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Thread: Tiger Stadium / Briggs Stadium / Navin Field

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    You talk sunshine- I breathe fire!

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    It's a shame about the grass, but the preservation of the space is what's important.

    The turf can always be replaced.

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    From what the date on the accompanying blog post states, this is from June 2013.

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    Sunday, July 22, 1945, and over 25,000 are on hand for a great Negro League doubleheader matchup between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Memphis Red Sox. Satchel Paige went all the way for the Monarchs in the first game, 3-1, with Jackie Robinson (in his only season in the Negro Leagues) generating the first 2 runs of the day in typical Jackie fashion (below). Hilton Smith won for KC in the nightcap to finish off the DH sweep.

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    Clipping and info from this great blog chronicling Jackie's season with the Monarchs ->
    http://jwtm1945.blogspot.com/2010/07...t-jackies.html

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1945-Kansas-...UAAOSwiYFXLqMi
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    Sunday, August 3, 1924, and the largest crowd to date at Navin Field, 42,712, are on hand for the opener of a 3-game set with the Yankees in a battle for first place. Lefty Earl Whitehill would go the distance for the Tigers in a 5-2 victory (improving his record to 12-4) to move into a virtual tie atop the AL. "This southpaw situation that the Yankees are up against is becoming embarrassing.", declared the NY Times.

    37-year-old player-manager Ty Cobb (in first pic below), still playing center, went 1-4 with a double, but Harry Heilman and Del Pratt each collected 3 hits off Herb Pennock, who fell to 14-8. Babe Ruth doubled, but struck out twice in the losing effort.

    Unfortunately for the locals, New York would take the next two games to regain the top spot, although the Washington Senators, only 1/2 game back as this series began, would take the pennant by 2 games over the Yankees, and 6 over the Tigers, repeating the feat in 1925.

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    Wow. Look at the traffic jam getting out the door. It's amazing more people weren't killed in those days with fires and the like.

    Better yet, look at the folks up on the wall. Some sitting, some standing.. looks like 20 plus feet up too. Better yet - in dress pants, shirt, tie and nicer shoes.

    Thanks for posting.

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    And the lumber company is visible in the second picture ("Brooks and Son"), behind the right field stands.

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    Regular BBF visitors may recall the series of 1937 articles I posted titled "Burns-Eye Views of Big Time Parks", from the sportswriter Ed Burns and published in the Chicago Tribune and the Sporting News, with short quirky write-ups of all the current MLB parks (thread with all 15 articles here -> http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...Tribune-and-SN).

    Well, while again searching the SN archives I've come across a precursor to that series, a somewhat more in-depth study of all the ballparks of that time, published by the Sporting News starting in 1933 and titled the "VISITING" series, with various headings such as "Visiting (the) Major (League) Parks" or "Visiting Major Fields". SN's Editor explains:

    "Fans in many major league cities have never seen the parks of clubs other than their own and are not acquainted with their different features and peculiarities, which, in some cases, have a marked effect on the batters of the home team and of visiting clubs. With a view to introducing these fields, the Sporting News has arranged for a series of stories and pictures of the various parks, which will be printed from time to time." - The Sporting News, 11/23/33.

    Here is the tenth in the series, Navin Field, published 3/22/34.

    Similar to the last series, as I uncover each article, I'll post them to their respective ballpark threads, then eventually do a separate post of all of them together once the series is complete. If the print is too small, right-clicking on it and opening it in another program may allow for a larger file to view. Enjoy.


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    Nice view of downtown from the upper deck.

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    What was it like to drive around the stadium in the 1940's? A kind of cool look back from an old home movie. It begins around 13:40.

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    Wish it was longer! Amazing find, MM.

    P.S. It appears pasting the shorter URLs generated by right-clicking YouTube videos (https://youtu.be/...) will not result in the proper embedding HTML here, only the standard URLs do (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...). Had no idea, learn something new every day.
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    Thanks Alpine. I've been on a Detroit history binge of late....fascinating and sad what the city has become. There is a downtown/midtown rebirth going on. Much of the rest of the city appears to have little chance...other than returning to prairie land. Check out this cool 1949 aerial..stitched view of Detroit & Wayne County. Zoom in and see if you can find Tiger Stadium... http://gigapan.com/gigapans/147450

    Here it is in '49


    And the site in 2016
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    I was in Detroit these last two days to see Comerica Park. The Stadium is nice. I was able to drive past the Tiger Stadium site and get a few pictures of the progress as of today. These are from Michigan Avenue.20170518_122404.jpg20170518_122412.jpg20170518_122413.jpg20170518_122416.jpg20170518_122830.jpg
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    Last edited by cgcoyne2; 05-18-2017 at 07:02 PM.
    Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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    Thanks for the pics, cg, but I'm not sure what we're looking at. Whats being built on the site?
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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    The Willie Horton Field of Dreams. A new astro-turfed field for the Detroit PAL. It will also house the PAL Headquarters I believe.
    Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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    Thanks. Looks pretty cool.
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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