The Navin Field Grounds Crew plans to play a major role in helping revive the old baseball diamond.
For the past six years, thousands of fans have flocked to the site of former Tiger Stadium, where the historic baseball field was maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. The era has come to an end.
Organizers will re-create the most famous, storied defensive play in Tigers history.
Past preservation attempts have been thwarted by city officials, who have insisted – wrongly, so far – that the site can garner tens of millions of dollars from a major developer.
Despite city efforts to keep people off the field, persistent fans have revived the ballpark. Now families visit the park; people bring their dogs; and other come to play baseball.