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|#1on Jul 28 2013 1:17PM|
This is a 1949 image of Mitchell Stadium on Magee Avenue in Stamford. It was home to the Colonial LeagueÂ?s Stamford Bombers in 1947 and the Stamford Pioneers in 1948 and 1949. The ballpark had been home to the Stamford Pioneers semi-pro team beginning in 1941 and was also a very popular venue for boxing. The 1947 Bombers are an interesting footnote to the integration of baseball. Of the 17 black players in organized baseball in 1947 six played for the Stamford Bombers. This was later the site of a drive in movie theater and is now an industrial area.
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