ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals will dedicate another area ballpark at 10:00 a.m. Friday.
This one is at Harris-Stowe State University.
They broke ground on the renovations at Stars Park Field last July.
The field was the home to the St. Louis Stars of the Negro League from 1922 to 1931.
The renovation project cost $1.2 million. It includes seating for 200 at the baseball field and 100 at softball field, enclosed press boxes, encloses NAIA level dugouts, and new scoreboards.
Cardinals Team President Bill DeWitt III was joined at the dedication by Cardinals pitchers Jack Flaherty and Andrew Miller, former Cardinals catcher and Hall of Famer Ted Simmons, former Cardinals pitcher Scott Terry, Cardinals Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care Michael Hall, Cardinals Community Relations and Cardinals Care Director Meghan Essman, Harris-Stowe Interim President Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, Harris-Stowe Athletics Director Dorianne Johnson, Vice President and Curator of the Negro League Baseball Museum Dr. Ray Doswell, and President & CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Michael P. McMillan.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care organizations for their generous donation to Harris-Stowe. Their continuous support of the University is appreciated,” Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith said. “Working together, we have fulfilled our commitment to provide our student athletes with the tools and resources they need to succeed at the highest levels.”