Tigers History Podcast – Episode #007 – Scott Ferkovich, editor of ‘Tigers By The Tale’

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The Detroit Tigers played at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull for more than a century, from Opening Day at Bennett Park in 1896 to the final game at Tiger Stadium in 1999. Scott Ferkovich rounded up the 50 greatest games played at this historic corner for the book Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull.

1:54     baseball’s deep roots at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull
4:01     the charm of a seemingly plain and utilitarian stadium
9:13     the dramatic finish to the 1935 World Series
12:13    how the 1935 champs brought Detroit a crowning achievement during the Depression
16:54    the controversial national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series
19:34    Reggie Jackson’s towering blast in the 1971 All-Star Game
21:24    the nation discovers Mark “The Bird” Fidrych on “Monday Night Baseball” in June 1976
23:08   choosing which games to write about for the book
24:46   ranking greatest games of all time at Michigan and Trumbull
28:39   the future of Michigan and Trumbull

 

 

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