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Comerica Park

Status: Home of Detroit Tigers

Address: 2100 Woodward Ave
Capacity: 41,248

Cost to construct:  $300 Million

Architect:  HOK Sports

Owner: Detriot-Wayne County Stadium Authority

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: The massive score board in Left field. Little known ground rule, if a ball passes through the bullpen fence it is two bases.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

    Left Field:       346

    Left Center:    402

    Center Field:   422

    Right Center:  379

    Right Field:     330

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date: Apr 11 2000

Opponent; Seattle Mariners

Results:  Detroit 5 Seattle 2

Umpires: Rick Reed, Mark Wegner, Jim Reynolds, Charlie Williams

Managers: Phil Garner, Tigers; Lou Piniella, Mariners

Starting Pitchers: Brian Moehler, Tigers; Freddy Garcia, Mariners

Ceremonial Pitch: Maggie Dewalt, Jeff Barnswell 9 year old Tiger fans

Attendance:  39,168

 

 

Batting

Batter: Mark McLemore (fly out)

Hit: John Olerud (double)

Run: Luis Polonia

RBI: Gregg Jeffries

Single: Gregg Jeffries

Double: John Olerud

Triple: Luis Polonia

Home Run: Juan Gonzalez (04/14/2000)

Grand Slam: Trot Nixon (04/19/2000)

IPHR: Juan Gonzalez (09/02/2000)

Stolen Base: Mark McLemore (04/12/2000)

Sacrifice Hit: Deivi Cruz

Sacrifice Fly: Dean Palmer (04/13/2000)

Cycle: Damion Easley (06/08/2001)

 

Pitching

Win: Brian Moehler

Loss: Freddy Garcia

Shutout: Aaron Sele (04/12/2000)

Save: Todd Jones

Hit by Pitch: Jeff Sparks hit Dean Palmer (04/14/2000)

Wild Pitch: Dave Mlicki (04/12/2000)

Balk: Freddy Garcia

No-Hitter: Justin Verlander (06/12/2007)

 

Hosted Events

World Series:  2006

All Star Games:  2005

 

Some of this data is from: retrosheet.org

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