To cover my best-of-three All-Star Series, it’s a pleasure and a hoot to welcome Cal Butterworth and Harry Caray into the Funky booth. Most of you know Harry from his glorious days broadcasting the Cardinals, White Sox and Cubs games, but Mr. Butterworth is here on a special invite from my previous blog, 1924 and You Are There! where he reported the daily fates of the Detroit Tigers for that entire season. Mr. Butterworth, now at the ripe-but-still sharp age of 85, has been living comfortably for years at the Ninth Inning Gardens retirement home in Coral Gables, FL, and rose at the chance to report the action from our series opener in his native city. Take it away, gentlemen!
Game One—TIGER STADIUM
By Calvin J. Butterworth
Ex-scribe, Detroit-Free Enterprise
It is a truly splendid day for a ball game in this once-fair and industrious city, and for this reporter it is difficult to discern which is the bigger shock: seeing Navin Field again in its expanded and enclosed form, or feasting on two stellar lineups mixing both white and colored players. In either case, I am moved to tears of joy. Continue reading