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June 6, 1991
Wayne County, Mich., officials have rejected all plans for renovating Tiger Stadium and plan to build a $120 million ballpark financed jointly by the county and the Detroit Tigers.County Executive Ed McNamara unveiled the plans at a news conference yesterday, saying the decision to build a new stadium was made after a Detroit city architect determined that two plans to renovate the existing 79-year-old ballpark were impractical. Land acquisition and related expenses could bring the total cost of a new Tiger Stadium to $200 million.
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July 22, 2007
Buster Olney, ESPN baseball reporter and former Orioles beat writer for The Sun "Cal collapsed into a batting slump immediately after he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game record, hardly a surprise given the extraordinary energy that he had expended on those remarkable days and the days leading up to them. His batting average slid downward in mid-September - not that anyone really cared. "They had a day game in Detroit, and he struggled at the plate again. The fans filed out, and the writers went into the shoebox clubhouse at old Tiger Stadium and talked to Cal and the other Orioles, and returned to the press box to write our stories.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1999
DETROIT -- A day after their frustrated manager complained of a recent slump by the middle of his lineup and a season-long absence of production from its bottom third, the Orioles received significant contributions from both sectors to pound the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, in their last game as guests at Tiger Stadium. The win couldn't salvage a losing road trip against two of the major leagues' losingest three clubs. Nor could it cloak a growing schism between manager Ray Miller and general manager Frank Wren.
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November 4, 2005
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss one game and possibly two after arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday. A piece of torn cartilage was removed from his right knee. Coach Bill Cowher said Roethlisberger will definitely miss Sunday's game against Green Bay. Roethlisberger, who missed a loss Oct. 16 to Jacksonville with a hyperextended left knee, initially hurt his right knee Sept. 11 against Tennessee. The right knee bothered him again after his shoe stuck in the turf as he was being hit by Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson during the first quarter of the Steelers' 20-19 victory Monday night.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1999
DETROIT -- Two weeks after their manager hit his office wall, the Orioles yesterday hit the roof. Twice.Center fielder Brady Anderson led off the game by reaching Tiger Stadium's right-field roof and designated hitter Harold Baines followed in the seventh inning with another shot that hit the facade, chipping away some of the ageless blue paint adorning this dying place.Underscored by Scott Erickson's five-hit shutout, the Orioles snatched the three-game series from the Detroit Tigers with a 5-0 win.No longer crushed by their starting rotation, the Orioles (12-18)
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1997
DETROIT -- The only thing more automatic than the Orioles' bullpen this season is the routine issuance of an intentional walk. Last night, in a harrowing eighth inning that wasted Jeffrey Hammonds' offensive fireworks and Mike Mussina's stifling seven innings, neither proceeded as expected.With a 5-3 lead, the Orioles completed an unsightly three-run meltdown against the Detroit Tigers when Terry Mathews unleashed a wild pitch when trying to intentionally pass Curtis Pride. The gaffe allowed Travis Fryman to score the eventual winning run in a 6-5 loss before 37,074 at Tiger Stadium.
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September 21, 1999
Quote: "Only in Boston do they cheer the scoreboard." -- Red Sox reliever Rheal Cormier, who realized fans were cheering the Indians leading the Yankees rather than Trot Nixon's home run on Sunday when he saw the scoreboard.It's a fact: Groundskeepers at Tiger Stadium have cut a dirt path from the mound to home plate, recreating the look of the original diamond.Who's hot: The White Sox's bullpen has allowed one run in its past 23 1/3 innings.Who's not: The Blue Jays are 5-15 at home in August and September.
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By Brad Snyder | September 18, 1995
Tigers updateThe Orioles are 2-4 against the Tigers and 0-3 at Tiger Stadium this season. The only thing riding on these games is the season series -- the teams play four at Tiger Stadium this week and end the year with three at Camden Yards.Neither the Tigers' hitting nor pitching has been respectable. The team is last in the league in batting average and hits, second to last in ERA and third to last in wins. Chad Curtis leads the Tigers offensively (.271 average, 19 home runs and 62 RBIs)
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April 21, 1999
Angels: Garret Anderson played center field in place of Jim Edmonds. Mo Vaughn expects to return to the lineup tomorrow. Vaughn is on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained ankle. Anaheim has nine players on the disabled list.Rangers: John Burkett is 0-4 with a 9.90 ERA in five regular-season starts against New York. He did beat the Yankees in Game 1 of the 1996 division series.Red Sox: Pedro Martinez struck out 10 or more for the 37th time in his career.Tigers: The first light tower at Comerica Park, the team's new home under construction about a mile east of Tiger Stadium, is scheduled to be raised today -- a day after the 87th anniversary of the first games played in Tiger Stadium and Fenway Park.
