Guest Blog- America’s “Past”-ime at the Pipe Yard

April 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm 1 comment

Lorain Pipe Yard

On April 27th, the City of Lorain will host its inaugural Andrew “Rube” Foster Night at the Pipe Yard. The event is a tribute to Rube Foster who founded the Negro National League in 1920. Rube Foster

At 6:45 p.m. Lorain resident, Ernie Nimmons, and several other former Negro League players will be honored. Ernie Nimmons Ernie Nimmons Sandusky High School Year Book

During the program, $500 scholarships will be awarded to four athletes. Area businesses contributed to make these scholarships possible.
Cross-town rivals Lorain Admiral King and Lorain Southview play under the lights at 7:00 p.m. These teams will be outfitted in throwback jerseys of the Chicago-American Giants (Admiral King) and the Indianapolis Clowns (Southview). Kohlmyer’s generously donated the jerseys. The evening will be topped off with fireworks.
Besides the program, baseball game, and fireworks, numerous local organizations will be providing displays and activities throughout the evening. Following the game, children will be given the opportunity to run the bases.
Cost for the evening is $5.00 for box seats and $3.00 for general admission. All proceeds will benefit the Pipe Yard.
Join us for this fun-filled, memorable evening!

David Darr
Lorain Parks & Recreation

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  April 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    As an FYI, the reason that the Indianapolis Clowns were chosen as a representative team for this game is that Ernie Nimmons played for the Clowns in 1952.

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