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Bennett Park was a baseball park, named after Charlie Bennett, that formerly existed in Detroit, Michigan, at Michigan and Trumbull. It was home to the Detroit Tigers. The ballclub began play here in the minor Western League with a 17-2 win over the Columbus Senators on April 28, 1896. That league was renamed the American League in 1900 but was still officially a minor league. The AL declared itself a major league starting in 1901. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... The Olympia Stadium: start and finish lines visible, defining the length of one stadium (in this case 192. ... Categories: Stub | Milwaukee Grays players | Worcester Ruby Legs players | Detroit Wolverines players | Boston Beaneaters players ... City motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) City nicknames: The Motor City and Motown Location in the state of Michigan Founded July 24, 1701 County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 370. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The ballpark sat 5,000 when opened in 1896 and was gradually expanded to 14,000 by the time that it was closed after the 1911 season. That did not count the "wildcat" bleachers that were built on the rooftops of houses behind the left field fence. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


This small ballpark enjoyed some big success, as the Tigers and their young sensation Ty Cobb won three consecutive pennants during 1907-1909. Unfortunately, their success ran out in the post-season on each occasion, losing to stronger National League teams in the World Series. This ballpark is hallowed ground to fans of the Chicago Cubs, as it was on this site that the Cubs clinched their last World Series championship, as of the 2004 season. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 in Royston, Georgia - July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia), usually known as Ty Cobb and nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player considered to be the greatest player of the Deadball Era (1900-1920), and perhaps of all time. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Between the 1911 and 1912 seasons, the Tigers acquired the rest of the block, demolished both the wildcat bleachers and Bennett Park, and built Navin Field on the same site, though the new stadium was shifted by 90 degrees, with home plate where the left field corner had formerly been. 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit, Michigan. ...


External links

  • Baseball-Almanac.com

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Bennett Park - definition of Bennett Park in Encyclopedia (133 words)
Bennett Park was a baseball stadium, named after Charlie Bennett, that formerly existed in Detroit, Michigan.
The stadium sat 5,000 when opened in 1896 and was gradually expanded to 14,000 by the time that it was closed after the 1911 season.
Between the 1911 and 1912 seasons, Bennett Park was demolished, and Tiger Stadium was built on the same site, though the new stadium was shifted by 90 degrees, with home plate where the left field corner had formerly been.
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