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Encyclopedia > Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds
Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds
Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds logo
Founded 2005
League Atlantic League
1999
Team History Newburgh Black Diamonds
1998-1999
Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds
1999-2002
Ballpark Memorial Park
Based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Team Colors black, green, burgundy, silver
Owner Lehigh Valley Professional Sports Clubs Inc.
Championships 0
Division Titles 0

The Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds were an Atlantic League team based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. From the 1998 season to 2002, they played in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Black Diamonds were previously known as the Newburgh Black Diamonds before moving to the Lehigh Valley. // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or Minor... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Quakertown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Quakertown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or Minor... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Black Diamonds played at Memorial Park in Quakertown, Pennsylvania in 2000. They spent the rest of their short existence as a traveling team in 2001. The Black Diamonds became the the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in 2002 when their half-finished stadium in the Lehigh Valley lost its funding. Quakertown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Road Warriors are a team owned by the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. ...


History

The Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds were originally slated to play at the Lehigh Valley Multi-Purpose Sport Complex, a 6,400-seat, $15 million-dollar ballpark in Williams Township, Pennsylvania. Construction was halted by developer Jim Petrucci when the team owner, Thomas Flaherty, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 1, 2000 with some $3 million dollars in debts. Bankruptcy records showed 128 people submitted claims for $52,683 in season ticket sales. Williams Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The Lehigh Valley Multi-Purpose Sport Complex was demolished in early 2005, without ever hosting a single baseball game.[1]


Baseball in the Lehigh Valley today

Despite the failure of the Black Diamonds, baseball in the Lehigh Valley is not lost forever. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the city of Allentown will be the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the AAA franchise of the Philadelphia Phillies. The IronPigs will play at the brand-new Coca-Cola Park, at the former Agere site in downtown Allentown. Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City  18. ... League International League Division North Division Year founded 2008 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark Coca-Cola Park Previous home ballparks Lynx Stadium City Allentown, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors furnace blue, brick red, steel Previous uniform colors black, red Logo design A stylized pig head made of iron and... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens... Coca-Cola Park is a stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


References

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Portal
  1. ^ Black Diamonds depart Lehigh Valley. Indy Leagues Graveyard. Retrieved on April 3, 2007.

 
 

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