Negro League Festivities
This weekend the Tigers will pay tribute to the Negro Leagues and Detroit Stars. This is an annual tradition that will mark it’s 13th year. The Tigers will sport the Detroit Stars uniforms while the Royals will wear Kansas City Monarchs garb.
This year there is even more going on. This morning at 11:00am a permanent plaque honoring Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes will be dedicated. The ceremony will feature Dave Dombrowski and remarks from Stearnes daughter. Stearnes widow will also be present along with more members of his family. This is open to the public, so if you’re in Detroit this morning stop by. The plaque will be at the corner of Brush and Adams.
Also, Joe Posnanski the author of The Soul of Baseball“>The Soul of Baseball will be at the game and he’ll be signing copies of his book. Proceeds go to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. You can find him at Gate A from 5:30 to 6:30.