This Hall of Famer played with Detroit and Grand Rapids as a minor leaguer before making his name in the majors as a young phenom. Known for his childish antics and mercurial moods, he graced two Michigan ball diamonds over a century ago.Read more
Detroit fielded a professional team in the Western League from 1894-1899. In 1901 the Detroit Tigers were one of the former Western League franchises to become a charter member of the new American League.
The Michigan Native Who Umpired the Tigers’ Record-Setting Major League Debut in 1901
When the Detroit Tigers of the newly christened American League debuted in 1901, only one Michigan native took the field.[…]Read more
Inside Frank Scheibeck’s Showdown With The Owner Who Built Bennett Park
An infielder, an owner, a contract, a lawsuit, a Michigan Supreme Court case—they all play into the history of Detroit baseball.Read more