For 87 seasons the Tigers entertained baseball fans on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues. Now it seems the city of Detroit doesn't want future generations of Michigan kids to play ball on the hallowed grounds.
Motor City leaders turned down a generous offer from Chevrolet to repair the baseball diamond at the old Tiger Stadium site so kids can use it.
The Tigers left the iconic stadium and moved to Comerica Park after the 1999 season. General Motors' plan would have had Chevy volunteers maintain the playing field for free.
WWJ Radio reports the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation still thinks it can unload the vacant property where Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played streak came to an end, as part of a huge redevelopment project.
Tiger Stadium hosted three All-Star games and six World Series. Al Kaline, Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg all starred in the old yard that also played home to the NFL's Lions from 1938 to 1974.
Should city leaders change their minds, Chevrolet says the offer stands. The stadium was demolished in 2009 after collecting dust for a decade.
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