Stars Park

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Stars Park in St. Louis, MO was the home of the St. Louis Stars from May 20 1923 until 1931.

Also known as Compton Park and nicknamed "Dick Kent's Ballyard", it was located between Compton, Laclede, and Market Streets in St. Louis.

Its best-known feature was its left field fence, truncated to 250 feet by a trolley car barn, making it a home run haven of the Negro Leagues during its existence.

A city park currently occupies the site. It covers approximately the same area, but has a ball field oriented differently than the original stadium.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Gary Gillette: "Stars Park in St. Louis", in "Still Standing: Where to See Extant Negro League Ballparks", in Sean Forman and Cecilia M. Tan, eds.: The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues: Essays and Research for Overdue Recognition, Baseball-Reference and SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2021, p. 79. ISBN ISBN 978-1-970159-63-9