The renovation of Hamtramck Stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor. Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park. Read more here.
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The annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity will take place on June 14 at 7:05pm at National Park, home of the Washington Nationals. Learn more here and here. Visit Facebook page here. Visit Twitter page here. U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot during a practice for the game last year, plans to take the field. Read more here.
As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September. Read more here.
The crack of the bat at Durham Bulls’ (Triple-A, International League) ballpark is a welcome sign of spring, but the start of baseball season is also the start of the growing season for fruits and vegetables. The Bulls’ new Victory Garden combines the two forces for a dual-pronged purpose. Read more here. For the fan looking for hearty and crazy ballpark eats, the Bulls have that too. Read more and view photos here.
The Yawkey Foundation issued a statement Wednesday following an announcement from the Boston Red Sox that the club had filed a formal petition to restore Yawkey Way to its original name, Jersey Street. Read more and view full statement here.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Working to Reverse Trend of Declining Black Participation in Baseball
The league that integrated professional sports is now bleeding black players and black fans. A project on the East Side of San Antonio (TX), partially funded by Major League Baseball, hopes to fight the trend locally. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation have joined forces to create the OKC Dodgers Rookie League in order to help bolster youth baseball participation in the community as well as foster an environment that emphasizes leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship, the organizations announced today.