The Rumble Ponies are honored to announce the Eastern League has selected Binghamton to host the 2020 All-Star Game. League president Joe McEacharn, alongside team president John Hughes, revealed the news at a press conference Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The selection marks a significant payoff for the community that saw a groundswell of support to host the game from local and state dignitaries, the New York Mets organization and, most importantly, the citizens of the Southern Tier. The All-Star Game will be sponsored by Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting, an industry leader in sports venue LED lighting systems.
Texas Rangers designated hitter/first baseman Prince Fielder and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey have been named the recipients of the 2015 American League and National League Comeback Player of the Year Awards, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today. The announcement was made earlier this morning on MLB Network’s Hot Stove. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and presented annually to one player in each League who has re-emerged on the field during the season. The 30 Club beat reporters from MLB.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball, selected the winners from an original list of 30 candidates (one per MLB Club).
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With the end of the MLB season just over 5 weeks away and both NY tams looking good, I thought it only fitting to talk about this city’s MLB intra-city rivalry. The Mets–Yankees rivalry has its origins in the histories of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, and6 the Yankees, the three Major League Baseball teams of New York City from 1903 to 1957. For most of that time, the Giants played in Manhattan, the Dodgers in Brooklyn, and the Yankees in the Bronx.
Hey New Yorkers, the Nostalgia Train got you to the Mets game as New York City prepared to ‘Shea’ goodbye to Shea Stadium. On Sunday, September 28, 2008 New York City Transit rolled out its vintage Nostalgia Train along the 7 line in commemoration of the final regular season home game at Shea.
Shea Stadium was the home we grew up with and loved. Shea saw it all, from Mets baseball to Yankees baseball, Jets Football, soccer, The Pope, WWE wrestling, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and so much more. It broke my heart as it did many other Mets fans hearts to see it go. It was the home baseball park of the New York Mets from 1964 to 2008.