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Devereaux Meadow was Raleigh's gritty baseball shrine

NOV 1, 2015

With its rickety wooden bleachers, its patchy infield grass and its chain-link fence for an outfield wall, Devereaux Meadow never won praise for its scenery or plushness. The best ticket a fan could buy consisted of a folding chair behind home plate, which included a spectacular view of the Jesse Jones Sausage billboard.

But the old ballpark shines eternally for those lucky enough to have watched a game there, listening to foul balls bounce off its tin roof, watching a teenage Carl Yastrzemski knock home runs that landed on Downtown Boulevard.


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