A Family Sport

Baseball fans listening to a game on the radio in 1956

The one sport that still seems to always bring families together is baseball. Families and friends center celebrations, birthdays, engagments, reunions, and many other significant and important moments around America's favorite past time. It appears to have remained a tradition between families and groups of friends from every walk of life. In times of war, struggle and even the great depression, people found a way to come together to cheer on their favorite teams and players. Although during the Depression the teams had to become a little more creative with promotions, giveaways and prizes to draw the crowds in.

Baseball fans listening to a game on the radio in 1956

In researching the Detroit Tigers we came across this piece of video footage posted to YouTube. This is footage of a family that went to Detroit for the Yankee/Tigers game at Briggs Stadium on August 4, 1956. We loved being able to see not only the players but the fans of that time as well! We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did!


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