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Baseball in the Grove

Site of Laurel's First African American Baseball Team Diamond

 
 
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By A. Taylor, June 28, 2015
1. Baseball in the Grove Marker
Inscription. Community baseball was played in the Grove as early as 1878. In 1928 a group of African American men formed the Laurel Stars (also called the All-Stars), They, and their predecessor, the Laurel White Sox, played on this site, perhaps as early as 1911. From home plate here, left field cut through the present day Stanley Memorial Library, 2nd base was on 7th Street, and the first base line cut through 7th Street. The Laurel Stars played on the Grove field until 1959, when construction of Rt. 198 eliminated their home field.
 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 39° 6.125′ N, 76° 51.384′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 7th Streeet (Maryland Route 216) 0.2 miles south of Maryland Route 198, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodism in Laurel (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Philip's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); The Old Stone Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church of Laurel (approx. half a mile away);
Closeup Of Detail On Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, June 28, 2015
2. Closeup Of Detail On Marker
An Angel Among US (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Factory: (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam (approx. half a mile away); Laurel Factory: A Mill Town (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Closeup Of Detail On Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, June 28, 2015
3. Closeup Of Detail On Marker
View to the left of the Baseball in the Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, June 28, 2015
4. View to the left of the Baseball in the Grove Marker
View to the right of the Baseball in the Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, June 28, 2015
5. View to the right of the Baseball in the Grove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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