Sayegh has numerous targets for the positioning’s future, however his final prize can be internet hosting an M.L.B. recreation at Hinchliffe in an occasion just like the Discipline of Desires video games performed close to the film set in Dyersville, Iowa. Sayegh stated he may envision a matchup between the Yankees and his beloved Mets, and the groups may put on the uniforms of the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans.

Sayegh stated that the thought of taking part in at Hinchliffe had been broached with each franchises, and that former large league infielder Harold Reynolds, one other advocate, had spoken to Commissioner Rob Manfred in regards to the idea.

“M.L.B. is grateful for all of the curiosity that exists to host particular main league video games and occasions sooner or later,” a league spokesman stated when requested about the potential of taking part in at Hinchliffe, including that “We’re persevering with to guage the various alternatives in figuring out our particular occasion schedule for upcoming seasons.”

Whereas M.L.B. goes over its choices, Sayegh is sharpening his gross sales pitch.

“That’s the actual Discipline of Desires,” he stated of the Dyersville website. “I assumed it was an impressive movie, nevertheless it’s a film set. It’s not the place historical past occurred, proper? It’s not the place people, who had been excluded due to the colour of their pores and skin, performed. They performed in Paterson. They’d a house in Hinchliffe once they weren’t allowed to play at Yankee Stadium or in Fenway Park or Wrigley Discipline.”

As excited as persons are in regards to the return {of professional} baseball to Hinchliffe, Doby Jr. stated the potential to have an effect on youthful athletes was essentially the most significant facet of the stadium’s rebirth. He needs to see Hinchliffe function a “springboard for the youth of right now and tomorrow,” similar to it did for his father.

“It’s been such a very long time coming, and it’s been such a tough highway. The truth that it’s occurring could be very — I imply, it’s like we are able to virtually contact it now,” Doby Jr. stated. “I do know my father can be proud to be related to it, and he’d be extra proud that some youngsters will probably be getting the identical alternatives that he received when he was a child.”


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