SABR Detroit’s Gary Gillette has been instrumental in the restoration of Hamtramck Stadium. This is a great day for this stadium and for baseball history!
Hamtramck Stadium will receive a facelift worth nearly $500,000 through a National Park Service grant approved on Thursday by the Wayne County Commission.
Hamtramck Stadium is a historic ballpark where baseball Hall of Fame members Turkey Stearnes, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige and many other Negro League legends once played.
The grant goes toward renovating the stadium, which is a 90-year-old facility.
View photos of Hamtramck Stadium taken during SABR Detroit’s Detroit Stars Centennial in 2019, by SABR member Nathan Bierma:
#OTD #20YearsAgo Turkey Stearnes was elected to the @baseballhall.
He played here at Hamtramck Stadium for the #DetroitStars.
Learn more about community efforts to preserve the historic stadium:https://t.co/UArA6t6mcv#BlackHistoryMonth @HamtownGC pic.twitter.com/wJV5ZmPXFp
— Tigers History (@TigersHistory) February 29, 2020