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John Fetzer from the Chronology
Jan 12, 1972 - Owner John Fetzer announces that the Tigers have signed a lease to build a $126 million domed stadium along the river in downtown Detroit. The complex will seat 52000 for baseball and 60000 for football. Lawsuits a failed bond issue and the construction of the Silverdome in nearby Pontiac will kill the idea.
Aug 4, 1967 - John Fetzer president of the ML television committee announces a $50 million 3-year deal with NBC to televise the WS All-Star Game and 28 weekly telecasts.
Dec 15, 1964 - Tigers owner John Fetzer announces a 2-year television pact between ML baseball and ABC-TV. The network pays $12.2 million to telecast games on 25 Saturdays‚ Independence Day‚ and Labor Day.
Oct 11, 1960 - Radio-television executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of the Tigers giving one man control of the team for the first time since Walter Briggs died in 1952. He offers club president Bill DeWitt a job as his assistant.