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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Navin Field to host 1860s era women’s baseball game to benefit Alternatives for Girls

July 11, 2014
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Navin Field to host 1860s era women’s baseball game to benefit Alternatives for Girls

Tiger Stadium is long gone, but the historic baseball diamond still remains. A group known as the Navin Field Grounds Crew, headed by Tom Derry, maintains the field free of charge, using money from their own pockets, making sure it can be enjoyed by the public. Established in 2010, the group is dedicated to restoring...
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Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

July 8, 2014
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Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

  The Detroit Free Press published an interesting article today about a plan awaiting approval by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to have the Detroit Police Athletic League use the field at the site of Old Tiger Stadium for youth sports, building a headquarters on the Cochrane Street side of the site and overseeing...
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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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