Sports will have a role in any renaissance. The motto “The city that can’t pay its bills, but can play ball” isn’t exactly what you want to see on Welcome to Detroit signs. But it speaks to how a city clamoring for anything positive can use its valuable sports identity as a means for reminding everyone that Detroit won’t timidly crawl into a corner and fade from existence.
1945 World Series scorecards in program book. Printed on front cover: “Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs. World Series 1945. Official program. 25 [cents] Briggs Stadium. Copyright 1945 Detroit Baseball Club,” with tiger and bear circling ball. Includes portraits and profiles of Tigers and Cubs officials and players -
Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library