The Last Days of Tiger Stadium
July 5, 2008
Greenberg, Kailine, Manush, Heilmann, Kell, Newhouser, Jennings, Harwell – the stadium may be gone, but the names live on. Brett writes:
These are pictures taken from the last season of Tiger Stadium. Rather than watching all of the the games, I would find myself wandering the hallways and aisleways trying to capture moments significant to this iconic place…
I hope these pics bring back some great memories as we all wait for the final brick to fall on this historic landmark.
Although a series of bids to save all or part of the ballpark over the last several years, the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy has until August 1st to prove it can raise $12-15 million to preserve the diamond, dugouts, 3,000 seats and an area that would house Hall of Fame Tiger’s broadcaster Ernie Harwell’s collection of sports memorabilia. Detroit News story.
Here’s some more Tiger Stadium Stuff:
- A search of Michigan in Pictures for “Detroit Tigers” yealds a bunch of cool results (and suggests that I might have more than a little fondness for this team)
- My favorites are Tiger Stadium: At the corner of Michigan & Trumbull, Tiger Stadium, in Pictures and Last Look at Tiger Stadium (in which a group of Exposure.Detroit photographers got to spend some time in the ballpark last fall!)
- Absolute Michigan keyword Tiger Stadium has some great stuff on the Corner including the link and history-packed What Will Happen to Tiger Stadium?