Old Tigers Stadium: A Look Back In Time

General view of players waiting for batting practice prior to the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Old Tigers Stadium General view of players waiting for batting practice prior to the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A general view of the Tiger Stadium sign and ticket stand taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Old Tigers Stadium General view A general view of the Tiger Stadium sign and ticket stand taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A wide shot of the last pitch at Tiger Stadium during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
tigers stadium Last Pitch A wide shot of the last pitch at Tiger Stadium during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A wide view of the packed stands taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
tigers stadium Fans A wide view of the packed stands taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A close-up view of a seat in the stadium taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tiger stadium seat A close-up view of a seat in the stadium taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A view of the home plate as it''s removed during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
tigers stadium Home Plate A view of the home plate as it''s removed during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tigers Stadium - Al Kaline
Tigers Stadium - Al Kaline
A general view of home plate and the outfield bleachers at Tiger Stadium on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan A general view of home plate and the outfield bleachers at Tiger Stadium on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
A general view of Tiger Stadium from the street outside on Opening Day on April 12, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium General View A general view of Tiger Stadium from the street outside on Opening Day on April 12, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
A general view of Tiger Stadium from the street outside on Opening Day on April 12, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium General View A general view of Tiger Stadium from the street outside on Opening Day on April 12, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Charles McGee pours some water to compact the dirt next to home plate in Tiger Stadium in Detroit on April, 8 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Charles McGee pours some water to compact the dirt Charles McGee pours some water to compact the dirt next to home plate in Tiger Stadium in Detroit on April, 8 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Exterior view of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Exterior view of Tiger Stadium in Detroit 08 April Exterior view of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Dace Chumita installs flags on a sign in front of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. Monday 12 April 1999 was last opening day at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Dace Chumita installs flags on a sign in front of tigers stadium Dace Chumita installs flags on a sign in front of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. Monday 12 April 1999 was last opening day at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Players from the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers line the baselines for the national antham at Tiger Stadium for the last opening day on April, 12 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Players from the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brew Players from the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers line the baselines for the national antham at Tiger Stadium for the last opening day on April, 12 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans walk to Tiger Stadium for the last opening day at the facility in Detroit, Michigan before the game with the Milwaukee Brewers April, 12 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans walk to Tiger Stadium for the last opening day Fans walk to Tiger Stadium for the last opening day at the facility in Detroit, Michigan before the game with the Milwaukee Brewers April, 12 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans pack the concourse in Tiger Stadium September, 26 1999 in Detroit during their game against the Kansas City Royals, the second to last game to be played at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans pack the concourse in Tiger Stadium 26 Septem Fans pack the concourse in Tiger Stadium September, 26 1999 in Detroit during their game against the Kansas City Royals, the second to last game to be played at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Detroit Tigers player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Al Kaline changes the sign after the fifth inning of Detroit's game with the Kansas City Royals that is hanging in right field showing the number of games remaining at Tiger Stadium September, 26 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Detroit Tigers player and member of the Bas Former Detroit Tigers player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Al Kaline changes the sign after the fifth inning of Detroit's game with the Kansas City Royals that is hanging in right field showing the number of games remaining at Tiger Stadium September, 26 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Vendor Art Witkowski tosses a pack of hot dog buns in the air during the Detroit Tigers' game against the Kansas City Royals at Tiger Stadium 26 September1999.  (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Vendor Art Witkowski tosses a pack of hot dog buns Vendor Art Witkowski tosses a pack of hot dog buns in the air during the Detroit Tigers' game against the Kansas City Royals at Tiger Stadium 26 September1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans peek over a sign on the first base side before the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium 27 September, 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans peek over a sign on the first base side befor Fans peek over a sign on the first base side before the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium 27 September, 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans rush in the gate at  Michigan Avenue and Trumbull before the start of the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium 27 September 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans rush in the gate at Michigan Avenue and Trum Fans rush in the gate at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull before the start of the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium 27 September 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans pack the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull before the start of the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium on 27 September 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans pack the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbu Fans pack the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull before the start of the Detroit Tigers' last game at Tiger Stadium on 27 September 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans gather dirt from the field after the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium, against the Kansas City Royals, 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans gather dirt from the field after the last gam Fans gather dirt from the field after the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium, against the Kansas City Royals, 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers pitcher Todd Jones raises his arms after throwing the final strike against the Kansas City Royals in the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers pitcher Todd Jones raises his arms Detroit Tigers pitcher Todd Jones raises his arms after throwing the final strike against the Kansas City Royals in the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Detroit Tiger catcher John Wockenfuss gathers dirt from home plate after the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium, against the Kansas City Royals, 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Detroit Tiger catcher John Wockenfuss gathe Former Detroit Tiger catcher John Wockenfuss gathers dirt from home plate after the last game ever at Detroit's Tiger Stadium, against the Kansas City Royals, 27 September 1999. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium A general view of the stands at Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium A general view of Tiger Stadium prior to the final baseball game played at the 87 year old Tiger Stadium as the Detroit Tigets host the Kansas City Royals on September 27, 1999 in Detroit. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A general view of a groundkeeper before a game between the Texas Rangers and  the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view A general view of a groundkeeper before a game between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of chalk lines during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers General view of chalk lines during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of chalk lines during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers General view of chalk lines during a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Fans stand in line before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers Fans stand in line before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Fans stand in line before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers Fans stand in line before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of the food court before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers General view of the food court before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of the food court before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Devil Rays V Tigers General view of the food court before a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Elsa Hasch/Allsport/Getty Images)
Infielder Tony Clark of the Detroit Tigers signs autographs during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tony Clark Infielder Tony Clark of the Detroit Tigers signs autographs during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of a mascot during a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
Orioles V Tigers General view of a mascot during a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of a mascot during a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
Orioles V Tigers General view of a mascot during a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (Credit: Vincent Laforet/Allsport/Getty Images)
General view of the stands at Tiger Stadium during a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Stringer/Getty Images)
Royals V Tigers General view of the stands at Tiger Stadium during a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Stringer/Getty Images)
general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1989 in Detroit. (Credit:  Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium General View general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1989 in Detroit. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1989 in Detroit. (Credit:  Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium General View general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1989 in Detroit. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1988 in Detroit. (Credit:  Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Tiger Stadium General View general view from the street of Tiger Stadium circa 1988 in Detroit. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Fans stretch over the dugout wall to get autographs from Detroit Tiger's shortstop Alan Trammell 09 April at Tiger Stadium in Detroit before the Tiger's home opener. (Credit: Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans stretch over the dugout wall to get autograph Fans stretch over the dugout wall to get autographs from Detroit Tiger's shortstop Alan Trammell 09 April at Tiger Stadium in Detroit before the Tiger's home opener. (Credit: Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankees Cecil Fielder is mobbed by fans at Tiger Stadium in Detroit as he signs autographs prior to the start of Yankees game against the Detroit Tigers 10 September 09. (Credit: Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankees Cecil Fielder is mobbed by fans a New York Yankees Cecil Fielder is mobbed by fans at Tiger Stadium in Detroit as he signs autographs prior to the start of Yankees game against the Detroit Tigers 10 September 09. (Credit: Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
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