Hamtramck Stadium
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 23.399 W 083° 03.197
17T E 330990 N 4695119
Quick Description: Conviently located in Veterans Park by 2 other Historical Markers!
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2014 7:28:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMM95B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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When the Negro National League was founded in 1920 one of its eight charter teams was the Detroit Stars who played at Mac Park on Detroit's East Side. A 1929 fire damaged Mack Park so owner John Roesink built Hamtramck Stadium in 1930 on land leased from Detroit Lumber Company. The new stadium had a twelve foot high metal outfield fence, box seating and bleachers down the right field line. In May 1930, some 9,000 fans attended the grand opening where former Detroit Tiger Ty Cobb threw out the first pitch. IN June 1930, Michigan's first night baseball game was played here; the Stars played the Kansas City Monarchs under a portage lighting system. In 2012 Hamtramck Stadium was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 731

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

website: Not listed

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