Monday, October 29, 2012

World Series - Detroit Tigers vs SF Giants at Comerica Park

2012 World Series
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants
Comerica Park - Detroit, Michigan

Opening ceremony before Game 3
October 27, 2012

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb Statue, Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan

Statue of Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb at Comerica Park in Detroit. 
(Lou Cella, sculptor.)


Tyrus Raymond (Ty or Georgia Peach) Cobb
Born: December 18, 1886 Narrows, Banks County, Georgia
Died: July 17, 1961 Atlanta, Georgia

Career Summary

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Position: Outfield, Detroit Tigers (1905-26)
               Philadelphia Athletics (1927-28).

  •  Manager, Detroit Tigers (1921-26).
  •  Insisted that he was not a super athlete, rather that he had a great desire to win.
  •  Was quoted as saying "I've got to be first all the time — in everything."
  •  Best hitter of his era, if not of all time.
  •  Has a career batting average of .367.
  •  Won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row from 1907 thru 1915.
  •  Third all time in stolen bases with 892.
  •  Second in runs scored with 2,245.
  •  Second in career hits with 4,191.
  •  Led the American League in slugging eight times.
  •  Scored 100 runs 11 times in his career.
  •  Drove in over 100 runs seven times in his career.
  •  Led the American League in runs five times.
  •  Led the American League in hits eight times.
  •  Played for 24 years; 22 years with Detroit, two with Philadelphia.
  •  Youngest AL player to reach 1,000 hit level (24-years old).
  •  Batted under .320 only once in his career.
  •  Batted over .400 three times.
  •  First player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 where he received 98.23 percent of the votes (222 out of 226)
Read more at The Official web Site of  Ty Cobb:

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Detroit Tigers Sweep NY Yankees in 2012 ALCS, advance to World Series

2012 American League Champions
The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in 4 games to win the 2012 American League Championship. This photo is the opening ceremony ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park in Detroit. on October 16, 2012.

Click the photo to see it in my store. This signed, 8x10 giclée print mounted in a white 11x14 conservation-grade mat is available now.

Also available are these companion pieces --

Comerica Park Main Entrance
Neon over main entrance to Comerica Park featuring photos of

Comerica Park Corner Entrance
at the corner of E. Adams & Witherell.

The statue at the former City-County Building in downtown Detroit displays the true spirit of Tiger Town. This statue, designed by Marshall Fredericks and installed (sans jersey) at the City-County Building in 1958 is nicknamed "The Spirit of Detroit."

The tradition of dressing the 'Spirit' with a jersey began in 1997 when the Detroit Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. Since then it has also ’sported’ the jerseys of the Detroit Pistons, WNBA Detroit Shock, Super Bowl XL, and even a tuxedo when "The Three Tenors" performed at Tiger Stadium in 1999.

2011 American League Central Champions
This photo is the opening ceremony of ALDS Game 3 vs. the New York Yankess at Comerica Park in Detroit. on October, 2011.

The Tigers beat the Yankees 3 games to 2 to win the AL Central Division Championship. They advanced to the AL Championship Series but lost to the Texas Rangers 2 games to 4.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Scarab Club Photo Ex Opens Today

The photo below  is on display in the Scarab Club's 2012 Photography Exhibition which opens today (No. 5 on the exhibit list), Wednesday October 17, and runs through Sunday, November 18.
Artist reception is 6-9 pm,  Friday Ootober 19.

(Directly behind the Detroit Institute of Arts)


Maschinen No. 2
Detail of the Detroit River Tunnel Co. railroad crane.

This crane has no power of its own, but can be run by steam or compressed air from an external source. This is part of a new series entitled "Iron, Steel, & Steam."

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Help Save the Polar Express

Pere Marquette 1225
Owned and operated by the Steam Railroading Institue
Owosso, Michigan

The photo above was taken on its last excursion in 2009, during which problems with the boiler were discovered. After a thorough inspection the boiler was deemed unsafe to continue operation and all remaining excursions were cancelled. The federally mandated 15-year inspection and rebuild was due soon, so the locomotive was taken out of service until it could be brought into compliance with all Federal Railroad Administration requirements. 

The rebuild, begun in 2010, is in its final stages but compliance is a monumental and expensive task and SRI still needs to raise $300,000 to complete the $900,000 restoration.

Buta benefactor has pledged $100,000 if SRI can raise $200,000.  This $100,000 gift will not stay on the table long.  If you are able, please make a contribution. Any amount will be greatly appreciated; no gift is too small or too large. Every dollar counts.

Please help save the Pere Marquette 1225, the locomotive whose image and sound were used for the animated movie "The Polar Express." 

Scan this QR code

QR Code generator 

or click this link to Help Save the PM 1225 
and read more about this historic locomotive.

Then, please forward this to everyone you think will help preserve this valuable, irreplaceable, piece of Michigan and American railroad history.

Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tap Room - Ypsilanti

Tap Room Bar
Ypsilanti, Michigan

The landmark Tap Room Bar dates to 1941 and the building to 1850.

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Monday, October 8, 2012


 Pegasus Taverna
Greektown - Detroit, Michigan

A favorite night spot near the Greektown Casino in Detroit.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012


Monroe Ave.
Detroit, Michigan
A favorite in Detroit's Greektown district.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Now Showing at State of MInd Gallery - Northville

I'm pleased to announce that my work is now available at the State of Mind Gallery, 120 E. Main St. in Northville, Michigan. The gallery, owned by metal artists Joan Mulvehill and Lisa Robideau, showcases the work of more than 40 local Michigan artists.

Gallery Hours:
Mon -Thurs  10 am - 6 pm
Friday  10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

The first Friday of every month downtown Northville comes alive and celebrates the arts during their popular First Friday Experience (formerly known as the Art Walk). As guests stroll downtown Northville's growing art district, they will enjoy a night filled with art exhibits (highlighting featured artists each month), art demonstrations and related events. Downtown Northville's participating First Friday Art galleries and stores are open until 9 pm with many of the businesses offering complimentary hors d' oeuvres and beverages for their guests as they browse or shop. 

I'll be in the gallery from 6 to 9 pm for this month's First Friday on October 5, so please stop in to say hello and see my display.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Trail Bar - Vintage Neon

Trail Bar Vintage Neon Sign
Dearborn Heights, Michigan

This classic neon sign with incandescent chaser on the now-closed Trail Bar in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights probably dates to the post-war 1940s to mid 1950s.

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