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Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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  • #46
    Originally posted by DN4L View Post
    I think former clubhouse attendant Pete Sheehy had Bob Sheppard beat, in tenure...
    you think
    NO you are right
    58 for sheehy who pass away in 1985
    and about 51 for sheppard and gene monahan the trainer
    but my vote is still for bob sheppard
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    • #47
      Sheppard and Sheehy, two gentlemen who would never write a book about what they heard and saw. Especially Sheehy! Can you imagine the stories? I remember Mantle saying once that Pete would tell him stories about Ruth and Gehrig. I'd love to hear those, but you have to respect those guys for not selling out. Good job DN4L and drdg, figuring out Sheehys tenure. Theres a photo of him in an early 70's yearbook, sitting with Babe and Lou in '27, and a modern day pic with Fritz Peterson and somebody else. I hope it's not Mike Kekich.
      Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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      • #48
        Pete Sheehy's plaque in the Yankees' dugout at Renovated Yankee Stadium


        (Photo taken October 30, 2008. © Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
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        Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
        Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
          (Photo taken October 30, 2008. © Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
          Did we ever get a final answer on if Sheey's plaque was removed before they filled in the dugout? I remember seeing some photos of the plaque still hanging in the dugout even as the stadium began to fall around it. What a find that will be in 40 years if it remained!
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          • #50
            Sheehys plaque was removed. I have seen a photo of the dugout during demo, and the plaque was gone. Also, I don't think that the dugouts were filled in, but they were destroyed.
            Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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            • #51
              Heritage Field Site Plan

              Nothing too new, but these renderings look a little different
              Link: http://www.nycedc.com/PressRoom/Pres...Images.aspx#19
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              "There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them."--Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel

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              • #52
                Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
                I actually agree with you, Heritage Field sounds like some team's minor league or spring training stadium. They should name it Stadium Field or Stadium Park like you said.

                And yeah but one side is the original 70's parking garage, one is the new garage and the park, one is 161st, and then the subway.
                Remember, "nothing happened on that site" - that's why it's being called Heritage Field! LOL! It's to honor the "heritage" of BASEBALL - NOT the heritage of the Yankees. You got the Kool-Aid here first. We report. You Drink Up!
                RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                • #53
                  Did a *rough" superimpose of OYS/RYS on Heritage Field and it seems to me at least that NONE of these diamonds will be even close to where Babe Ruth, DiMaggio, or Jeter would have swung from!
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                  RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                  NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                  RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                  NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                  RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                  • #54
                    wouldn't be able to get 3 infields if the oys or rys plate locations were used.
                    over the years the plate location was moved and the rys field level was 5 feet lower than oys, so it's anybody's guess where ruth stood.
                    the turd in the punchbowl
                    reality really sucks.
                    enjoy the game more...

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                      wouldn't be able to get 3 infields if the oys or rys plate locations were used.
                      over the years the plate location was moved and the rys field level was 5 feet lower than oys, so it's anybody's guess where ruth stood.
                      Hmmm..Sounds like the company line.

                      As far as where Ruth(and Gehrig) stood, field level doesn't matter as much as at least getting the darn(!) longituded and latitude down to within 15-20 feet!
                      RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                      NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                      RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                      NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                      RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                      • #56
                        as close as it is, it's enough...
                        the turd in the punchbowl
                        reality really sucks.
                        enjoy the game more...

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                          as close as it is, it's enough...
                          If they could get to within a few inches in Queens, and spot-on in Atlanta, they could do the same here. NO excuses.
                          RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                          NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                          RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                          NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                          RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                          • #58
                            i know i'm going to regret this, but - why is the exact location so important?

                            the mets parking lot spaces weren't disrupted by the markers (and we all know fred-o wants the parking $$$'s) and even with that some complained that the markers weren't precise.
                            doubt that any ballpark markers are exact, it's the thought that counts.
                            i could want a marker where my parents (both nyy employees, 1st to marry) first met, but it's not that important.

                            isn't the point of this field to get as many young/old local athletes using the field as possible?
                            i've recently played in parks with overlapping fields and the more the infields are seperated the less chance of outfield disruptions during play.
                            the turd in the punchbowl
                            reality really sucks.
                            enjoy the game more...

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                              i know i'm going to regret this, but - why is the exact location so important?

                              the mets parking lot spaces weren't disrupted by the markers (and we all know fred-o wants the parking $$$'s) and even with that some complained that the markers weren't precise.
                              doubt that any ballpark markers are exact, it's the thought that counts.
                              i could want a marker where my parents (both nyy employees, 1st to marry) first met, but it's not that important.

                              isn't the point of this field to get as many young/old local athletes using the field as possible?
                              i've recently played in parks with overlapping fields and the more the infields are seperated the less chance of outfield disruptions during play.
                              Re-read post# 57.
                              RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                              NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                              RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                              NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                              RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                              • #60
                                kids will be happy playing on the site of the old stadium.
                                you want a museum, not realistic.
                                the turd in the punchbowl
                                reality really sucks.
                                enjoy the game more...

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