Detroit rocker Jack White has lent his efforts toward helping restore Hamtramck Stadium, a Detroit-area ballpark that served as home for the Negro League’s Detroit Stars. Read more here. Watch news report here.
At the corner of Michigan and Trumbull avenues in Detroit (MI), a ballpark was built there in 1895 and was the site of professional baseball for more than 100 years. The Detroit Tigers made it their home in 1912, and it stayed that way until Sept. 27, 1999, when the last game was played at Tiger Stadium. Barely five miles away in the near north suburb of Hamtramck, the former home of the Negro League Detroit Stars has sat neglected and forgotten for at least two decades. Read more and view photos here.
Dallas (TX)-based Comerica Bank said Friday it will exercise an option to extend its Comerica Park naming rights deal an additional five years, taking it through 2034. Read more here.
Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark in the city is another step closer to revitalization. The goal is to develop the city-owned stadium site into a multi-purpose facility for activities including organized sports events, pickup games and concerts. Read more here.
On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne State opened its brand new Harwell Field baseball stadium in homage of the great broadcaster. The stadium doubles as a historical museum to Harwell’s role in baseball and the Detroit Tigers. Read more and see photos here.
This new year could mark the start of a new life for the historic Hamtramck Stadium, one of the nation’s few remaining Negro League ballparks. Read more and watch video report here. View street view here. Visit Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium here.