IN THE NEWS: 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 52,000 for baseball, and 60,000 for football. Lawsuits, a failed bond issue, and the construction of the Silverdome in nearby Pontiac will kill the idea.
IN THE NEWS: Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971. The NY Court of Appeals rules in her favor. Mrs. Gera is slated to umpire in the New York-Pennsylvania League starting in June.