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How to memorialize Tinker Field? Orlando leaders want to hear your ideas

How to memorialize Tinker Field? Orlando leaders want to hear your ideas

Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron all stepped to the plate there. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke from the pitcher's mound. And author Jack Kerouac watched games from the left-field bleachers. Over the course of its 92 years, Tinker Field hosted many mural-, statue- or plaque-worthy faces. But which should represent its storied history? City officials will solicit ideas from the public on how best to memorialize the former baseball stadium during a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dr. J.B. Callahan Neighborhood Center, 101 N. Parramore Ave. A remembrance was promised when the City Council in March approved demolishing the field's grandstands...

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