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Encyclopedia > Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
Tiger Stadium
"The Corner"

Location 2121 Trumbull Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48216
Broke ground 1911
Opened April 20, 1912
Closed September 27, 1999
Owner Detroit Tigers (1912-1977)
City of Detroit (1977-present)
Operator Mike Ilitch (2001-present)
Surface Grass
Construction cost $300,000 USD
Architect Osborn Engineering
Former names Navin Field (1912-1938)
Briggs Stadium (1938-1960)
Tenants
Detroit Tigers (MLB) (1912-1999)
Detroit Lions (NFL) (1938-1974)
Detroit Cougars (NPSL/NASL) (1967-1968)
Capacity
23,000 (1912)
30,000 (1923)
52,416 (1937)
Dimensions
Left Field - 340 ft (104 m)
Left-Center - 365 ft (111 m)
Center Field - 440 ft (134 m)
Right-Center - 370 ft (113 m)
Right Field - 325 ft (99 m)
Backstop - 66 ft (20 m)
Tiger Stadium with football configuration.

Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team for nearly a century before that franchise moved into the new Comerica Park in 2000. It also hosted the Detroit Lions of the National Football League for many years. It was declared a State of Michigan Historic Site in 1975 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1989. It is scheduled for demolition in 2007. The stadium is also nicknamed 'The Corner' for its location on Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Boulevard. Image File history File links Inside_Tiger_Stadium,_Detroit. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... 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Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Contents

History

Early origins

In 1895, Detroit Tigers owner George Vanderbeck had a new ballpark built at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull avenues. That stadium was called Bennett Park and featured a wooden grandstand with a wooden peaked roof in the outfield and bleachers surrounding the infield. At the time, some places in the outfield were only marked off with rope. Births February 6 - Babe Ruth all-time legendary home run hitter ... Bennett Park was a baseball park, named after Charlie Bennett, that formerly existed in Detroit, Michigan, at Michigan and Trumbull. ...


The 20th century

In 1911, new Tigers owner Frank Navin ordered a new steel-and-concrete baseball park on the same site that would seat 23,000 to accommodate the growing numbers of fans. On April 20, 1912, Navin Field was opened, the same day as the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park. The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... Frank Navin (April 18, 1871 – November 13, 1935) was owner of the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... “Fenway” redirects here. ...


Over the years, expansion continued to accommodate more people. In 1935, following the death of Frank Navin, new owner Walter Briggs oversaw the expansion of Navin Field to a capacity of 36,000 by extending the upper deck to the foul poles and across right field. By 1938, the city had agreed to move Cherry Street, allowing left field to be double-decked, and the now-renamed Briggs Stadium had a capacity of 53,000. The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... Walter Owen Briggs, Sr. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ...


Also in 1938, the NFL's Detroit Lions began a relationship that allowed them to host their home games at Briggs Stadium. They would play there through the 1974 season, before moving to the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Pontiac. The 1938 NFL season was the 19th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ...


In 1961, new owner John Fetzer took control of the stadium and gave it its permanent name: Tiger Stadium. Under this name, the stadium witnessed World Series championship seasons in 1968 and 1984. The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... John Earl Fetzer (1901-1991) was a radio and television executive who was best known as the owner of the Detroit Tigers from 1961 through the early 1980s. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ...


The stadium gained a reputation in the 1970s and 1980s for its aging facilities and obstructed views, but was beloved by local baseball fans for its historic feel. Box and most reserved seats were close to the action. In 1977, ownership of the park transferred from the Detroit Tigers to the City of Detroit. As part of this transfer, the green wooden seats were replaced with blue and orange plastic ones and the stadium's interior, which was green, was painted blue to match. The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ...


In 1992, new owner Mike Ilitch began many cosmetic improvements to the ballpark, primarily with the addition of the Tiger Den and Tiger Plaza. The Tiger Den was an area in the lower deck between first and third base that had padded seats and section waiters. The Tiger Plaza was constructed in the old players parking lot and consisted of many concessionaires and a gift shop. The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Mike and Marian Ilitch founded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959. ...


After the 1994 strike, plans began to construct a new park, many campaigned to save the stadium. Ground was broken for the new Comerica Park during the 1997 season. Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


On September 27, 1999, the final Detroit Tigers game was held at Tiger Stadium; an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, capped by a late grand slam by Robert Fick. Following the game, an emotional ceremony with past and present Tigers greats was held to mark the occasion. The Detroit Tigers moved to the newly constructed Comerica Park for their 2000 season leaving Tiger Stadium largely unused. is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The final game at Tiger Stadium was played on September 27, 1999 between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals The Boys in Blue (1969–present) Nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Robert Charles Fick (born March 15, 1974 in Torrance, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Washington Nationals. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...


