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Talking Old Tiger Stadium, The Corner Ballpark, and the Future Hamtramck

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.

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Historic Negro Leagues Ballpark Gets First Sponsor to Fund Help Renovation

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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Cricket at Historic Hamtramck Ballpark?

A community input meeting on plans to restore and redevelop a historic Negro League baseball stadium in Hamtramck (MI) drew dozens of residents Monday evening, including a group of youths from the Detroit enclave’s Bengali immigrant community.  Read more here.

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City Hires Firm to Begin Planning Restoration of Historic Hamtramck Ballpark

Officials are moving toward a plan to renovate Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark.  The city has hired Smith Group JJR for $76,900-plus to create a pre-development plan as a precursor to any construction.  Read more here.

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Latest on Hamtramck’s Revival

Historic preservation, like baseball, involves some swings and misses.  Just ask the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, the group trying to save Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark.  Read more here.

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Reviving Hamtramck’s Negro League Ballpark

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.

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Effort Underway to Revive Historic Negro League Ballpark

detroit-starsThis 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.

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