Negro League Ballparks 

From 1920 to 1951, the Negro Leagues provided opportunities for black and latino baseball players to play professionally, an opportunity denied them by Major League Baseball's segregationist policies until 1947, the year Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby took the field for the Dodgers and Indians, respectively. Some of the greatest players in the history of the game showcased their skills in ballparks across America, both large and small. The ballparks listed on this page are just a small sample of the places where their indomitable spirit to compete thrived, despite the heavy hand of oppression, ignorance and racism that sought to keep them down.

 

For much more scholarly information about the Negro Leagues, please use the link to visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum website, or the museum itself in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Rickwood Field

1910

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Black Barons

Negro Southern League

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J.P. Small Park

1936

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Red Caps

Negro American League

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Bosse Field

1915

Evansville, IN

Evansville Colored Braves

Negro American League

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Municipal Stadium

1930

Hagerstown, MD

Homestead Grays

Negro National League

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Hinchliffe Stadium

1932

Paterson, NJ

New York Black Yankees

Negro National League

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McCormick Field

1924

Asheville, NC

Asheville Blues

Negro Southern League

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Municipal Stadium

1931

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Buckeyes

Negro American League

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Bowman Field

1926

Williamsport, PA

Harrisburg Giants

Eastern Colored League

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LaGrave Field

1926

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Black Panthers

Negro Texas League

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Ray Winder Field

1932

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock Black Travelers

Negro Southern League

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Comiskey Park

1910

Chicago, IL

Chicago American Giants

Negro American League

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John O'Donnell Stadium

1931

Davenport, IA

Negro League All-Stars

Negro Leagues

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Memorial Stadium

1950

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Elite Giants

Negro American League

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Yankee Stadium

1923

Bronx, NY

New York Lincoln Giants

Eastern Colored League

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Durham Athletic Park

1926

Durham, NC

Durham Black Sox

Negro Leagues

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Cooper Stadium

1932

Columbus, OH

Columbus Blue Birds

Negro National League

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Cardines Field

1908

Newport, RI

Multiple Teams

Negro Leagues

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War Memorial Stadium

1948

Hampton, VA

Peninsula Grays

Carolina League

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Muzzy Field

1939

Bristol, CT

New York Black Yankees

Negro National League

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Wrigley Field

1914

Chicago, IL

Chicago American Giants

Negro American League

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Fenway Park

1912

Boston, MA

Boston Royal Giants

Boston Park League

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Tiger Stadium

1912

Detroit, MI

Detroit Stars

Negro National League

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Silver Stadium

1929

Rochester, NY

New York Black Yankees

Negro National League

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World War Memorial Stadium

1926

Greensboro, NC

Goshen Red Wings

Carolina League

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Point Stadium

1926

Johnstown, PA

Homestead Grays

Negro National League

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Duncan Park

1926

Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg Sluggers

Negro Textile League