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WATCH: 1968 Detroit Tigers began the process of mending a broken city

1967 was a devasting year for the city of Detroit. With riots plaguing the streets, armed guard lining the streets, and a martial-law-type rule governing the streets, the city was broken.

When the 1968 baseball season rolled around, the Tigers kept winning. Their heroics on the field led to some healing off of it, as the Tigers became a bridge that spanned the races and brought a city together.

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Watch below a documentary on the 1968 Tigers and the effect they had on the city they call home:

Written by AJ Reilly

A.J. is a lifelong baseball fan and an avid storyteller. His debut novel, The Askren Boys, won the Literary Classics Gold Medal and Seal of Approval in November of 2018. When not writing, he is spending time with his wife Jessica, son Jack, daughter Nora, and new arrival Teddy. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit.

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