Cleanup Crew Plays Ball in Closed Tiger Stadium

Volunteers in Detroit recently performed a community cleanup in an unlikely location: the old Tiger Stadium.
April 6, 2011, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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The group ventured into the closed baseball stadium to pickup trash, pull weeds and tame overgrown vegetation. After the work, they played a game of pickup baseball.

"Volunteers removed weeds that had collected trash, raked the infield, smoothed out the outfield with a lawn roller and planted sunflowers around the field in an area that used to separate the outfield from the stands.

Corn will be planted with the sunflowers in May, an idea taken from the movie "Field of Dreams," volunteer Suzanne Janik, 40, of Ferndale said.

Chris Brewer, 37, of Mt. Clemens said he teared up as he thought of all the history associated with the site.

"This is sacred territory," he said."

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Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in The Detroit Free Press
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