Cleveland Hornets
                              Beyerle's Park Newburgh Hgts OH 1927

                              Cleveland Red Sox
                              Luna Bowl Cleveland OH 1934

                              Cleveland Tate Stars
                              Beyerle's Park Newburgh Hgts OH 1922

                              Columbus Bluebirds
                              Red Bird Stadium Columbus OH 1933

                              Columbus Buckeyes
                              Neil Park II Columbus OH 1921

                              Columbus Elite Giants
                              Red Bird Stadium Columbus OH 1935

                              Cuban Stars West
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1920s

                              Cubans
                              Estadio Cerveza Tropicale Havana 1930s-40s
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1935-36

                              Dayton Marcos
                              Ducks Park Dayton OH 1920, 26

                              Detroit Stars
                              Mack Park Detroit MI 1920-29
                              Hamtramck Stadium Hamtramck MI 1930-31, 33

                              Harrisburg-St. Louis Stars
                              Island Stadium Harrisburg PA 1943

                              Havana Cuban Stars
                              Estadio Gran I Havana 1920
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1920

                              Homestead Grays
                              Pennsylvania Railroad Park Altoona PA 1930s
                              Municipal Field Homestead PA 1930s
                              Point Stadium Johnstown PA 1930s
                              Page Park Monessen PA 1930s
                              Peters' Park Danville VA 1930s (1 gm)
                              Butler Field Butler PA 1935-36
                              Gus Greenlee Field Pittsburgh PA 1935-38
                              Forbes Field Pittsburgh PA 1935-48
                              Mark Grey Athletic Park Zanesville OH 1938 (1 gm)
                              Griffith Stadium Washington DC 1939-48
                              Halloran Park Lima OH 1942 (1 gm)

                              Indianapolis ABCs
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1931
                              Walnut Park Muncie IN 1920 (1 gm)
                              Riverside Park Indianapolis IN 1920-26
                              Northwestern Ave Grounds Indianapolis IN 1920-26
                              Speedway Park Indianapolis IN 1920-26
                              Lebanon Memorial Park Lebanon IN 1920s
                              Dean Park Crawfordsville IN 1923 (1 gm)

                              Kansas City Monarchs
                              Association Park II Kansas City MO 1920-22
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1920s
                              Paradeway Park Kansas City MO 1923-30

                              Louisville White Sox
                              Parkway Field Louisville KY 1931

                              Memphis Red Sox
                              Sulphur Dell I Nashville TN 1924-25
                              Martin Park Memphis TN 24-25,27,29-30

                              Milwaukee Bears
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1923
                              Borchert Field Milwaukee WI 1923

                              Nashville Elite Giants
                              Wilson Park Nashville TN 1930
                              Sulphur Dell II Nashville TN 1930, 33-34
                              Engel Stadium Chattanooga TN 1930s

                              New York Black Yankees
                              Hebrew Orphan Asylum Oval New York NY 1936
                              Hawkins Stadium Albany NY 1948 (1 gm)
                              Red Wing Stadium Rochester NY 1948
                              Dexter Park Brooklyn NY 1930s-40s
                              Triborough Stadium New York NY 1937-38
                              Hinchliffe Stadium Paterson NJ 1939-47
                              Offermann Stadium Buffalo NY 1940s
                              Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City NJ 1940s
                              Yankees Stadium New York NY 1940s
                              MacArthur Stadium Syracuse NY 1940s

                              New York Cuban Stars
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1922

                              New York Cuban Stars West
                              Catholic Protectory Oval New York NY 1923-30

                              New York Cubans
                              Recreation Park III New York NY 1935
                              59th Street Bridge New York NY 1939
                              Queens Park New York NY 1940
                              Polo Grounds V New York NY 1948
                              Dexter Park Brooklyn NY 1930s-40s
                              Grove Street Oval II East Orange NJ 1941-47

