Detroit Ballparks


The evolution of organized baseball in Detroit, from a game played strictly by local amateurs to a business employing imported professionals, encompassed the second half of the 19th century. Here are the historic firsts reached along the way:

Hollinger's Nine was a house team of Eastern professionals organized specifically as an attraction for Recreation Park, Detroit's first enclosed ballyard, which opened at Brush and Brady streets in 1879. Although the team was not affiliated with any league, Hollinger's Nine can be considered the first play-for-pay baseball team to represent Detroit.    Read More


Detroit, Michigan

Comerica Park

Tigers (AL: 2000‑2010)

Briggs Stadium

Tigers (AL: 1938‑1999)

Navin Field

Tigers (AL: 1912‑1937)

Bennett Park

Tigers (AL: 1901‑1911)

Recreation Park

Wolverines (NL: 1881‑1888)


Toledo, Ohio

Speranza Park

Maumees (AA: 1890)

League Park in Toledo

Blue Stockings (AA: 1884)





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