Detroit to Cleveland

While in Detroit, we visited a couple of places.  The first is the location of the old Tigers Stadium, or what’s left of it, at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull avenues.  The first wooden ballpark was built there in 1895, called Bennett Park.  It was replaced by a concrete structure in 1911, named Navin Field, and over the years was expanded and remodeled and renamed multiple times (Briggs Stadium, Tiger Stadium).

The last Major League game was played there in 1999, and the stadium languished until 2008, when it was finally demolished.  The empty lot where the stadium was grew over with weeds from neglect.  Then, in2010, a group of baseball fans began restoring the field, maintaining the surface and hosting vintage, youth and softball games there.  The only remaining parts from Tiger Stadium are the fences and the flag pole that used to be in play in deep center field.

The second stop was at the Henry Ford Museum.  I don’t know a lot about cars, but I do like their lines and colors.

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