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Baseball
Every Person in New York

THE MORNING LINE "Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game's over."
—Mary Schmich




THE MINORS
Opening game of the season is Friday, June 17, 7pm, when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the SI Yanks. Stay for the post-game fireworks.



EVENT
At Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 E. 11th [Bway/Univ] 212.226.7150, which sells handmade baseballs and which functions as a community center for anyone passionate about the game, hosts Hall of Famer Jim Palmer on Thursday, June 2, 7pm. Palmer will discuss his new book Nine Innings to Success.



BATTING CAGES
Chelsea Piers
The Baseball Center
Randall's Island Golf & Entertainment
Astoria Sports Complex




TWO GROUPS
Play baseball as it was originally done in 1864 by the New York Gothams with the Gotham Base Ball Club.

Established in 2001, the mission of the NY Women's Baseball Association is to provide baseball instruction and competition for women and girls of all experience levels.



YANKEES SCOREBOARD MESSAGE
Get your personal message in big lights on the Yankee video board in centerfield. It's $100, which goes to the Yankees' charitable foundation. Left centerfield video board messages are $10. More info here.



A TRIBUTE
Baseball pioneer James Whyte Davis gets some belated recognition with a gravestone at Green-Wood Cemetery.








Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.




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