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The Detroit Tigers had never won a World Series, losing chances in 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1934. The Chicago Cubs had lost in their last four Series games, falling in 1910, 1918, 1929 and 1932, after winning in 1908.
The fortunes of the Detroit Tigers would change in 1935, a year in which the fall classic matched Charley Grimm's Chicago Cubs -- winners of 21 consecutive games in September -- against a Detroit team that had won the American League pennant for the second straight year. The Tigers had won the hard way -- without slugging first baseman Hank Greenberg, who missed the last four games of the Series after breaking his wrist in Game 2. Greenberg was coming off a remarkable season, one in which he slammed 36 home runs, drove in 170 runs (100 by the All-Star break) and batted .328. While neither team excelled overall, the Tigers at least (and at last) won their first World Series.
In 1945, again it was Detroit vs. Chicago. Presenting the newsreel highlights of that World Series, as the Tigers go on to another victory. While the Cubs are still looking for their first fall-classic title since 1908.
The Detroit Tigers Stadium opened as Navin Field and had its inaugural game on April 12. 1912 with a capacity of 23,000. In 1935 the name was changed to Briggs Stadium after its new owner Walter Briggs. In 1961 it was renamed Tiger Stadium. In 1999 at the end of last game played there, as veteran announcer Ernie Harwell spoke, the light towers were turned off for good, ending the life of one of the most historic stadiums in sports history.
White Socks in training
BONUS: Veteran sports Commentator Mel Allen presents snapshots of Sports Immortals. Babe Ruth, Grover Cleveland, Red Grange, Bobby Jones, Sonja Henie and others.
23 minutes b/w
Hello Tigers was transferred from an original 35mm nitrate print for the finest images you will ever see on a video tape.
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