It was vintage jerseys, no gloves and no spitting Sunday as “gentlemen” took the field at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit (MI), as the Rochester Grangers and Kent Base Ball Club faced each other in an 1860s-style baseball game as part of the Corktown Historical Society‘s annual home and garden tour. Read more and view photo here.
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Baseball could return to the site of former Tiger Stadium in a plan released Tuesday by Detroit’s economic development agency. Under the site development plan, land would be set aside for a youth baseball field that would cover the same footprint where the Detroit Tigers played. Read more here and here. View RFP here.
A new request for proposals will reportedly be issued soon that will call for development of the former site of Tiger Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull. The RFP will seek private developers to build mixed-use housing and commercial space at the historic site but keep a baseball field with smaller dimensions than the original playing field. Read more here and here.
George Jackson, CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., accused U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat from Detroit, and a nonprofit group Tuesday of blocking a redevelopment proposal for the Tiger Stadium site by insisting — for nostalgia’s sake — that plans include a baseball park with the same dimensions as those of the demolished field. Read more here.
A plan to hold a Major League Baseball-approved World Series viewing party Saturday night on the site of the old Tigers Stadium was halted when the city put the kabosh on it claiming organizers did not follow proper procedure to hold such an event on public property. Read more here.
Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009, but that hasn’t stopped an unofficial corps of volunteers from working to preserve memories of the old park by keeping the remaining field mowed, the base paths smoothed, and the trash picked up. Flags still fly on the original flag pole out in centerfield. Read more here.