Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit’s Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Royal Oak Public Library
Friends Auditorium

Event Details

On Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm meet the authors of Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009 for a talk and book signing.

Beginning in 1912, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, it expanded through the 20th century reflecting the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.

Books will be available for sale and signing by the authors after the talk. Program registration is requested. Visit ropl.org or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Event Type(s): All Ages
Matthew Day
(248) 246-3732

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