Taylor was looking for locations to build a new ballpark, and later that history channel baseball parks his father bought more thansquare feet 33, square metres of land in the Boston neighborhood of Fenway-Kenmore. Navin Field [later Tiger Stadium] also officially opened that day in Detroitbut the ballpark closed in and was demolished in —
As a director and officer of the Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Gillette fought for years to save the historic stadium and the hallowed field at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
As founder and president of the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, he led the successful effort to place one of the few remaining Negro League home ballparks on the National Register of Historic Places and is now leading the effort to restore the historic site.
Michael Wilson For more than three decades, Coach Mike Wilson has trained and mentored thousands of youth in the great game of baseball.
Wilson was born in Hamtramck and graduated from Detroit Mackenzie High in , excelling in both football and baseball. In , he was selected in the winter professional baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers and spent several years playing minor league ball in the Tigers and Seattle Mariners systems.
In , Wilson launched his youth baseball coaching career in California, where he worked under the tutelage of former Negro Leaguers Chet Brewer and John Moseley and helped train future major leaguer Chili Davis. In , Coach Wilson became head coach at his alma mater, Mackenzie High, where he coached for three years.
In Coach Wilson co-founded and developed the Woodbridge Baseball Academy designed to revive baseball in the urban community. The WBA produced three travel teams Woodbridge Eagles each year to provide advanced competition for player development and elite competition.
The Woodbridge Eagles won five travel tournaments and three runner-up finishes in three years. Coach Wilson is also an ordained minister and has amassed over 25 years of business management experience in both the public and private sectors.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg with degrees in English Writing and Political Science, Ian has been an active member of the Hamtramck community since , and previously served as chair of the Neighborhood Restoration and Economic Development Committee for the Hamtramck Weed and Seed program.
In addition to being a reporter and copy editor for the Hamtramck Review, Ian is also a co-founder of the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium. Thomas A. Habitz Jr.
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Hamtramck resident Thomas Habitz is a practicing urban planner and active local volunteer. Debra Walker A longtime purchasing executive with Chrysler, Debra spent years working in Mexico and Germany [while Daimler Chrysler] training employees on cost-reduction initiatives.
Led the team that saved Chrysler millions of dollars, passed on to employees as largest profit sharing. Also worked in Lean Production and Minority Supplier Development, helping to create jobs while growing companies.
Initiated Chrysler community outreach programs.
Ladislaus and was an all-star catcher in Little League, Pony League, Colt League, and American Legion, playing many of his home games at Hamtramck Stadium alongside many future major leaguers, including the Paciorek brothers. Ray is married to the former Virginia Irvin, co-founder of the Piast Institute, a national institute for Polish and Polish American affairs.