The game attracted not only the best of the best, but also a packed house of some 49,000 fans. The National Leaguers wore special uniforms that afternoon. The American League players word their home whites.
Another former Battle Creek Bombers (now BattleJacks) has made it to the major leagues. The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer league, and both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo have teams in the league. But one category where Battle Creek leads Kalamazoo is former players to have made it to "The Show", the Major League.
The Kalamazoo Growlers may get more "pub" this week. The team announced a "Lifetime Ban" on Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, with a subheading in the proclamation saying "Manfred is ruining baseball".
I've been reading some speculation in the Detroit media about maybe Justin Verlander coming "home". Everyone knows wife Kate Upton is from here, and a reunion at Comerica Park would make a storybook ending.