HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) – A former home of baseball’s Negro Leagues has been recognized with a historical marker.

A ceremony took place Thursday in honor of the installation of the marker at Hamtramck Stadium, where the Detroit Stars once played.

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The group Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium has been raising money to repair the grandstand and field, estimated to cost $250,000 to $600,000.

The stadium in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, and the Michigan Historical Commission approved a historical marker for the site.

The grandstand and field date to 1930 and are located in Veterans Memorial Park.

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The Negro Leagues gave African Americans a chance to play professional baseball in an era when the majors excluded them.

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