Jack White, in Detroit for tour kickoff, will play in a charity baseball game today

July 11, 2019, 6:20 AM

Detroit-bred rocker Jack White will cover first base as he, bandmates and Third Man Records employees play in a charity baseball game at Hamtramck Stadium today.

Jack White (Photo: Kris Krug)

The game will raise money for the restoration of the stadium, one of the few remaining Negro League ballparks in the country. White donated $10,000 to a crowdfunding effort for the restoration this year.  

The Free Press reports

The game will start at noon Thursday at Hamtramck Stadium, 3201 Dan St., Hamtramck. The event is free. Money will be raised via donations and an online auction of autographed gear, said organizer Dave Mesrey.

... Thursday's game comes ahead of the Raconteurs' North American tour kickoff, Friday and Saturday at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre.

Facing off against White's squad will be "a team that includes Detroit media folks," Brian McCollum writes. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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