Harlem’s Catsimatidis, NYCEDC And SIE Celebrate Deal To Bring Baseball Back To Staten Island

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Staten Island Entertainment (SIE) LLC celebrated the return of the professional ball to Staten Island.

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Harlem Legend Willie “Say Hey” Kid Mays Playing Stickball At Home In Harlem, 1954

West 155th Street and the Harlem River Drive after Willie Mays (born in Westfield, Alabama), the baseball great who began his career with the San Francisco Giants at the nearby Polo Grounds — and lived in the neighborhood, too. Continue Reading →


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Polo Grounds Stadium Nears Coogans Hollow, Harlem, New York, 1953

The Polo Grounds Stadium opened in 1889 when the New York Giants moved to Coogans Hollow, a meadow below Coogans Bluff. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary New York Black Yankees Negro League Baseball Team In Harlem 1936 – 1948

The New York Black Yankees were a professional Negro league baseball team based in New York City, Paterson, NJ, and Rochester, NY that played from 1936 to 1948. Continue Reading →


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Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton’s New Book Honors Black Baseball Heroes From Her Father And More

The daughter of black baseball legend Henry Kimbro has spent the past year writing a new book to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Negro League in Nashville. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick, Daddy’s Scrapbook: Henry Kimbro Of The Negro Baseball League

Henry Kimbro was one of Negro League’s best on the baseball field, and one of the so-called worst off the field. Continue Reading →


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