The Old Ball Game, photo by dblstripe “Ernie (Harwell) is probably the most beloved person who has ever been in Detroit with the Detroit Tigers. He is loved by everybody and rightfully so. He’s a great broadcaster but even a better person. That comes across on his broadcasts.” ~ Detroit Tiger Hall of Famer Al … Continue reading Ernie Harwell, gone but not forgotten
The Last Pitch, photo by baklein62 “I’d like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker. I love what I do. If I had my time over again, I’d probably do it for nothing.” ~Ernie Harwell Like thousands of other people, whenever I see a picture like … Continue reading The Last Pitch: Farewell to Ernie Harwell
George Kell Ernie Harwell 1961, photo by doctor_gogol. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ~Ernie Harwell quoting the Song of Solomon (listen) The … Continue reading Happy Ernie Harwell Day!
Tigers at night, photo by baklein62 101 years ago today on April 20, 1912, Tiger Stadium opened at the corner of Michigan & Trumbull in Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood. Last year Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports observed that this milestone passed largely unmarked: It was 100 years ago this weekend. Ty Cobb scored the first run by stealing … Continue reading Happy 101st Birthday, Tiger Stadium
Tigers Game, July 21, 2012, photo by memories_by_mike It may come as a surprise to regular readers that despite all the posts about the Detroit Tigers here and at Absolute Michigan, I’ve never been to Comerica Park. Today I not only get to go – I get to sit on the 3rd base line (2nd row!!)as the … Continue reading Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers
at the corner, photo by 1ManWithACamera “It was the most famous address in Michigan. Not the number, but everyone knows the location. The corner of Michigan and Trumbull was a connection for everyone all over Michigan to the city of Detroit” ~Charley Marcuse, former hot dog vendor at Tiger Stadium The above is a quotation … Continue reading At the Corner: 100 Years at Tiger Stadium
Tiger Stadium Usher 2, circa 1999, photo by LAWRENCEcreative. 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 … Continue reading The Last Days of Tiger Stadium