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Tiger Stadium

First and Figures

Status: Demolished 2009 - 2010

Address: 2121 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI

Capacity: 23,000 (opening day) 52,416 (final)

Cost to construct:  $300,000

Architect: Osborn Engineering

Former Naming: Navin Field, Briggs Field

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: The rightfield deck over hung the field. Many lefthanded hitters had their best career games here. The flag pole in center field was in play.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  340 (345)

Left Center:  365

Center Field:   440 (467)

Right Center:  370

Right Field:  325 (370)

 

Opening Day and Firsts

Game     04/20/1912     Naps (Indians) 5, Tigers 6 (11 innings)
      Umpires     Bull Perrine, Bill Dinneen
      Managers     Hughie Jennings, Tigers; Harry Davis, Naps
      Starting Pitchers     George Mullin, Tigers; Vean Gregg, Naps
      Ceremonial Pitch     Detroit Mayor William B. Thompson
      Attendance     24,384
Batting
      Batter     Jack Graney (pop out)
      Hit     Ossie Vitt (single)
      Run     Joe Jackson
      RBI     Ty Cobb
      Single     Ossie Vitt
      Double     Ivy Olson
      Triple     Bruno Block (04/28/1912)
      Home Run     Del Pratt (05/05/1912)
      Grand Slam     Roger Peckinpaugh (08/22/1913)
      IPHR     Donie Bush (06/10/1912)
      Stolen Base     Joe Jackson
      Sacrifice Hit     Baldy Louden
      Sacrifice Fly     Hank Butcher (04/21/1912)
      Cycle     Bobby Veach (09/17/1920)
Pitching
      Win     George Mullin
      Loss     Vean Gregg
      Shutout     George Kahler (04/21/1912)
      Hit by Pitch     George Mullin hit Buddy Ryan
      Wild Pitch     Tex Covington (04/27/1912)
      Balk     Bill Burns (04/28/1912)
      No-Hitter     George Mullin (07/04/1912)
      Perfect Game     Charlie Robertson (04/30/1922)

 

Hosted Events

World Series:  1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984

All Star Games: 1941, 1951, 1971

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1934 World Series, 1935 World Series, 1940 World Series, 1945 World Series, 1968 World Series, 1984 World Series, Ball Parks of Yesterday, Baseball History, Detroit Tigers, Frank Navin, Mike Ilitch, Tiger Stadium, Walter Briggs

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