The 21st century

Tiger Stadium showing signs of neglect in 2006

From the departure of the Detroit Tigers in 1999 through early 2006, the city of Detroit spent nearly $4 million maintaining Tiger Stadium. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 495 KB) I took this picture myself on September 7th, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 495 KB) I took this picture myself on September 7th, 2006. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


In the summer of 2000, the HBO movie 61* was filmed in Tiger Stadium. To make the field appear to be Yankee Stadium, the seats were painted green and a third deck and skyline of the Bronx were added through the use of CG. In the credit roll at the end of the film, Yankee Stadium is listed as a character played by Tiger Stadium. Coincidently, it was at Tiger Stadium that Roger Maris hit his first home run of his record-breaking 1961 season. This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Computer graphics is a sub-field of computer science and is concerned with digitally synthesizing and manipulating visual content. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ...


On July 24, 2001, a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Game between the Motor City Marauders and the Lake Erie Monarchs was played at Tiger Stadium. It was in an effort by a local sports management company that is seeking to bring a minor-league franchise to Detroit in the Frontier League is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The Frontier League, based in Troy, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and Western Pennsylvania. ...


In July 2002, the Tigers sponsored a fantasy camp with instructors Jason Thompson and Milt Wilcox. For many, this was the final time that Tiger Stadium was opened to the public for a baseball-related purpose. Jason Thompson can refer to different people: Jason Thompson: a soccer player Jason Thompson: a baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Milton Edward Wilcox (born April 20, 1950 Honolulu, HI - ) was a pitcher who had a 16 year career from 1970-1975,1977-1986. ...


Since then, The Corner has been used periodically to videotape special segments, such as the appearance of Denny McLain on Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory and a pregame piece for the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game featuring Ernie Harwell. Denny McLain, after having won his 30th game of the 1968 season, holds a baseball commemorating the accomplishment at Tiger Stadium; he would win 31 games that season. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Beyond the Glory is a 10-time Emmy-nominated series and Fox Sports Nets highest-rated weekly program. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Ernie Harwell William Earnest Ernie Harwell (born January 25, 1918 in Washington, Georgia) is a former American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. ...


On Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2006, a tent on Tiger Stadium's field played host to Anheuser-Busch's Bud Bowl 2006 [1]. Among performers at the nightclub-style event was Snoop Dogg [2]. After several years out of the public eye, the Bud Bowl event led the Detroit Free Press to make the interior of the stadium the feature of a photo series on February 1, 2006 [3]. These photos showed the stadium's deteriorating condition, which included trees and other vegetation growing in the stands. Anheuser-Busch promoted the advertising event as Tiger Stadium's Last Call. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Bud Bowl was a CG Super Bowl advertising campaign first aired in 1989, and sporadically during the 1990s. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Demolition

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Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.

Precise details about Tiger Stadium's future have yet to be determined, but demolition appeared inevitable on June 15 2006, when Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced that Tiger Stadium would be demolished in 2007. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... This is a list of Mayors of the City of Detroit, Michigan. ... Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ...


On December 18, 2006 the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) hosted a walk-through for potential bidders on a project to remove assets from Tiger Stadium that qualify as "memorabilia" and to sell these items in an online auction. Bids were due on January 11, 2007, and the winning bidder was instructed in the Request for Proposals that removal of the items (i.e. seats, signs) should be undertaken without harming the Stadium's structure. Once the Stadium was stripped of seating, signage, and other items which could yield income for the City of Detroit at auction, demolition was expected to begin. [4]. According to individuals familiar with the meeting between potential bidders and the DEGC, all items that are non-structural (i.e. support columns) would be available for auction except for the following items: the foul poles, the center field flagpole, the auxiliary scoreboards along the first and third base lines, and the neon "TIGER STADIUM" lettering.


In March 2007, demolition plans were put on hold as the City of Detroit worked to bring local Corktown residents into the decision-making process to determine the stadium's fate [5].


