Hamtramck Stadium

Historic Hamtramck Stadium is one of only five Negro League home ballparks still in existence. The grandstand and field are in Veterans Memorial Park on the south side of Hamtramck. The Stadium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. In 2014, a State of Michigan Historic Marker was dedicated at the site. On January 12, 2017, Hamtramck Stadium was the recipient of a National Park Service African American Civil Rights Grant for pre-development planning.

Negro League Hall of Famers who played in Hamtramck

In order of induction into National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

  1. Satchel Paige (1971)
  2. Josh Gibson (1972)
  3. Cool Papa Bell (1974) [Detroit Wolves 1932]
  4. Judy Johnson (1975)
  5. Oscar Charleston (1976)
  6. Ray Dandridge (1987) [Detroit Stars 1933]
  7. Bill Foster (1996)
  8. Willie Wells (1997) [Detroit Wolves 1932]
  9. Bullet Rogan (1998)
  10. Smokey Joe Williams (1999) [Detroit Wolves 1932]
  11. Turkey Stearnes (2000) [Detroit Stars 1930-1931, 1937]
  12. Hilton Smith (2001)
  13. Mule Suttles (2006) [Detroit Wolves 1932]
  14. Jud Wilson (2006)
  15. Willard Brown (2006)
  16. Andy Cooper (2006) [Detroit Stars 1930]
  17. Ray Brown (2006) [Detroit Wolves 1932]