2015 Winter Meeting Audio Files are Available

Audio files from the January 2015 meeting of the SABR Detroit chapter can be found here – 27 in all. These include the panel discussion on ballparks, with a focus on the trio of Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Tiger Stadium. The discussion covers many aspects of these parks over the decades. In addition, there are discussions about the current state of baseball and its fan base, comparisons of the two Comiskey parks, and...
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Cochrane Plan Documents

John Davids has provided documents of the 1990 Cochrane Plan, an innovative attempt to enhance Tiger Stadium’s amenities while preserving the character of the existing ballpark. The Tigers, as we know, elected not to pursue any renovations, choosing instead to build a new ballpark later in the decade, ultimately known as Comerica Park. Nonetheless, these documents provide a fascinating glimpse into what might have been had the Tigers followed the leads of clubs like...
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2015 SABR Day Meeting

The 2015 SABR Day meeting of the Detroit chapter was held on January 31, 2015 in the Old Fine Arts Room at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. A number of topics were covered, including: Tributes to late SABR members Dick Clark and Don Lund A panel discussion on three historic ballparks – Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Tiger Stadium Navin Field Grounds Crew presentation Updates on Tiger Stadium and Hamtramck Stadium...
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