Tiger Stadium Memories Will Never Fade
When you're talking about all-time great baseball stadiums, you're going to be speaking about Tiger Stadium.
This stadium used be called Navin, Briggs and Bennett Stadium. It ended up being called Tiger Stadium. This location that took on various names will go down in history. It housed the all-time greats, like the infamous Ty Cobb. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played there, along with many other Hall of Famers.
This great stadium will never be forgotten. I was lucky enough to watch 40 to 50 games at Tiger Stadium in my lifetime. My first experience was when I was 6 years old. My parents loved baseball and it was the defining time for me, solidifying my love fore baseball.
We saw the Kansas City Athletics, before they moved to Oakland. That's when I fell in love with baseball. But the greatest time ever for me at Tiger Stadium was in 1984. That was the last time the Tigers won the World Series. My parents had gone to a 1968 World Series game with my aunt Stella and uncle Bob. That was the year of the Tiger and with the riots everything came together in positive fashion.
But in 1984 this Tiger team led by George "Sparky" Anderson started the season 35-5. They beat the San Diego Padres to win the World Series. I was there and saw all of the wild stuff after the win. Cars on fire, pure bedlam.
Now, Tiger Stadium is an open field where people play baseball and softball. But everyone who ever attended a game there will never forget that great stadium with all that history.