The ballpark has been gone for a while now, but I (properly) assumed that my Twitter followers would have a say or two about their own memories of “The Corner”, and I’m happy to share some of what was thrown my way.
This was the first submission via Twitter. The response to me was likely twice as fast as the average Frank Tanana curveball.
This might be the most Detroit tweet I received on this subject.@DisplacedTgrFan I'll start-watching Frank Tanana's dancing curve from lower level seats behind home plate. Magical. #MichiganandTrumbull— Andy Glantzman (@AndyGlantzman) January 29, 2016
This one sounds more like a law firm than a triple play combo.@DisplacedTgrFan Fidrych comeback game (after injury). Got ripped off by a ticket scalper. Gave him a 20 expecting change. He disappeared— Andrew Potter (@andypotter) January 31, 2016
If you can't beat Nolan Ryan by conventional means, just use furniture. Because it just doesn't matter.@DisplacedTgrFan seeing a triple play in '68 involving McLain Powell Robinson and Robinson— TigerTed (@EAJS44) January 30, 2016
I'm still awaiting verification on this one...@DisplacedTgrFan @HighOPS 3. Nolan Ryan's no hitter, 1973 I think. 1 out bottom 9th, Norm Cash comes to the plate with a 4" x 4" table leg— Patrick OKennedy (@Tigerdog_1) January 30, 2016
When you see Al Kaline, you should say hi, at least...@DisplacedTgrFan my favorite memory was when my cousin pat hentgen pitched at tiger stadium lost and I got to give it to him for weeks.— Andy (@detroitsports71) January 30, 2016
Prince's dad makes an appearance.@DisplacedTgrFan once passed Al Kaline in the concourse after gm. Just me & him. He was striding purposefully, so I didnt speak. Big regret.— Jennifer Cosey (@VivaTigres) January 30, 2016
Being young tweets:@DisplacedTgrFan came 4 inches away from catching Cecil Fielder's 49th HR, the year hit hit 51 (last 2 were in Yankee Stadium). #upperdeck— Farris Khan (@BobbleHeadGuru) January 30, 2016
@DisplacedTgrFan I don't remember because I was only two but I'm sure it was awesome. pic.twitter.com/SrSkvxbDzj— Justin Marshall (@JTM21497) January 29, 2016
@DisplacedTgrFan 9/16/1984, my 8th birthday. First game. They beat the blue Jays. I was scared because of all the people, but that's where— Elizabeth Meyer (@elmtree916) January 30, 2016
Bleacher creature tweets:@DisplacedTgrFan my love of baseball and the Tigers truly began— Elizabeth Meyer (@elmtree916) January 30, 2016
@DisplacedTgrFan cheap bleacher seats and lots of beer baking in the sun. I miss super hot bleachers.— Ed Chism (@edchism19) January 30, 2016
(Yeah, that sounds like a party.)@DisplacedTgrFan Some of the vendors in the center field bleachers sold more than hot dogs, Pepsi and popcorn— Kevin Nelson (@RacoKev) January 29, 2016
How about some home runs...
@DisplacedTgrFan I was 5 ( live up by Lake Superior so didn't get too many) upper deck left field and Kirby hit one out in a loss— Evan LaFave (@softballin2) January 30, 2016
Hashtag: humblebrag.@DisplacedTgrFan 84 WS. 2nd to last row in the upper deck. I was young but will never forget. 2 Trammell dingers. Morris pitched. Awesome!— CJ Boerger (@CJBoerger) January 30, 2016
This person had quite a few to choose from, so I just picked my favorite one...@DisplacedTgrFan my grandfather's company had season tix 3 rows behind the dugout. My first 3 or 4 games were there.— BJ (@gibbybj) January 30, 2016
A couple of non-Tiger mentions...@DisplacedTgrFan last memory: deciding game 5 of '72 alcs. We lost 2-1. But reggie jackson hurt on collision at plate. He missed the WS— tom (@Tom_in_Ohio) January 30, 2016
@DisplacedTgrFan Mark McGuire hit nothing but foul balls so a guy gave his ball to some hobo who yelled "MARK MCGUIRE, I KNEW IT! MY MAN!"— Sara of Space (@helmerroids) January 30, 2016
Quite the mix of memories, here. Mostly good ones, I might add. Perhaps in a handful of years we'll discuss some fond memories of Comerica Park. Of course, nothing "fond" truly started until 2006, right?@DisplacedTgrFan what I remember most was the smell. Upon walking in under the grandstand the smell of hot dogs hit you like a sledgehammer.— Mike (@mjm52372) January 30, 2016