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Season 2 of York’s long comeback campaign – Iconic images 21-23 of 31

A marker designates home plate as York’s new Sovereign Bank Stadium was constructed around it. York officials – and many residents in York County – are hoping the return of baseball helps drive a stake through the heart of the economic struggle that sometimes confronts the city. Background posts: 400 years ago, John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay – 1 of 31 iconic images, New baseball diamond serves as York cornerstone – 20/31iconic photos and First pitch could break link with York race riots.

In the past two “Connections” editions, we have assembled colorful layouts showing the Murals of York and paintings of key figures with York connections in the American Revolution.
For this year’s special publication, our spread will show 20 images (allow time to load) that help define York County.
Now, we’ve added four more sets of iconic photos to the mix.
These photos connect with a major plank in York city officials’ platform for the city’s renaissance – baseball… .


The old York County Courthouse appears to be overseeing construction of the York Revolution’s new stadium.
The irony pointed out in past posts is that baseball left the city, in part, because race rioting impacted attendance in 1969. That rioting hastened a decline in the city’s retail hub. Now, city officials are depending on baseball to help bring the city back.
The York Revolution opens its second season with a road game today at Camden.
Next week, they’ll open at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
Play ball!
Wayne Franklin fires to home plate during the franchise opener for the Atlantic League’s Revolution. This marked the returned of a team to York for the first time since 1969.
Posts in this series:
400 years ago, John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay – 1/31 iconic images
Declaration signer James Smith tops York County patriot list – 2/31 iconic images
Going to market a longtime York County pastime – 3/31 iconic images
William C. Goodridge: From slavery to success story – 4/31 iconic images

Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images
Artist Horace Bonham captured everyday life – 6/31 iconic images
York County farm vs. factory tension relieved in overnight raid – 7/31 iconic images
York County stood firmly behind Allies on all fronts in WW II – 8/31 iconic images
Downtown thrived in post-WW II York – 9/31 iconic images
After WWII success, Farquhar sells assets to out-of-town outfit – 10/31 iconic images.
Sears, York County Shopping Center in the middle of things – 11/31 iconic images
Three Mile Island emergency indelibly written into memories – 12/2 iconic images.
People of varying religious groups founded York County – 13/31 iconic images
President Reagan: ‘Harley is back and standing tall’ – 14/31 iconic images
York’s mayor: ‘We are no longer unprotected’ – 15/31 iconic images
Grange Hall represented past way of York County life – 16/31 iconic images.
York County Honors Choir product of proud moment – 17/31 iconic images.
Meeting of riot victims brought hope for racial accord – 18/31 iconic images.
Property rights foundational factor in Lauxmont dispute – 19/31 iconic images.
New baseball diamond serves as York cornerstone – 20/31 iconic images
Season 2 of York’s campaign to come back – 21-23 of 31 iconic images
York on knees as its men storm Normandy beaches – 24-25 of 31 iconic images
One image illustrates two long-neglected subjects in York area – 26-27 of 31 iconic images
Images explain changes in York County factories, farms – 28-29 of 31 iconic images
York County still home to unvarnished beauty – 30/31 iconic images
Latinos most recent migrant group to call York County home – 31/31 iconic images
See all these iconic photos in a special magazine layout (but please leave time for loading).
For additional iconic photos of York County, see this blog’s iconic photo category.