Rogers: Negro Leagues’ memory lives on at Stars Park in St. Louis

From Anne Rogers at on April 14, 2020:

At the corner of Market Street and Compton Avenue, nestled next to Harris-Stowe State University’s baseball field, sits a black plaque that details a large part of St. Louis baseball history.

“Negro National League Baseball played here,” the top of the plaque reads. “A baseball park built for the Negro National League St. Louis Stars stood on these grounds.”

On a sunny day last week, the ballpark, the college and the surrounding streets were quiet. Only a few cars passed by during the lunch hour, with businesses closed and people staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it was easy to imagine what the area would have looked like 100 years ago bustling around Market Street and Compton Avenue.

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Originally published: April 15, 2020. Last Updated: April 15, 2020.