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By DETROIT FREE PRESS | April 11, 2000
DETROIT -- Who will rise to the occasion? Who will be Robert Fick today? What member of the Detroit Tigers or the Seattle Mariners will provide the defining and decisive moment of the Comerica Park inaugural -- as Fick did in the Tiger Stadium finale? On Sept. 27, with the Tigers leading the Kansas City Royals by two runs in the eighth inning, Fick clinched the victory in the Tigers' last game at the old yard. In just his 54th big-league at-bat, he rocketed a grand slam off the Tiger Stadium roof.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2005
There are places like it all over the country, where college football is more religion than mere sport, where a small city or a college town swells in population and revels in celebration six or seven weekends every fall. In that way, the city of Baton Rouge, La., and the LSU Tigers are no different than Ann Arbor is to the Michigan Wolverines. It has been that way for generations. That has now changed, as the state of Louisiana has forever been altered with the destruction and devastation caused by the most catastrophic hurricane in U.S. history.
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By DETROIT FREE PRESS | April 11, 2000
DETROIT -- Who will rise to the occasion? Who will be Robert Fick today? What member of the Detroit Tigers or the Seattle Mariners will provide the defining and decisive moment of the Comerica Park inaugural -- as Fick did in the Tiger Stadium finale? On Sept. 27, with the Tigers leading the Kansas City Royals by two runs in the eighth inning, Fick clinched the victory in the Tigers' last game at the old yard. In just his 54th big-league at-bat, he rocketed a grand slam off the Tiger Stadium roof.
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September 23, 1999
Quote: "I felt proud of the accomplishment, especially after missing six weeks. It's special, there's no doubt about it. I wish I was doing it for a team in a pennant race." -- The Mariners' Alex Rodriguez, who Tuesday became the first shortstop in AL history to hit at least 40 homers in more than one season.It's a fact: The Red Sox's Pedro Martinez has become the second pitcher to strike out 300-plus batters in a season in both leagues, joining Randy Johnson.Who's hot: The Yankees' Paul O'Neill has an eight-game hitting streak and 21 RBIs in his last 10 games.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1999
DETROIT -- A day after their frustrated manager complained of a recent slump by the middle of his lineup and a season-long absence of production from its bottom third, the Orioles received significant contributions from both sectors to pound the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, in their last game as guests at Tiger Stadium. The win couldn't salvage a losing road trip against two of the major leagues' losingest three clubs. Nor could it cloak a growing schism between manager Ray Miller and general manager Frank Wren.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1999
DETROIT -- Third baseman Cal Ripken could be activated from the disabled list as early as tomorrow if he receives positive feedback from an intense workout he will put himself through today at his Reisterstown home.Ripken, disabled with nerve irritation in his lower back since Aug. 1, took an extended round of batting practice and infield before yesterday's 11-4 win over the Detroit Tigers. The results were overwhelmingly positive, Ripken said."It felt good. I pushed it a little more today and was pleased with how it went," said Ripken, sidelined for the past 27 games since experiencing a return of back spasms while eating breakfast Aug. 1 in Seattle.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1999
DETROIT -- Cal Ripken attempted to tap the healing powers of Tiger Stadium one more time yesterday when he took batting practice for the first time since going on the disabled list Aug. 1, increasing both the duration and degree of difficulty of his pre-game work at third base.Yesterday marked 28 days since Ripken last played.During his extended activities, Ripken fielded a full round of batting practice and fielded grounders off the fungo of bullpen catcher Sam Snider. Unlike Friday, when he remained virtually stationary while taking ground balls, Ripken ranged to his glove side.
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