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The Baseball Ground that Ruth Built

In 113 years, will Yankees stadium be the colloquial name for the home pitch of NYCFC? Will it repeat the history of the Derby County Baseball Club?

For those of you not in the know... For 113 years until 2003, Derby County Football Club played its home soccer matches at "The Baseball Ground". The pitch was named for a highly successful (although short lived) baseball team that was the dream of Sir Francis Ley. He hoped to introduce baseball to the UK.

For decades the soccer team was the second tenants, then the first tenants, the the only tenants until finally people completely forgot about the baseball team that played there 100+ years ago. The New York Yankees certainly have a lot more history and a significantly more significant fanbase. However, I wonder...

For the Wikipedia article, here you go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_Ground

For those of you who follow the EPL, there's a decent chance Derby County will be promoted to the Premier League next season.

Alright guys, I don't believe I have to say this but, just in case, please do not submit anything racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise not appropriate for even the younger Timbers fans.

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