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Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium are sold
July 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am
On this day in 1956 the Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium were sold to a syndicate of 11 people, led by radio executives John Fetzer and Fred Knorr, for a record $5.5 million. Walter Briggs, Jr., had been ordered by family estate administrators to sell the ownership of the team and field that he had inherited from his father. He stayed on as General Manager for one season.