Baseball & Little League at Palmer Park
It had been 15 years since Little Leaguers played at Palmer Park. That changed on April 27, 2013, Opening Day in Palmer Park, with eight Middle School teams playing ball and having a ball. The boys and girls competed for about eight hours as they kick off the season for Legends Baseball League.
It was the first time in years that organized baseball had been played in Palmer Park, and reflects a partnership with the city of Detroit and two nonprofits, People for Palmer Park and Courageous Inc., which organize and fund the baseball league.
“It went over a lot better than I thought it would, with more teams from more Detroit schools playing ball this year,” said Garrett Street, the director of the Legends Baseball League. Legends grew from eight teams in its first year to 11 its second year, 2014.
Volunteers from People for Palmer Park and other groups have worked to prepare for baseball’s return to the park along Woodward Avenue just north of McNichols (6 Mile Rd).
Eventually, PFPP wants to replace the diamond and install new lighting, since wiring was stolen by scrappers.
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Please download and fill our the below waiver form before starting the season, and return to Garrett Street.
For more information on the Detroit PAL program, visit their website: detroitpal.org
For more information, contact Garrett Street, director of the Legends League at 313- 363-7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Sharon Gamblin, PFPP Recreation Chair at email@example.com.
For more information, contact Rochelle Lento, President of the Board of Directors of People For Palmer Park at 313-891-5662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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