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
by: Andrew Ramos PATERSON, NJ (PIX11) — An American treasure sits amid crumbling concrete and mounds of debris in Paterson, New Jersey Hinchliffe Stadium is one of just a handful of ballparks still standing in the country that hosted Negro Leagues baseball nearly a century ago when players of color were barred from playing in
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,
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
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