Hilltop Park & New York Highlanders
Hilltop Park was the nickname of a baseball park that stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the American League's East Division. /5
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The great Eddie Collins (Philadelphia Athletics) is at-bat against the New York Highlanders @ Hilltop Park, 1909. Ed S…
August 22, 1912: Colonel Charles Mangin and the French Army defeated Moroccan rebel Ahmed al-Hiba at Marrakesh. Two weeks later, al-Hiba and his men would be defeated in a second battle. New York Highlanders lose at Hilltop Park 9-4 to the Chicago White Sox.
August 13, 1912: The Radio Act of 1912 was enacted, providing for all American radio broadcasters to be licensed by, and assigned a specific frequency, by the United States government. Zapatistas captured the Mexican city of Ixtapa after killing 200 government troops. New York Highlanders (33-71) return home after an 8 game losing streak and defeat the Tigers 3-2 at Hilltop Park. Born: Ben Hogan, American professional golfer, winner of nine major championships; in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997); and Salvador Luria, Italian-born molecular biologist, 1969 Nobel Prize laureate; in Turin (d. 1991) Died: Jules Massenet, 70, French composer; and Horace Howard Furness, 80, American Shakespearean scholar
July 15, 1912: The National Health Insurance Act took effect in the United Kingdom. The original Act provided sickness, disability and maternity benefits and free treatment for tuberculosis for all insured workers, but not for their dependents. The New York Highlanders defeat the St. Louis Browns 5-3 at Hilltop Park in Manhattan to improve to a lowly 22-53.
A professional baseball team New York Yankees previously referred to as New York Highlanders as they traditionally played at Hilltop Park - the greatest spot, then, in Manhattan. Then moved to the Polo Grounds - home of the New York Giants of the National League - and then soon officially changed na...
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