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New Haven Ravens
Eastern League (AA)
affiliation: Seattle Mariners
252 Derby Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516
203-782-1666, 800-RAVENS-1
Yale Field (5,900)
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Minor league baseball returned to the New Haven area in 1994 when the New Haven Ravens, an expansion team in the Eastern League, began play. New Haven had last hosted a team in 1932, also in the Eastern League. The adjacent town of West Haven had an Eastern League team in the 1970s and early 1980s. The Ravens were an immediate success with the fans and on the field. After a disappointing season in 1998 the team switched affiliations from the Colorado Rockies to the Seattle Mariners.

Dan Rohn is the new manager of the Ravens, with Pat Rice servnig as pitching coach and Henry Cotto as hitting instructor. W. Edward Massey is the team owner, and Chris Canetti is the general manager.

All Ravens games will be broadcast on WAVZ 1300 AM. The team also has a Web site which includes team information, schedule and ticket ordering, and merchandise.


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[Image of Yale Field]Yale Field, built in 1927, has been the longtime home of the Yale University baseball team. A number of future stars, such as pitcher Ron Darling, played collegiate games at Yale Field. In the late 1940s, first base for Yale was occupied by a man who would find fame outside the world of baseball -- George Bush. When the Ravens arrived in 1994, they gave the stadium a much-needed renovation, and the upgraded park now hosts Ravens and Yale baseball games.

[Image of left & center field at Yale Field]Center field at Yale Field is guarded by New Haven's version of the Green Monster: a 25-foot high steel wall. A scoreboard, still manually operated, is located on the wall. More modern scoreboards can be found in left and right field as well. The park, which can hold 5,900 fans, is 330 feet down the line in left and a short 315 down the line in right. Yale Field's Green Monster is 405 feet from home plate.

Directions: from I-95, take Exit 44 (if traveling east) or Exit 45 (if traveling west) to Route 10 North. Follow the signs north to Yale Bowl, about 2-3 miles away. Turn left from Route 10 onto Derby Street, and the park will be on the left shortly after the turn, at the New Haven-West Haven town line. Several parking lots are available: Lot 1, located right behind the left field wall, is $3 per car; Lot 2, located a few hundred feet past the left field area, is $2; and Lot 3, located around the Yale Bowl across Route 34, is $1. There is also limited free on-street parking near the park for early arrivals. You can use this map to help you get to the park.

Tickets: Ticket prices are unchanged from 1998: luxury box seats are $15 each, upper box $8 each, and reserved grandstand seats are $6 each. General admission tickets for bleacher sections down the left and right field lines are $4 each for adults, $2 for seniors 65 and over and children ages 5-12.

Other Costs (1998):
Hot Dog:$1.75
Beer:$2.75 - $3.25
Soda:$1.50, $2.00 and $2.75
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