Hilltop Park & Red Sox

Hilltop Park was the nickname of a baseball park that stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. 5.0/5

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Thje Joy of Sox: What was the first home ballpark the Red Sox played in? a. Hilltop Park. b. Fenway Park c. Shibe Park d. Huntington Avenue Grounds
Today in Baseball History -- June 30 -- from Mary Landers 1894 -- Fred Clarke makes his major league debut going 5-for-5 for the Louisville Colonels. The future Hall of Famer collects four singles and a triple. 1908 -- At New York's Hilltop Park, Red Sox legend Cy Young no-hits the Highlanders (Yankees), 8-0. The contest marks the third time the 41-year old has accomplished the feat. 1909 -- The Cubs spoil the Pirates' debut at Forbes Field, 3-2. The new state-of-the-art ballpark, named for General John Forbes who was an officer in the French and Indian War, is the first stadium to be made completely of steel and poured concrete. 1938 -- The Phillies lose the final game to be played at the Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl bowing to the Giants, 14-1. New York center fielder Hank Lieber hits the last homer in the history of the 51-year old ballpark. 1948 -- At Briggs Stadium, Indians right-hander Bob Lemon throws the first American League night time no-hitter blanking the Tigers, 2-0. The Tigers' home was the la ...
All baseball fans should love this. Copied/pasted from ESPN game notes on Sox-Yanks game. Bernando LaPallo, who says at 111 that he's the oldest Yankees fan, was on the dirt near the dugout during batting practice and injured star Derek Jeter came over to greet him. "Hit some home runs," LaPallo told Jeter. "I got to start playing first," the All-Star answered. Born on Aug, 17, 1901, LaPallo says he first saw the team in person when it was called the Highlanders and played at Hilltop Park, its home until 1912. LaPallo says he met Babe Ruth even before he played for the Yankees or Red Sox.
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