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Skylands Park: Goodbye to baseball

With a day-care center on site, a flea market proposed for the concourse and the ballpark reconfigured for recreational uses, it doesn’t look like pro baseball will ever return to Sussex County’s Skylands Park. The ballpark was once home to the New Jersey Cardinals (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the Sussex Skyhawks (independent; Can-Am […]

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Will baseball return to Augusta? Probably, if the price is right

The demise of the Sussex SkyHawks (independent; Can-Am League) doesn’t mean professional baseball won’t return to Skylands Park in the near future — but there needs to be some changes regarding the landlord’s financial expectations. Pro baseball has been a mixed bag in Augusta, N.J.: the original New Jersey Cardinals (short season A; NY-Penn League) […]

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SkyHawks to go dark?

A deal for Floyd Hall to sell the Sussex SkyHawks (independent; Can-Am League) has fallen through, and efforts to sell the team continues — but unless a deal can be consummated soon, the team could go dark in 2011 or play as a travel team, putting the indy circuit in a scheduling pinch. It’s a […]

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Skyhawks shooting for coin-toss record

Fans at tonight’s Sussex Skyhawks (independent; Can-Am Association) game will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for simultaneous coin tosses. Each fan in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a free nickel to use during the post-game toss courtesy of the event’s sponsor, Lakeland Bank. The current record of 1,117 people was set by […]

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Skylands Park / Sussex Skyhawks

Welcome to the middle of nowhere. Sussex County, New Jersey, is tucked away in the northern tip of the state near the New York state line. It s not Bruce Springsteen’s gritty urban Jersey, but rather rolling hills and pastures. The ballpark, the former home of the New Jersey Cardinals, sits at the crossroads of […]

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