                              Newark Dodgers
                              Meadowbrook Oval Newark NJ 1934-35
                              Olemar Field Irvington NJ 1935 (1 gm)

                              Newark Eagles
                              Dunn Field Trenton NJ 1946
                              Ruppert Stadium Newark NJ 1936-48

                              Philadelphia Bacharach Giants
                              Passon Park Philadelphia PA 1934

                              Philadelphia Stars
                              Passon Park Philadelphia PA 1934-35
                              Penmar Park Philadelphia PA 1936-48

                              Pittsburgh Crawfords
                              Swayne Field Toledo OH 1937
                              Point Stadium Johnstown PA 1930s
                              Ammon Field Pittsburgh PA 1933-38
                              Gus Greenlee Field Pittsburgh PA 1933-38

                              Pittsburgh Keystones
                              Central Park Pittsburgh PA 1922

                              St. Louis Giants
                              Handlan's Park St. Louis MO 1920-21

                              St. Louis Stars
                              Giants Park St. Louis MO 1922
                              Handlan's Park St. Louis MO 1920s
                              Vandeventer Lot II St. Louis MO 1920s
                              Easton Street Park St. Louis MO 1920s
                              Market Street Park St. Louis MO 1920s
                              Stars Park St. Louis MO 1922-31

                              Toledo Tigers
                              Swayne Field Toledo OH 1923

                              Washington Black Senators
                              Griffith Stadium Washington DC 1938

                              Washington Elite Giants
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1937
                              Griffith Stadium Washington DC 1936-37

                              Eastern Colored League, 1923-28

                              A.C. Bacharach Giants
                              Bronx Oval New York NY 1920s
                              Lewisohn Stadium New York NY 1920s
                              Bacharach Field Atlantic City NJ 1923-28

                              Baltimore Black Sox
                              Druid Hill Baltimore MD 1920s
                              Maryland Baseball Park Baltimore MD 1923-28

                              Brooklyn Royal Giants
                              Dexter Park Brooklyn NY 1923-27

                              Darby Hilldales
                              Hilldale Park Yeadon PA 1923-27

                              Harrisburg Giants
                              West End Grounds Harrisburg PA 1924-27

                              Hilldale
                              Rosemore Park Lancaster PA 1925 (1 gm)

                              New York Cuban Stars East
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1923-28

                              New York Lincoln Giants
                              Wivchar Stadium Riverhead NY 1920s
                              Olympic Field New York NY 1923-26, 28

                              Newark Stars
                              Newark Schools Stadium Newark NJ 1926

                              Philadelphia Hilldales
                              Razzberry Park Camden NJ 1923

                              Philadelphia Tigers
                              Chessline Park Philadelphia PA 1928

                              Washington Potomacs
                              Standpipe Park Washington DC 1924

                              American Negro League, 1929

                              A.C. Bacharach Giants
                              Bacharach Field Atlantic City NJ 1929

                              Baltimore Black Sox
                              Maryland Baseball Park Baltimore MD 1929

                              Darby Hilldales
                              Hilldale Park Yeadon PA 1929

                              Homestead Grays
                              Forbes Field Pittsburgh PA 1929
                              Grays Field Pittsburgh PA 1929
                              Ammon Field Pittsburgh PA 1929
                              Washington Park Pittsburgh PA 1929

                              New York Cuban Stars East
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1929

                              New York Lincoln Giants
                              Olympic Field New York NY 1929

                              Negro Southern League, 1932

                              Atlanta Black Crackers
                              Ponce de Leon Park II Atlanta GA 1932

                              Chi Cole's American Giants
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1932

                              Columbus Turfs
                              Neil Park II Columbus OH 1932

                              Indianapolis ABCs
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1932

                              Little Rock Grays
                              Travelers Field Little Rock AR 1932

                              Louisville Black Caps
                              Parkway Field Louisville KY 1932

