Hamtramck Stadium saw no shortage of great players take the field. Seventeen members of the Detroit Stars would go on to become members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and 43 out of the top 100 African-American players of all time played in Hamtramck at one time or another. (Pete Palmer, ESPN) Notables include Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Osker Charleston, Cool Papa Bell, Willie The Devil Wells, Smokey Joe Williams and Norman Turkey Stearnes. These players were considered the best of the segregated era of baseball. Center fielder Norman Turkey Stearnes, a star of the Star's, played for the team from 1923-1931 and again in 1937. In his 1931 season, Stearnes lead the league in runs, hits, extra base hits, and home runs. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
The mainly brick, steel and concrete structure sits on the original site of the former Detroit Lumber Company and the Calvert Coal Company which was also near a railway. This may have caused for odd outfield measurements (315 Left, 528 Center, 407 Right) but was the least of concern as the excitement of Opening Day rolled around. Then honor of the first pitch thrown at Hamtramck Stadium was given to none other than the infamous Ty Cobb, in May 1930. The Site continued to play home for the Negro National League's Detroit Stars for the 1930,1931 and 1933 season. In 1932 the Detroit Wolves of the brief-lived Negro East-West League called it home and then in 1937 the stadium would go on to house the Detroit Stars of the Negro American League. In 1940 the park was acquired by the city of Detroit and renovated in 1941. After the dissolve of the Negro Leagues in 1950, Hamtramck hosted various games during and in the following decades for college football, church leagues and high school sporting events but has been ultimately unused since the 1990s. In 2012 the stadium was placed on the National Register of Historical Places and as of August 2014, a State of Michigan Historic Marker has been dedicated to the site. The stadium is available and awaiting future renovations.