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Tiger Tales
Leigh Montville
July 12, 1999
It may be showing its age, but when Tiger Stadium falls to the wrecking ball after this season, a lot of terrific memories will go with it
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July 12, 1999

Tiger Tales

It may be showing its age, but when Tiger Stadium falls to the wrecking ball after this season, a lot of terrific memories will go with it

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He admits there is one feature at the old stadium that cannot be replaced: the shower-heads. Made before there was concern over the environment, before worries about water conservation, the Tiger Stadium showers are man-sized showers, torrents of water that can't be found anywhere else. "Everybody's going around talking about what he wants to take home after the final game—a locker, a bat rack, something sentimental," the manager says. "My coaches and I, we want the showerheads."

The final game is Sept. 27, a 4:05 start against the Kansas City Royals. Tickets sold out in 33 minutes.

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