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African-American
Recreational Sites
in Maryland
Wilson Field
Negro League Ball Field
Galesville
Anne Arundel County

 

 

Recreation played a part in the lives of the African-Americans who lived and worked in Maryland. Baseball fields used by the Negro League are one example of recreational landscapes with their related architecture. Baseball provided an opportunity for the community to get together and cheer their teams on. Many of the teams were made up of local players who worked all week and played baseball on the weekends.

Wilson Field in Galesville, Maryland, became the home of the Galesville Hot Sox in 1929. Wilson Field is a ball field with only the bare essentials, such as dugouts, bleachers, and a concession stand. Still in use today, Wilson Field seems starkly simple in comparison to many of the modern stadiums being built.

 

 
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