                              Memphis Red Sox
                              Martin Park Memphis TN 1932

                              Monroe Monarchs
                              Casino Park Monroe LA 1932

                              Montgomery Grey Sox
                              Cramton Bowl Montgomery AL 1932
                              College Hill Park Montgomery AL 1932

                              Nashville Elite Giants
                              Wilson Park Nashville TN 1932
                              Sulphur Dell II Nashville TN 1932

                              Negro East-West League, 1932

                              Baltimore Black Sox
                              Bugle Field Baltimore MD 1932

                              Cleveland Stars
                              Luna Bowl Cleveland OH 1932

                              Cuban Stars
                              Dyckman Oval New York NY 1932

                              Darby Hilldales
                              Hilldale Park Yeadon PA 1932

                              Detroit Wolves
                              Hamtramck Stadium Hamtramck MI 1932

                              Homestead Grays
                              Forbes Field Pittsburgh PA 1932
                              Cycler Park McKeesport PA 1932 (1 gm)

                              Newark Browns
                              Sprague Field Bloomfield NJ 1932
                              Meadowbrook Oval Newark NJ 1932

                              Pittsburgh Crawfords
                              Gus Greenlee Field Pittsburgh PA 1932
                              League Park II Akron OH 1932 (1 gm)
                              Mahaffey Park Canton OH 1932 (1 gm)

                              Washington Pilots
                              Griffith Stadium Washington DC 1932

                              Negro American League, 1937-61

                              Atlanta Black Crackers
                              Ponce de Leon Park II Atlanta GA 1938

                              Baltimore Elite Giants
                              Venable Stadium Baltimore MD 1949
                              Terrapin Park Baltimore MD 1938-44
                              Westport Stadium Westport MD 1950-51

                              Birmingham Black Barons
                              Hilton Park Wilmington NC 1930s
                              Rickwood Field Birmingham AL 1937-38
                              Rickwood Field Birmingham AL 1940-61
                              McCormick Field Asheville NC 1940s
                              Athletic Park Durham NC 1940s
                              Travelers Field Little Rock AR 1940s
                              Luther Williams Field Macon GA 1940s
                              Devereaux Meadow Raleigh NC 1940s
                              Grayson Stadium Savannah GA 1940s

                              Chicago American Giants
                              South Side Park III Chicago IL 1937-40
                              Turner Field Hammond IN 1941 (1 gm)
                              Comiskey Park I Chicago IL 1941-52

                              Cincinnati Buckeyes
                              Crosley Field Cincinnati OH 1942

                              Cincinnati Clowns
                              Crosley Field Cincinnati OH 1943
                              Lanphier Park Springfield IL 1943
                              Crosley Field Cincinnati OH 1945

                              Cincinnati Tigers
                              Crosley Field Cincinnati OH 1937

                              Cleveland Bears
                              Hardware Field Cleveland OH 1939-40

                              Cleveland Buckeyes
                              League Park IV Cleveland OH 1943-48, 50

                              Detroit Clowns
                              Mack Park Detroit MI 1958

                              Detroit Stars
                              De Quindre Park Detroit MI 1937
                              Sportsman's Park Detroit MI 1937 (1 gm)
                              Mack Park Detroit MI 1954-57, 59
                              Tiger Stadium Detroit MI 1957 (1 gm)

                              Detroit-New Orleans Stars
                              Mack Park Detroit MI 1960-61
                              Stars Field New Orleans LA 1960-61

                              Houston Eagles
                              Clark Field Austin TX 1949-50
                              Buff Stadium Houston TX 1949-50

                              Indianapolis ABCs
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1938-39

                              Indianapolis Athletics
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1937

                              Indianapolis Clowns
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1946-55
                              Offermann Stadium Buffalo NY 1951-55

                              Indianapolis Crawfords
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1940

                              Indianapolis-Cincinnati Clowns
                              Crosley Field Cincinnati OH 1944
                              Victory Field I Indianapolis IN 1944

