Chris Ilitch, on behalf of the Detroit Tigers organization, participated in an event acknowledging the start of renovation work on historic Hamtramck Stadium, one of only five Negro League ballparks still in existence.
The Wayne County Commission today approved an $850,000 grant proposal from Executive Warren C. Evans to fund the renovation of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, once the home of the Negro National League’s Detroit Stars.
SABR Detroit is proud to co-sponsor the Detroit Negro Leagues Centennial Symposium on Thursday, September 24! The event will include a panel presentation via Zoom followed by a self-driving tour of historic Negro League sites in Detroit.
On Tuesday the city of Hamtramck adopted a resolution naming the field at Hamtramck Stadium for Turkey Stearnes. Deadspin recently posted a story by Joseph Heller about the history and renovation of the stadium,
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!…