Today in Michigan History

April 13, 1896

Baseball was played at Michigan & Trumbull for the first time.

The Detroits, as the Tigers were known then, played a local semi-professional team called the Athletics. The Detroits clobbered the Athletics with a six-run first inning that helped end the game 30-3.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.