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Tiger Stadium has stood on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit since 1912. The stadium was originally named Nevin Field for the owner of the team at the time it was built, and then Briggs Stadium, for a subsequent owner. Finally, in 1961, it was given the name for which it will be forever recognized: "Tiger Stadium." Many of the game's greatest players have called this famous park home, including Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, and Al Kaline. Babe Ruth hit the 700th homer of his career at this stadium. It was the home field to the last 30-game winner in the majors, Denny McLain. Known for upper-deck seats and cozy home-run distances in left and right field as well as its cavernous center field, the park will be a lasting memory to the people of the Motor City.
The Tigers moved to a new park in 2000, and in 2009 the stadium itself was demolished. However, local preservationists and purists have pledged to maintain the hallowed ball field itself, cleaning up trash and cutting the grass.