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A Place for Summer: a Narrative History of Tiger Stadium Hardcover – June 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wayne State Univ Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814325122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814325124
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.

About the Author

Richard Bak is a freelance writer and is the author of Turkey Sternes and the Detroit Stars (1994) and Cobb Would Have Caught It (1991), both published by Wayne State University Press.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 9, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A terrific book all about the history of "The Corner" of Michigan and Trumbull, home of Detroit's Tiger Stadium. Many great stories about all the events that happened there over the past 100+ years (baseball and otherwise). It's a baseball related book of course, but the stadium is the real star here! Hundreds of photos also, many obscure. Great research, and great reading too! The New Tiger Stadium will open in the year 2000, and unfortunately, the fate of the old Tiger Stadium hangs in the balance. Hopefully this piece of serious baseball history will be preserved, but Detroit has a long history of demolishing its history, so time will tell... hopefully it will be saved. It's a wonderfully intimate place to see a ball game, and would make a great place for summer outdoor concerts, celebrity baseball games, etc. Detroit had enough sense to preserve the Fox Theater, maybe that sense will carry over to preserve this "Michigan Historical Site" as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
There are many photographs of the many incarnations that this site has gone through in this book. But unlike many sports-related books, there is considerable detail to history, baseball and of course the stadium itself. Edited by two professors from Wayne State University, this book is a through retrospective on the history of Detroit and baseball in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DTroppens on December 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If you purchase only 3-4 books on the Detroit Tigers' history, this book is for you. While it's about the history of Tiger Stadium, that pretty much means it's a history of the Tigers.

It's well written, is an easy read at the same time. I consider Richard Bak's books some of the best books written about the Detroit Tigers.

If you are looking for one or two books that you think may stick out about the Tigers on amazon, this is one of them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Anyone looking for an accurate account on the history of Tiger Stadium and the personalities that played there need to buy this book. It's a must-buy for any Tiger fan and I am anxiously awaiting Bak's new book "The Corner". My only (slight) complaint I have with this book concerns the Detroit Lions. They are included but the personalities aren't fleshed out as well as they are with the Tigers.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 2000
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This book is one of the best I have ever read. It truly shows what a special place Tiger Stadium will always be. An excellent narrative and pictoral work of art. This is the best book I have read concerning stadiums and their history. Truly a great book to pass down to future generations. I highly recommend this to anyone who has a passing or a diehard interest in sports or historical buildings. EXCELLENT READING. CUDOS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS PROJECT.
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