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Ghosts of the Abandoned NY Black Yankees Stadium

Ghosts of the Abandoned NY Black Yankees Stadium

©Luke J Spencer

The seats were probably never that comfortable; there were no backs to them for one thing. But the benches that looked down upon the playing fields of the old Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, were set in a beautiful Art Deco sporting arena, designed to look like a classical Coliseum with a capacity for up to 10,000 people. And this was a place where history was made, for Hinchliffe Stadium is perhaps the only surviving home field of a Negro baseball league team in the United States of America.