On September 27, 1999, the Detroit Tigers played their final game at Tiger Stadium. Located on the historic corner of Michigan and Trumbull, the park opened in 1912. At the time of the final game, Tiger Stadium was the oldest ballpark in the major leagues (having opened the same day as Fenway Park in Boston).
After they blasted the visiting Royals in the game, the Tigers celebrated Tiger Stadium with a nearly one-hour post-game ceremony. Here it is:
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Dan Holmes is an author and baseball historian. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Major League Baseball. He once defeated George Brett in Texas Hold Em poker and faced Phil Niekro's knuckleball. He has two daughters and he writes regularly about baseball and many other topics.