                              Jacksonville Red Caps
                              Durkee Field Jacksonville FL 1938, 41-42

                              Kansas City Monarchs
                              Belleville H.S. Athletic Field Belleville IL 1950
                              Municipal Stadium Kansas City MO 1937-61
                              Ainsworth Field Erie PA 1940s
                              Sportsman's Park IV St. Louis MO 1941 (1 gm)
                              Valley Field Grand Rapids MI 1956-61
                              Golden Park Columbus GA 1957-61
                              Lakeside Park Decatur AL 1957-61
                              Legion Field Decatur AL 1957-61
                              Highland Park Stadium Kokomo IN 1957-61
                              Legio Field Lake Charles LA 1957-61
                              Travelers Field Little Rock AR 1957-61
                              Centennial Field Tallahassee FL 1957-61
                              Martin Park Memphis TN 1960-61

                              Louisville Black Colonels
                              Parkway Field Louisville KY 1954

                              Louisville Buckeyes
                              Parkway Field Louisville KY 1949

                              Many Teams Cardines Field Newport RI 1930s-40s

                              Memphis Red Sox
                              Martin Park Memphis TN 1937-41, 43-59
                              Municipal Stadium Greenville SC 1940s
                              Russwood Park Memphis TN 1940s

                              Mobile Havana Cuban Giants
                              Hartwell Field Mobile AL 1957

                              New Orleans Bears
                              Pelican Stadium New Orleans LA 1957

                              New Orleans Eagles
                              Pelican Stadium New Orleans LA 1951

                              New Orleans-St. Louis Stars
                              Mounds Ballfield Mounds IL 1939
                              Pelican Stadium New Orleans LA 1941
                              South End Park St. Louis MO 1941
                              Sportsman's Park IV St. Louis MO 1941 (1 gm)

                              New York Cubans
                              Polo Grounds V New York NY 1949-50

                              Newark Indians
                              Ruppert Stadium Newark NJ 1959

                              Philadelphia Stars
                              Penmar Park Philadelphia PA 1949-52

                              Raleigh Tigers
                              Rickwood Field Birmingham AL 1959
                              Clarksville Stadium Clarksville VA 1961
                              Old Armory Field Lumberton NC 1961
                              Smithfield Stadium Smithfield NC 1961
                              Engel Stadium Chattanooga TN 1959 (1 gm)
                              American Legion Park Newton NC 1959 (1 gm)
                              Legion Field Whiteville NC 1959 (1 gm)
                              13th and Anne Streets Park Wilmington NC 1959 (1 gm)
                              American Legion Field Wallace NC 1959, 61 (2 gm)
                              Chavis Park Raleigh NC 1959-61
                              Griffith Park Charlotte NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Whittemore Athletic Field Conway SC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Athletic Park Durham NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Hicks Field Edenton NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              War Memorial Stadium Greensboro NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Brewer H.S. Field Greenwood SC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Rockingham Stadium Rockingham NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Municipal Stadium Rocky Mount NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Talbert Park Rocky Mount NC 1961 (1 gm)
                              Riley Park Sumter SC 1961 (1 gm)
                              American Legion Stadium Wilmington NC 1961 (1 gm)

                              St. Louis Stars
                              Metropolitan Park St. Louis MO 1937
                              South End Park St. Louis MO 1939

                              Toldeo Crawfords
                              Swayne Field Toledo OH 1939
                              I absotively love this. ^^^

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                              It seems this thread was duplicated in both the Ballparks forum and The Negro Leagues forum. I've relocated the thread to the Ballparks forum, merged and deleted that which was duplicated, while leaving a permanent redirect in The Negro Leagues forum.
                              Put it in the books.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Capital City Goofball View Post
                                Schools Stadium, Newark, NJ home of the Newark Stars, demolished in 2009



                                Schools stadium was just reopened. I looks great, no word yet on baseball however http://newarknj.patch.com/articles/f...cially-opens#c

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