Young does, too, seeking out kids without the resources to chase a scholarship. Young grew up with a military father — he was a fighter pilot — and leans toward positive reinforcement.
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Fick grew up without a filter, and insists on brutal truth. They met in high school on the baseball circuit, where Young was a coveted prospect.
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They hooked up again in Detroit, then a few years later in D. It took Young a few times to hear it, as he didn't get truly sober until three years ago, when he began losing weight, hooked up with his high school sweetheart, and figured he should be there for her. Young weighs pounds, down from — he played at or so. When he isn't coaching, he is collecting baseball memorabilia. One of his favorite artifacts came from his old friend.
Young had it authenticated, and both of them are interested in seeing what it might get on the collector's market. Young thinks it might reap a tidy little sum. If that sounds unsentimental, well, it's not things that made the game for them, or make the friendship still. It's the history between them, and the conversations they share almost every day, to remind each other where they came from, to remember where they are going. Contact Shawn Windsor: or swindsor freepress. Follow him on Twitter shawnwindsor.
Despite being vacant since the Tigers played their final game there on Sept. Pro baseball was first played on the site at a 5,seat ballpark known as Bennett Park on April 28, — three years before Detroit had an auto plant. The field, named after fan favorite Charlie Bennett, was laid out on the former site of a municipal hay market.
The ballpark was razed after the season and replaced at the same location with Navin Field, which was expanded several times. It became Briggs Stadium in and Tiger Stadium in More than 11, home runs were hit at the stadium. Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle hit the longest homers of their careers there. Detroit outfielder George Stallings hit the first round-tripper at the site during the first game there, and Tiger Robert Fick hit the last: a grand slam in the final game.
Thirty-six home runs literally left the park since the upper deck was added in Tigers great Norm Cash did it four times and Mantle three. In his farewell remarks following the final game, legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell noted that the Corner hosted 6, regular-season games, 35 postseason contests and three All-Star Games — , and The stadium also hosted football, beginning Oct. The Detroit Panthers played at the Corner in The Lions set up shop there in and stayed through Nov.
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On June 28, , South African leader Nelson Mandela thrilled 49, as he described his life during apartheid. Tigers first baseman Robert Fick hits a grand slam against the Royals on Sept. Julian H. Gonzalez Detroit Free Press. Golf News.
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