On June 7, 2007 the DEGC approved a plan to demolish the stadium after a memorabilia auction. The plan will go to the City Council for approval in July 2007. [6]. The June 2007 announcement from DEGC seemed to settle the longstanding matter of what would happen to the old and abandoned stadium. It followed several other proposed plans and even some official announcements about the stadium's fate, some of which appeared contradictory or speculative.


In the years before Mayor Kilpactrick's 2006 announcement about demolition, the city rejected several proposals for developing the site. Among the proposals were plans to convert Tiger Stadium into condominiums, a jail, and a Wal-Mart shopping center [7]. Another rejected plan involved converting parts of the stadium into residential lofts. Still another apparently rejected plan, floated by a Detroit area financier, would have reconfigured the stadium to its Navin Field size, as part of a development which would also have included a museum, shops, and conference space[8]. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Historic moments

At the Corner on July 13, 1934, Babe Ruth hit his 700th career home run. As noted in Bill Jenkinson's The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs, the ball sailed over the street behind the then-single deck bleachers in right field, and is estimated to have traveled over 500 feet on the fly. July 13 is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... For the band, see Babe Ruth (band). ...


Ruth also had a good day in Detroit earlier in his career, on July 18, 1921, when he hit what is believed to be the verifiably longest home run in the history of major league baseball. It went to straightaway center, as many of Ruth's longest homers did, easily clearing the then-single deck bleacher and wall, landing almost on the far side of the street intersection. The distance of this blow has been estimated at between 575 and 600 feet on the fly. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ...


On May 2, 1939, an ailing New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig voluntarily benched himself at Briggs Stadium, ending a streak of 2,130 consecutive games. Due to the progression of the disease named after him, it proved to be the final game in his career. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ...


The stadium hosted the 1941, 1951, and 1971 MLB All-Star games. All three games featured home runs. Ted Williams won the 1941 game with an upper deck shot. The ball was also carrying well in the 1951 and 1971 games. Of the many homers in those games, the most often replayed is Reggie Jackson's literally towering drive to right field that hit so high up in the light tower that the TV camera lost sight of it, until it dropped to the field below. Jackson dropped his bat and watched it sail, seemingly astonished at his own power display. The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ...


On April 7, 1986, Dwight Evans hit a home run on the first pitch of the Opening Day game, for the earliest possible home run in an MLB season (in terms of innings and at bats, not dates) Dwight Evans on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1988. ...


Other uses

Tiger Stadium was home to the Detroit Lions from 1938 to 1974 when they dropped their final Tiger Stadium game to the Denver Broncos on Thanksgiving Day. The football field ran mostly in the outfield from the right field line to left center field parallel with the third base line. The benches for both the Lions and their opponents were on the outfield side of the field. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1938 NFL season was the 19th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the end of the harvest season. ...


The stadium was depicted in Tiger Town, a 1983 made-for-television baseball movie starring Roy Scheider, and also Sparky Anderson with a small role, and (as Briggs Stadium) in the 1980 feature film Raging Bull where the stadium was the site of two of Jake LaMotta's championship boxing matches. Tiger Stadium was also seen in the film Hardball starring Keanu Reeves, and in the aforementioned film 61*, where it "played" the part of Yankee Stadium as well as itself. The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932) is an American actor. ... Sparky Anderson George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for career managerial wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox) and is the first manager to win the World Series... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, nicknamed The Bronx Bull and The Raging Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life has been as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. ... Hardball is a 2001 film directed by Brian Robbins. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced in IPA: ) is a Canadian actor, born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...


In the film 61*, Tiger Stadium is shown painted blue, with blue and orange seats, but that was its appearance after a renovation in the late 1970s. In the year 1961, the stadium and the seats were painted dark green. 61* is a United States baseball movie, made for HBO, directed by Billy Crystal and written by Hank Steinberg. ...


In February 2006, Tiger Stadium's field was used for the 2006 Anheuser-Busch Bud Bowl advertising event, part of the unofficial Super Bowl XL festivities. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... The Bud Bowl was a CG Super Bowl advertising campaign first aired in 1989, and sporadically during the 1990s. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


Unique features

An empty Tiger Stadium in January 2005.

Tiger Stadium had a 125 ft (38 m) tall flagpole in fair play, to the left of dead center field near the 440 ft (134 m) mark. The same flag pole was originally to be brought to Comerica Park, but this never took place. A new flagpole in the spirit of Tiger Stadium's pole was positioned in fair play at Comerica Park until the left field fence was moved in closer prior to the 2003 season. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB) Summary Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB) Summary Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ...


