Mar 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; General view during the national anthem before an opening day baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
For those of us who attended our first baseball game at the hallowed corner of Michigan and Trumbull, there is no substitute for Tiger Stadium.
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Nonetheless, for a newer generation of fans, Comerica Park is the only home they remember for their favorite team and to them there is no substitute.
The COPA eventually grew on me when they moved in the fences and made it a little more colorful and eye-pleasing to watch 81 games a year in person or on TV. The franchise has also adapted to the park, molding their clubs in the Comerica Park-era to be pitcher-oriented and away from the sluggers that teed off at Tiger Stadium.
In recent years it has paid off and a true home field advantage has been established. From 2009-2013, the Tigers won more than 50 games at Comerica Park. Last season an uncharacteristic slow home start snapped that streak but they finished strong with 45 wins. They haven’t had a losing season at home since 2008.
There have been some great moments at Comerica Park with postseason games four straight years, meaningful accomplishments and special events. The park has hosted two World Series in its first 13 years of existence whereas Tiger Stadium hosted two World Series in the stadium’s final 31 years.
So without further ado, let’s take the slideshow trip through the top five moments in Comerica Park’s history.