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About Michael Hamel

Michael Hamel has worked in the software and computer technology industry for over 20 years. In his spare time he indulges his other passions, including reading and researching many aspects of American history. Michael is also an avid sports fan (of Boston’s four major professional teams, naturally) and collector, and is particularly interested in the intersection of sports history with local and national history. A native Rhode Islander and graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has contributed to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Games Project, the web site Basketball-Reference.com, and occasionally posts sports-related articles on his personal web site (michaelhamel.net). He now lives in Massachusetts.
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Pittsburgh Steelers Make Rhode Island Their Summer Home, 1964 to 1966
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Pittsburgh Steelers Make Rhode Island Their Summer Home, 1964 to 1966

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On March 14, 1964, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League announced they would hold their training camp that summer at the University of Rhode Island.[1] It was an …
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