I recently came across an article clipping that suggested at one time the Detroit Tigers almost left the sacred ballfield to play in a domed stadium in Detroit. That means we may have never seen them win their last championship in 1984.
The Kalamazoo Growlers have just announced they will be releasing a multi-episode documentary which will touch on the team's history, but primarily on their shocking and Cinderella-story like Championship run in the 2022 Season.
Even now, it's still a remarkable story. Ron LeFlore, who was doing hard time armed robbery at the Jackson State Prison got a chance at redemption and made the most of it, and on this date in 1974, made his debut with the Detroit Tigers.
The game attracted not only the best of the best, but also a packed house of some 49,000 fans. The National Leaguers wore special uniforms that afternoon. The American League players word their home whites.