When the stadium closed, it was tied with Fenway Park as the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball the way the dates are normally reckoned. The two stadiums opened on the exact same date in 1912. Taking predecessor Bennett Field into account, this was the oldest site in use in 1999. “Fenway” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ...


The right-field upper deck overhung the field by 10 feet (3 m), prompting the installation of spotlights above the warning track.


Supposedly due to then-owner Walter Briggs' dislike of night baseball, lights were not installed at the stadium until 1948. Among major league parks whose construction predated the advent of night games, only Chicago's Wrigley Field went longer without lights (1988). 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ...


Unlike Comerica Park and many other modern stadiums, Tiger Stadium featured an upper deck bleacher section that was separated from the rest of the stadium. Chain link fence separated the bleachers from the reserved sections and was the only section of seating not covered by at least part of the roof. The bleachers had their own entrance, concession stands, and restrooms. Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... For other uses, see Bleach (disambiguation). ...


Tiger Stadium saw exactly 11,111 home runs, the last a right field, rooftop grand slam by Detroit's Robert Fick as the last hit in the last game played there. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Robert Charles Fick (born March 15, 1974 in Torrance, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Washington Nationals. ...


There were many home runs hit onto the right field roof over the years. It was a relatively soft touch compared to left field, with a 325 foot foul line and with a roof that was in line with the front of the stands. In left field, it was 15 feet farther down the line, and the roof was set back some distance, so only a handful of the game's most powerful right-handed sluggers (including Harmon Killebrew and Cecil Fielder) reached the left field rooftop. Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Cecil Grant Fielder (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who was a popular slugger with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1990-96), New York Yankees (1996-97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). ...


Some sources say that the depth in straightaway center field was actually 425 ft (130 m), not the 440 ft (134 m) as shown on the center field wall.


Like other older baseball stadiums such as Wrigley Field, Tiger Stadium offered "obstructed view" seats, some of which were directly behind a steel support beam; while others in the lower deck had sight lines obstructed by the low-hanging upper deck. Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ...


Tom Monaghan, a former owner of the Detroit Tigers and owner of Dominos Pizza, once had a helicopter deliver pizza to those working in the press box. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dominos Pizza NYSE: DPZ is an international pizza delivery franchise and fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... For other uses, see Pizza (disambiguation). ... The Press Box is a special section of a sports stadium or arena that is set up for the media to report about a given event. ...


Modern luxury-style suites were practically non-existent at Tiger Stadium, and the lack of revenue was cited as one of the reasons for moving the Tigers franchise to a new stadium. In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting. ...


Sports Illustrated featured a poll of major league baseball players asking which stadium is the favorite to play in. Tiger Stadium usually placed within the top 5, along with Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ...


Joe Falls, sportswriter for The Detroit Free Press, used to say that there was a sign over the visitors' clubhouse entrance that read "No visitors allowed" Joseph Francis Falls (b. ... The Detroit Free Press logo. ...


Artist Gene Mack, who drew a series of pictures of major-league parks, mentioned a bone that Ty Cobb used to "bone" his bats as part of his care for them. The bone stayed in the clubhouse after he left the Tigers in 1926, and, indeed, after he retired in 1928. In his autobigraphy, he noted that the last time he visited the Tigers' clubhouse (he died in 1961), that bone was still in use. Where it is now is anyone's guess. Grays Anatomy illustration of a human femur. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach,[2] was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player. ...


"Michigan and Trumbull," a song by Michigan indie-pop band The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love, pays tribute to Tiger Stadium in its last season. Indie pop refers to indie music which is considered to be based on the conventions of pop music. ... Jamie and Tim Monger (left to right). ...


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Preceded by
Bennett Park
1896-1911
Home of the Detroit Tigers
1912-1999
Succeeded by
Comerica Park
2000-present
Preceded by
University of Detroit Stadium
1934-1937
Home of the Detroit Lions
1938-1974
Succeeded by
Pontiac Silverdome
1975-2001
Preceded by
Sportsman's Park
1940
Host of the All-Star Game
1941
Succeeded by
Polo Grounds
1942
Preceded by
Comiskey Park
1950
Host of the All-Star Game
1951
Succeeded by
Shibe Park
1952
Preceded by
Riverfront Stadium
1970
Host of the All-Star Game
1971
Succeeded by
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1972

Coordinates: 42°19′55.24″N, 83°4′8.24″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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