Former Site Of Negro League Baseball Is Recognized As A National Historic Landmark

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
March 13, 2013

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One of the former homes of Negro League Baseball, Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium, has been declared a national historic landmark.

At a time when blacks were not allowed to play in the majors, they could be seen at places like Hinchliffe Stadium. Dr. Lawrence Hogan is a Professor of History at Union County College.

“Larry Doby, Monte Irvin, Leon Day, Biz Mackay,  Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and just on and on, all great baseball players who played on that field.”

Hogan was instrumental in working to get the stadium recognized as a national historic landmark.

“It is the last place still in existence where you could actually go to and see and connect back into and commemorate and remember the greats of this part of our national game.”

Hogan says restoration of the stadium will begin soon, and he hopes that a museum will one day be on site.


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