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April 24, 2003

Friends of Tiger Stadium: is an organization trying to get some questions answered about the City of Detroit's dealing with a classic, nearly 100 year old ballpark. For example, why is the city still paying the Tigers $400,000 a year to mow the Stadium when many people would volunteer? Why is the City so hesitant to sell the stadium, especially when they're in a budget crunch right now? And, why is this not protected as a historic site? For those that don't care about Tiger Stadium per se, the history page of the site has links to a slew of very cool web sites devoted to old ballparks.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 03:14 PM - 1 comment

I have always been a fan of Tiger Stadium - at least as it appears on the TeeVee. Never even seen it in person. My earliest recollection of it is watching the 1984 team run the table. They got off to that 35-5 start and just rolled. Jack Morris' no-hitter wasn't pitched there was it? I always loved that short right field porch where almost every home run was upper deck. Nice link Ufez - there are some sweet pictures there. I was a little bummed not to see anything about Sick's Stadium but I guess I can grudgingly admit it's not quite up to the standards of Crosley, Polo Grounds, etc.

posted by vito90 at 08:15 AM on April 25

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