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Hinchliffe Stadium

Hinchliffe Stadium built 1931–32 on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson's National Landmark Great Falls. It is one of only a handful of stadiums surviving nationally that once played host to significant Negro league baseball during America's Jim Crow era.

 

In 1933, the stadium's first complete season hosting baseball, Hinchliffe hosted the Colored Championship of the Nation, the Negro League equivalent of the World Series. That following year, the New York Black Yankees made the stadium their home, a tenure that lasted till 1945.

 

This is the crumbling main entrance to Hinchliffe Stadium, with it's concrete cracking, and tile roofs falling apart. How many hundreds of thousands of people passed through these gates over the decades to see "the boys of summer" and other games?

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Taken on March 27, 2012