Don Newcombe & Roy Campanella played here!

I happen to be staying in Nashua, NH for business and after reading a little history on Holman Stadium, I was looking forward to visiting this ballpark.   The  American Defenders of New Hampshire play in this historic park.  Last time I visited N.H, the Nashua Prides played there.   

Back in the old days, one of the Dodgers minor league teams played at this ballpark in Nashua, NH.   

What a thrill to be at this historic stadium and see the plaque dedicated to the achievements of Don Newcombe & Roy Campanella!   Thank you Nashua, NH for permitting these two baseball players to play here. 

A very happy 83rd Birthday Newk who was born on June 14, 1926.  It is such a pleasure and honor to see you at Dodger Stadium!

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Here is the ballpark.  Note the retired numbers for Newk, Campy and Jackie. 

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 Guess what I found out?  Eric Gagne has signed with the Quebec Capitales.  Quebec will play a three game series at Holman Stadium June 29 to July 1st.  

8 Comments

What a great park! Thanks for sharing pictures of it.

Julia
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I’m going to move back to my home state of Arkansas in just a few years. There are two new AA fields in the state but I don’t believe either of them play the Chattanooga Lookouts. The new one is the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, which are a Royals affiliate. The other is the Arkansas Travelers, affiliate to our enemy the Angels. I guess when I get back I’ll have to be a Naturals fan. ;)

Wow, that looks like a beautiful stadium!! I love the forest in the background :)
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Julia,
If you have a chance, you should visit the park.
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Aducker,
Definetely you need to become a Naturals fan when you move back!

Hey Kaybee,
That seat cost me $5. $for $20 they had all you can eat but I had dinner prior to going to the game and they had those fry breads making them there. If you have a chance go check out one of your Padre’s minor league teams.

Great pix, Emma. And interesting about Gagne. I still remember going to Dodger Stadium and seeing him come in for the 9th with all the hoopla. Talk about a fall from grace. Maybe he’ll make a comeback.

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Emma,
Glad you had a nice time at the park. Maybe I’ll visit it when I’m in Maine over the summer. Where I stay, it’s practically New Hampshire.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Jane,
So you and I were at the Dodger Stadium at the same time. I could have run into you. I hope Gagne makes a comeback.
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Elizabeth! I have not read you for a while!
I hope you do visit that park or any minor league park. There are so charming.

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