Jack White donates $10,000 to help restore a classic Negro League baseball stadium

An organization in Detroit has put together a crowdfunding campaign to restore Hamtramck Stadium. The stadium was built on the border of Detroit and a city called Hamtramck in 1930 and was home to the Negro National League team, Detroit Stars and briefly the Detroit Wolves. The stadium was also home to a 1959 Little League champion team.  The goal of the society working on the restoration is $50,000 and their first donation came from the former White Stripes leader, Jack White. He donated $10,000!

Jack White is a noted baseball fan, an investor is a baseball bat company, and proud former resident of Detroit.

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"Hamtramck’s very own field of dreams is an open-air time capsule hiding in plain sight in Veterans Park. The site resonates with the spirits of Negro Leaguers and generations of Hamtramck and Detroit youth- black&white playing ball on this emerald diamond. Home to Hall of Famer Norman “Turkey” Sterns and the Detroit Stars in the 30s, this historic field also saw Art “Pinky” Deras – The greatest Little Leaguer ever – lead Hamtramck’s team to the 1959 Little League world championship. The nonprofit Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium is working with the city of Hamtramck, the Stearns Family, and preservationists to reclaim our field and grandstand for youth sports.” // This commemorative poster is a work in progress designed and printed by Shana Agid and Lee Marchalonis at Signal-Return #openingday #baseball #hamtramckstadium #friendsofhistorichamtramckstadium #detroit #letterpress www.hamtramckstadium.org

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