Here- for the fans- is a companion piece to The Chicago Cubs (both with plus sales to teen agers). This is the history of the Tigers, from the struggles of the 1880's to its present position, World Champions through victory over the Cubs in 1945. At the turn of the century, Detroit was a city of a quarter of a million and could barely support a ball team; seven or eight thousand fans were maximum attendance. Today Briggs Stadium with 55,000 capacity isn't large enough even during the regular season. This is the story of those who have helped make Detroit a great baseball town with players like Ty Cobb, greatest ball player of all times, Hank Greenberg, Hughie Jennings, Mickey Cochrane, etc. But the outstanding personality was the man who made baseball into big business in Detroit, Frank Navin, president from 1908 to 1935, and who lived just long enough to see his Tigers win their first real world series. A sort of play by play of every season, bad as well as good. Tiger fans will relish this. The author wrote also about the St. Louis Cardinals and Connie Mack.