New Exhibit, Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues at Detroit Historical Society, 6/15

A new exhibit, Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues, will have an opening reception at The Detroit Historical Society this Saturday, June 15th, from 12-3 PM. Organized by the museum’s Black Historic Sites Committee (BHSC) in partnership along with the Friends of Hamtramck Stadium, 6/15 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Stars.   https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/negro-leagues-exhibition-opening-reception...
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Remembering “Mickey” Briggs

Basil “Mickey” Briggs passed away April 25, at the age of 83. Of course Briggs was known as the grandson of Walter O. Briggs longtime owner of the Detroit Tigers. Mickey was also noted for his contributions to the 2008 “Late in the Game” symposium.   Obit at the link below: https://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Basil-Mickey-Briggs/_/1844098...
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The Catcher’s Mitt, March 2019

Check out the second issue of The Catcher’s Mitt.  This edition features several tributes to former Detroit Tiger Lenny Green who passed away on his 86th birthday on January 6th.  Click on the first link for The Catcher’s Mitt and the one at the bottom for Green’s Funeral Program which his family graciously shared with us. TCM_002 funeralprogram  ...
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Lutzke to Discuss Award Winning Book The Page Fence Giants at Flint Public Library, Feb 27

SABR Detroit’s own Mitch Lutzke will be discussing his award winning book The Page Fence Giants at the Flint Public Library on February 27, from 1230-130 PM.  Earlier this month Lutzke was honored by SABR with the Robert Peterson Recognition Award. Booked for Lunch (205)WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30PM This Month’s book: Page Fence Giants, by Mitch Lutzeke All are welcome Location Flint Public Library Main Branch 1026 E. Kearsley Flint, MI...
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SABR Day Meeting Feb 2, 2019, Updated Agenda

Yes, the next meeting will be February 2nd at the Detroit Public Library, 1 – 530 PM in the DPL Staff Lounge, Level A. SABR Detroit Chapter Agenda Annual SABR Day meeting, February 2, 2019 An optional lunch will precede the meeting at Traffic Jam at 511 W. Canfield at 11:45. Please RSVP to Peter Hoyos if you plan to join us for lunch . Schedule • 1:00–1:30 Meeting begins in the Staff Lounge...
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Willie Horton Day!

“WILLIE HORTON DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED OCTOBER 18 HORTON HONORED ACROSS THE STATE ON HIS BIRTHDAY FOR PAST ACHIEVEMENTS DETROIT – For the 15th consecutive year, the state of Michigan will recognize one man’s ability to overcome obstacles and achieve a lifetime of success when “Willie Horton Day” is celebrated on Thursday, October 18. Willie is the fourth person in Michigan history to be given a day, with the third being Rosa Parks. Horton,...
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Book Signing with Mickey Lolich, Bill Dow and Tom Gage

See the link for more details on the book signing on 9/15/18 at the Detroit Institue of Arts. Also take notice that the Play Ball! exhibit at the DIA will be ending 9/16. https://www.dia.org/events/book-signing-mickey-lolich-bill-dow-and-tom-gage https://www.dia.org/playball  ...
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