Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

July 14, 2014
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Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

Yesterday at Corktown’s historic Navin Field, site of old Tiger Stadium, two teams of ladies vintage “base ball” players came together for a charity match to benefit Alternatives for Girls. Detroit River Belles captain Evette “Scrappy” Griffore touted the event as strong women playing base ball for a good cause. “Hopefully we can get...
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

July 11, 2014
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

Hazel Park Raceway, which recently underwent a major transformation from a harness track back to its thoroughbred roots, will host a rare quarterhorse race tonight. Tonight’s third race, slated to go off at 8:20 p.m., will the first quarterhorse race at Hazel Park since the 1960s. Quarterhorses (or “short-necks”) can run at speeds of...
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Thoroughbred racing returns to Hazel Park tonight

June 27, 2014
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HAZEL PARK, Mich. — Thoroughbred racing returns to Hazel Park Raceway tonight for the first time since 1984. The track, which opened at 10 Mile and Dequindre in 1949, has been used exclusively for harness racing for the last 30 years. But because of dwindling attendance and stiff competition from local casinos, the track...
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The Gentlemen will see you now

June 20, 2014
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The Gentlemen will see you now

After a two-year hiatus, the hilarious Two Man Gentlemen Band is back in business. Hot on the heels of their new album, Enthusiastic Attempts at Hot Swing & String Band Favorites, the inimitable Two Man Gentlemen Band is back in town at Cliff Bell’s tonight. Yesterday we caught up with one half of the...
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Quatrophenia: Michael Quatro plots his triumphant return

June 12, 2014
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Quatrophenia: Michael Quatro plots his triumphant return

  You never know who you’ll run into on the bus. On any given Thursday, you might see Jimmy Storm. Joumana K. Fake Skunk Baxter. Last week, we marked the birth of Detroit’s glycerine queen, Suzi Quatro. The very next day we were headed downtown on the 610 when we ran into big brother...
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When the word was ‘Bird’: Mark Fidrych makes his big-league debut

May 15, 2014
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When the word was ‘Bird’: Mark Fidrych makes his big-league debut

THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 15, 1976   Detroit Tigers rookie sensation Mark “The Bird” Fidrych makes his major-league debut at Tiger Stadium against the Cleveland Indians, tossing a no-hitter for the first six innings. In his first start, Fidrych goes the distance, surrendering just two hits and a walk to the Tribe and...
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