Hamtramck Parks Conservancy Teams Up with Former Detroit Tiger Ike Blessitt

Celebrating Hamtramck’s 100th Anniversary and Urban Baseball The 1930 Historic Hamtramck Stadium’s Full Renovation is a Central Component to Conservancy Plans as Benefactors, Donors and Volunteers Are Sought. HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The Hamtramck Parks Conservancy (HPC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaboration between the city of Hamtramck and Hamtramck Public Schools, is hosting a special charity baseball […]

Summary Of 2022 Programming Plans At Hamtramck Stadium

This year and beyond should prove to be both fruitful and exciting at Hamtramck Stadium.  Here’s a synopsis of programming activities currently scheduled for 2022: The Hamtramck High Baseball team has 8 league home games scheduled on the calendar, primarily in  April and May. They also hosted a non-league game against Grand Rapids Union High […]

New Honors Coming for Col. Hamtramck on Memorial Day

The grave of Col. John Francis Hamtramck will get some new additions on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Three new historical markers will be added to the gravesite at Veterans Memorial Park on Jos. Campau. The Sons of the American Revolution will install a small staff-like marker that is similar to one that had been […]

Hamtramck Music Fest Summer Edition returns this August

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (FOX 2) – The summer version of the Hamtramck Music Festival is returning this year. The fest committee said the 2022 event comes after a successful inaugural festival last year. The festival was moved to the summer when the pandemic prevented it from being held in March 2021. Read more: The history of Hamtramck From Aug. 11-14, more […]

Fundraiser seeks to help struggling ex-Detroit Tiger who never gave up on baseball

Blessitt is among an estimated 179 former pro baseball players who weren’t on a major-league roster long enough to qualify for a pension. A fundraiser has been launched to help Ike Blessitt, a former Detroit Tiger whose struggles were highlighted in a recent Metro Times story. The GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise $50,000 for Blessitt, who is among an […]