Baseball in the Grove

Baseball in the Grove (HM1QE4)

Location: Laurel, MD 20707 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.125', W 76° 51.384'

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Site of Laurel's First African American Baseball Team Diamond

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.
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HM NumberHM1QE4
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Year Placed2015
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339476 N 4329745
Decimal Degrees39.10208333, -76.85640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.125', W 76° 51.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 7.5" N, 76° 51' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 603 7th St, Laurel MD 20707, US
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