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Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Director Michael Wilson greets friends while riding on a golf cart to collect baseballs for the pitcher to use during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Director Michael Wilson greets friends while riding on a golf cart to collect baseballs for the pitcher to use during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks with a constituent before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby to celebrate Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Gov. Whitmer visited the stadium to sign the recently passed bill recognizing May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks with a constituent before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby to celebrate Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Gov. Whitmer visited the stadium to sign the recently passed bill recognizing May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

People gather to watch the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at Hamtramck Stadium on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024. The stadium is one of 12 remaining Negro League baseball stadiums and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

People gather to watch the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at Hamtramck Stadium on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024. The stadium is one of 12 remaining Negro League baseball stadiums and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

State Rep. Abraham Aiyash speaks at the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at the historic Hamtramck Stadium, where Rep. Aiysah says he played outfield for a baseball team there growing up, on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024.

State Rep. Abraham Aiyash speaks at the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at the historic Hamtramck Stadium, where Rep. Aiysah says he played outfield for a baseball team there growing up, on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Michigan State Rep. Helena Scott talks about the bipartisan bill she introduced and was passed that recognizes May 2nd Negro League Day, alongside Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, left, who will sign the bill, State Rep. Abraham Aiyash, and Liet. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth on June, 19, 2024.

Michigan State Rep. Helena Scott talks about the bipartisan bill she introduced and was passed that recognizes May 2nd Negro League Day, alongside Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, left, who will sign the bill, State Rep. Abraham Aiyash, and Liet. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth on June, 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Director Michael Wilson collects baseballs for the pitcher to use during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Director Michael Wilson collects baseballs for the pitcher to use during the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Coach Mike Wilson hugs in greeting Dylan Larkin, a baseball player from University of Detroit - Jesuit who is heading to Georgetown, before participating in the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the historic Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Coach Mike Wilson hugs in greeting Dylan Larkin, a baseball player from University of Detroit – Jesuit who is heading to Georgetown, before participating in the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby on Juneteenth at the historic Hamtramck Stadium on June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

People gather to watch the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at Hamtramck Stadium on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024. The stadium is one of five remaining Negro League baseball stadiums and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

People gather to watch the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby at Hamtramck Stadium on Juneteenth, June 19, 2024. The stadium is one of five remaining Negro League baseball stadiums and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, signs the recently passed bill, that was introduced by State Rep. Helena Scott, left, that recognizes May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan, while Liet. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and the H-Town Grays baseball team looks on before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby in celebration of Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, signs the recently passed bill, that was introduced by State Rep. Helena Scott, left, that recognizes May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan, while Liet. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and the H-Town Grays baseball team looks on before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby in celebration of Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

The crowd listens on as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, State Rep. Helena Scott, and Liet. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, sign the recently passed bill, that was introduced by State Rep. Scott, to recognize May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby in celebration of Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The crowd listens on as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, State Rep. Helena Scott, and Liet. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, sign the recently passed bill, that was introduced by State Rep. Scott, to recognize May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby in celebration of Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist takes a photo with Htown Grays’ Sincere Valentine, before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby to celebrate Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The liet. Governor visited the stadium with the Michigan governor who signed the recently passed bill recognizing May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan.

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist takes a photo with Htown Grays’ Sincere Valentine, before the start of the Turkey Stearnes Home Run Derby to celebrate Juneteenth and Negro League baseball at the historic Hamtramck stadium on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The liet. Governor visited the stadium with the Michigan governor who signed the recently passed bill recognizing May 2nd as Negro Leagues day in Michigan.

Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press