Field of Grass and Flowers

Blacksox Park

2200 Mitchellville Road
Bowie , MD 20716
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    This 70-acre park was once home to two local African-American sandlot baseball teams, the Mitchellville Tigers and the Washington Blacksox. From the 1930s to the 1970s, African-American sandlot teams, including the Brentwood Flashes, Laurel All-Stars, Oxon Hill Aztecs, and the Glenarden Braves played here. The Homestead Grays, a professional Negro League team, played the Washington Blacksox at the field.