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Detroit rejects redevelopment plan for Tiger Stadium site

The Tiger Stadium site will remain empty for the foreseeable future, as the Detroit Economic Development Corporation rejected a $65.3 million redevelopment proposal for the site that could have brought innovation to the 9.4-acre site while maintaining the ballpark’s playing field as a community resource. The proposal would have brought two local nonprofits, a charter […]

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Henley Field / Florida Southern Mocs

Built to serve the spring-training needs of the Cleveland Indians in 1925, Lakeland’s Henley Field is still a charming place to take in a college-baseball game as a welcome diversion from the crowds at Tiger Town and Joker Marchant Stadium. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1923; grandstand opened in 1925; renovated in 2002 Capacity: 1,000Dimensions: 325L, […]

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In memoriam: Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson, the manager of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine World Series champs and later a Series winner with the Detroit Tigers, passed away today at the age of 76. He had been in poor health and recently hospitalized for dementia. Anderson was the first manager to win World Series with two different teams in two […]

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Erie, Tigers officially extend PDC

The Erie SeaWolves (Class AA; Eastern League) and the Detroit Tigers officially extended their player-development contract for two more years. “We are very pleased to make this announcement today,” said SeaWolves Team President/General Manager John Frey said. “The Tigers have been a big part of the success of the SeaWolves for the past seven seasons […]

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Connecticut, Detroit extend PDC

The Connecticut Tigers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a two-year extension to their player development contract (PDC), guaranteeing the agreement through the 2012 season. “We are proud to continue our affiliation with the Detroit Tigers for two more years,” said Connecticut Tigers General Manager Andrew Weber. “They are one of the most storied […]

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