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Negro League stadium saved

A man walks past Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J. The Senate approved a measure that would add the stadium to Great Falls National Historical Park. (Associated Press)
A man walks past Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J. The Senate approved a measure that would add the stadium to Great Falls National Historical Park. (Associated Press)
Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. – One of the last remaining stadiums in America where Negro League baseball was played may soon become part of a national park in New Jersey.

The U.S. Senate approved a measure Friday that would add Hinchliffe Stadium to Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson. The measure, one of several parks provisions attached to the defense bill, now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk.

The art deco structure opened in 1932 and was home to several Negro League teams, including the New York Black Yankees and the New York Cubans.

Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played at Hinchliffe, including Larry Doby, who went to school in Paterson.

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