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Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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WASHINGTON DC, New York Yankees legend Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera was honored on Monday afternoon at the White House.The former relief pitcher was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The 49-year-old Rivera has had a good year . In July the five-time World Series winner became the first player to ever be unanimously inducted into the national Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Governor Phil Murphy and Colonel Patrick Callahan Honor Elmora Troopers at State Police Headquarters

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WEST TRENTON  NJ,  Earlier today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan of the New Jersey State Police met with the Little League Elmora Troopers baseball team and their family and friends at the New Jersey State Police Museum and Log Cabin at Division Headquarters to celebrate their inspiring journey to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, P.A.

The Elmora Troopers had to beat the best teams in New Jersey to win the State Championship before heading to Connecticut to play in the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship where they won the tournament, which qualified them to participate in the Little League World Series.  The Troopers were one of only eight teams from across the country to make it to the tournament and one of the final four teams in the United States bracket.

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The Ridgewood 14u (Junior Division) wins Little League Sectionals

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood 14u (Junior Division) won the Little League Sectionals, defeating Randolph 8-0.

Pictured L-R Coach McCarthy, Mike Staiano, William Taylor, Jack Foerch, Lukas Barker, Thomas McCarthy, Daniel Weaver, Jay Wittmaack, Cole Conneen, Bobby Kuenzler, John Gardner, Dane Mikita, Coach Mikita, Chris Baney.

Not pictured, Coach John Foerch

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New Bridge Baseball History

by Kevin Wright, Bergen County Historical Society

New bridge landing NJ, Lithographs, based largely upon eyewitness observations and sketches, record the growing popularity of baseball among soldiers, who played games in camp during leisurely interludes of the American Civil War. Baseball grew into a truly national pastime, as both an athletic competition and spectator sport, when returning veterans established the now standardized game in hometowns from coast to coast.

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“PLAY BALL”The Bergen County Historical Society hosts an old-time Baseball Game Today 11am

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Love baseball? Love history? Step back into yesteryear when the Bergen County Historical Society once again hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. Featuring the Flemington Neshanocks versus the Enterprise Club of New Bridge!  It is said that the Enterprise Club was the best base ball team in the County in the 1870’s, can they regain that form after a long lay off?

Experience the crack of wood against leather, the cheers and jeers of the crowd, and baseball the way great-grandpa saw it, when these reenactor teams play with 19th century rules, equipment, and uniforms in an open field. A great way for the family to enjoy America’s game and cap of their Fourth of July celebrations!

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14U Ridgewood Raiders Baseball Team Takes District 4 Little League Championship!

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Ridgewood NJ, The 14U boys beat Paramus 5-0 & 4-1 to win District 4. Cheer them on as they move on to play in the Sectionals next Thursday in Sparta.
L-R Mike Staiano, Coach Mikita, Jack Foerch, Dane Mikita, Thomas McCarthy, Jay Wittmaack, Bobby Kuenzler, Daniel Weaver, John Gardner, Lucas Barker, William Taylor, Coach McCarthy, Chris Baney. Not Pictured: Coach Foerch.

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The Bergen County Historical Society hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing

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New Bridge Landing NJ, Love baseball? Love history? Step back into yesteryear when the Bergen County Historical Society once again hosts an old-time game in the Meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. Featuring the Flemington Neshanocks versus the Enterprise Club of New Bridge!  It is said that the Enterprise Club was the best base ball team in the County in the 1870’s, can they regain that form after a long lay off?

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Ridgewood 12U Raiders Little League District 4 Champs

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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to the 12U Raiders on their Little League District 4 Championship Win!

Players: Scarlett Seybold, Lauren Cochierre Erin Eltzholtz, Breanne Dowd, Hannah Johnson, Olivia Favieri, Claire Hamel, Danielle Haas, Sammy Lee, Ashley Coviello, Lauren Bond, Lucia Mastellone, Brynn Murray

Coaches: Glenn Hamel, Patti Dyrhaug, Mike Dyrhaug

 Team Manager: Cara Murray (not pictured)

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Ron Swoboda will be appearing at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, July 1st at 6:00pm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ron Swoboda will be appearing at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, July 1st @ 6:00pm
Swoboda a member of the “1969 Miracle Mets”, Ron Swoboda, will sign his new book: Here’s the Catch

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