Historic Paterson baseball field transforming into ‘Field of Dreams’

by: Andrew Ramos PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — At one point, Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium was condemned as an eyesore. Now, it’s making a comeback. Gov. Phil Murphy called it The Garden State’s own “Field of Dreams.” That is starting to materialize, Mayor Andre Sayegh said, thanks to a $93 million restoration project. A year after the

‘A Real Field of Dreams’: Paterson, Baseball Greats Pitch MLB Game in Negro Leagues Stadium Paterson’s mayor wants Hinchliffe Stadium to host an MLB game. Why he and others think it could, and should, happen.

By Gary Phillips The children at Paterson Public School Number Five could see no trace of the stars that used to shine on the other side of Liberty Street. For more than two decades, the students only witnessed negligence when they looked at Hinchliffe Stadium through their classroom windows. Shattered glass littered the National Historic

As restored Hinchliffe Stadium rises, Paterson engineering students learn their craft

PATERSON — As construction trucks rumbled in the background, Paterson High School students taking an advanced engineering class got some real-life lessons on Wednesday about the challenges involved in rebuilding a national landmark. Standing inside historic Hinchliffe Stadium, the students from Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology listened to the architect talk about efforts

Paterson breaks ground on $94M project to revitalize historic Hinchliffe Stadium

Joe Malinconico Paterson Press PATERSON — The trees and shrubs growing from Hinchliffe Stadium’s crumbling grandstand sparkled with springtime green as officials on Wednesday conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the historic ballpark. Mayor Andre Sayegh has touted the $94 million project, which also will include a 315-space parking garage and a six-story,

Hinchliffe Stadium: Sporting venue is a Black history icon | Opinion

Brian LoPintoSpecial to the USA TODAY Network Major League Baseball recently announced that the Negro Leagues will be elevated to Major League status. While this elevation was long overdue, it certainly emphasizes the importance of the African American experience in baseball. Major League Baseball stated: “With this action, MLB seeks to ensure that future generations

Hinchliffe Stadium, NJ’s field of dreams and Negro League history, will rise again | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh | Special to the USA TODAY Network “This stadium will once again become a focal point for this great city. Hinchliffe is not just a ballfield, it is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams.” — Gov. Phil Murphy The pandemic has exposed many deficiencies in our society. The digital divide, lack of access to

The Legislature must approve Phil Murphy’s economic road map for NJ. Here’s why | Sayegh

Andre Sayegh Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK Before the pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a robust plan to create a stronger and fairer economy in New Jersey. His ambitious vision included achieving the following five goals by 2025: Job growth: 300,000 new jobs. Wage growth: $1,500 increase in annual median wage. Diverse innovation ecosystem:

Former Major Leaguer Harold Reynolds Brings Star Power to Hinchliffe Revitalization Effort

By STEVE LENOX August 13, 2020 at 3:42 PM PATERSON, NJ - It’s going to take a major league effort to restore Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium, and that’s exactly what Mayor Andre Sayegh is going after. On Thursday, inside the stadium that once hosted the Negro League World Series and was the sports home to

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