14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
This statue adorned the ballpark for the Richmond Braves AAA minor league team from 1985 to 2008. When the ballpark became home to The Flying Squirrels AA minor league team, the mascot was given a new home atop one of the ageing industrial tobacco buildings that are finding new life as loft apartments along the James River. A new ballpark is being considered for the area, but is meeting local resistance because tentative plans site it on a burial ground for pre-Civil War slaves
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||The American Experience
||Nov. 29, 2016, 4:42 p.m.