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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Negro League baseball program at Library Saturday


The Newark Eagles were one of the teams in the Negro League.
 
As Plainfield youth prepare for their 2013 baseball season, the Friends of the Library are hosting a special program this Saturday afternoon on Negro League baseball at Yankee Stadium, 'The House the Ruth Built and Pop Opened!'.

The program, presented by Lawrence Hogan, PhD, professor of history at Union County College will cover of the history of Negro League baseball from 1930 through 1948 at America’s most historic ballpark, Yankee Stadium. Presentation will focus on the historic opening of the Stadium to Negro League play on July 5th, 1930, for a doubleheader that is arguably the most significant game ever played at the fabled Yankee Stadium. Video and materials will bring home the events to attendees.

The presentation takes place in the Plainfield Public Library's Anne Louise Davis Meeting Room, Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 PM. Admission is free and baseball enthusiasts of all ages are welcome! The program is funded by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities.

The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street. Parking is available in two library lots and on the street. Information: Belinda Smiley (908) 514-9478.



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