Happy 10th Birthday, Comerica Park

comericapark.jpgTen years ago today the Tigers opened Comerica Park with a 5-2 win over the Mariners. Anyone who was there might still be thawing out.

Here, courtesy of the Tigers Media Guide, are some Comerica Park firsts — some from that day, others a bit later:

  • First Pitch: April 11, 2000 — 1:18 p.m. (Brian Moehler, strike to Seattle’s Mark McLemore with umpire Rick Reed behind the plate)
  • First Home Run: April 14, 2000 — Juan Gonzalez, bottom of third off Tampa Bay’s Ryan Rupe. With Gonzalez’s three-run shot, it marked the longest stretch without a home run of any new ballpark opened since 1989.
  • First Shutout: April 12, 2000 — Seattle’s Aaron Sele, 4-0.

2 thoughts on “Happy 10th Birthday, Comerica Park

  1. Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, does it? Time flies!

    Last Sunday, FSN Detroit re-aired the Comerica debut. Watching some of those Tigers in action made me thankful that we’ve got better teams to root for now!

    I was at that game where Juan Gone got the inside-the-parker. For me, that was his only highlight of the season! Ha.

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  2. Ugh Juan Gonzalez. That was the worst part of this post. Can we officially change the first hr/inside-the-parker to Bobby Higginson? Also acceptable=Hiram Bocachica.

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