Happy Birthday, Tiger Stadium

Michigan and Trumbull, photo by Joel Dinda Over on Absolute Michigan there’s a feature entitled 100 (plus) years at Tiger Stadium. It has a ton of photos and links including this excellent column written four years ago by Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports about the 100th anniversary of Tiger Stadium passing relatively unnoticed: Tiger Stadium opened on the same…

Happy 101st Birthday, Tiger Stadium

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…

At the Corner: 100 Years at Tiger Stadium

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…

R.I.P. Tiger Stadium

R.I.P., photo by Ralph Krawczyk Jr. Ralph writes: Supporters of renovating what remained of Tiger Stadium surrendered Monday in a failed court effort to postpone the final demolition, sparking the end of a legacy that began in 1896… You can read about the demolition in the Freep, watch it on YouTube, check out other Tiger…

Tiger Stadium demolition: When the walls come tumblin’ down

tiger stadium, photo by Rhonda_Marie View bigger in Rhonda’s Tiger Stadium slideshow (view set). Demolition has begun on Tiger Stadium. You can follow the bouncing wrecking ball using any or all of the ways below: Latest Tiger Stadium photos in the Exposure.Detroit group (slideshow). “Tiger Demolition” seems to be the best Flickr search (slideshow) Detroit…

The Last Days of 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…

Tiger Stadium: At the corner of Michigan & Trumbull

Michigan and Trumbull was the address for professional baseball in Detroit for 104 seasons. From 1896 when Bennett Park opened, until the last game at Tiger Stadium in 1999, Michigan and Trumbull was the most famous street corner in Michigan. Tiger Stadium by Irwin J. Cohen takes you on a visual tour of baseball in…

Tiger Stadium, in pictures

Tiger Stadium #1, found by m7k7k7 Many folks in Michigan have a piece of their heart stored at the Corner of Michigan & Trumbull. Wikipedia’s Tiger Stadium entry says the ballpark located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team from April 20, 1912 when it opened as Navin…

Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series!

Tigers get ALCS sweep, photo by Detroit News Last night the Detroit Tigers completed a 4-0 shellacking of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Watch the final out of last night’s 8-1 victory from the Tigers and many more video highlights from the celebration. Wikipedia’s Detroit Tigers entry notes that the…