Detroit City of Champions

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America....

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America.

Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus

Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began to win in a way that had never been seen before…or since. The Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first Championships. An unknown Joe Louis would rise to international super stardom. Speed boat racing, tennis, track and field, golf, bowling, swimming, firearms…champions all and all from Detroit. In this calendar year the city could claim 33 national championships. A celebration followed that has no equal in the annals of American sport. Holidays were declared, a plaque was signed by the president as well as every governor in the country recognizing Detroit as THE City of Champions…

…and then…the story was forgotten.

What happened in 1935? How did it happen? Why was it forgotten? Why should we care? These topics and many more will be explored by veteran radio host Jamie Flanagan and Author Charles Avison in this series of shows: Detroit City of Champions.

 

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All Episodes

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 6: “Great Expectations” – The 1935 Detroit Tigers

Was it a fluke? The Tigers got lucky in 1934. They avoided injuries, they got off to a hot start and every other team played poorly. So said the...

Detroit City Of Champions Episode 5: “Heartbreak” – The 1934 World Series

“The Deans do things to the Tigers.” So said the great baseball historian, Fred Lieb, in his iconic book on the Detroit Tigers. The Dean brothers, Dizzy and Paul,...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 4 The Original “Bad News Bears” – The 1934 Tigers

Hope. Joy. Excitement! For a generation of Detroiters toiling in the economic darkness of the Great Depression these three commodities were in short supply. Little could they know, however,...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 3: The story begins – The Arrival of Mickey Cochrane

It’s always darkest before the dawn. Such was the case in Detroit in the winter of 1933. The city is in the depths of the Great Depression and the...

Detroit City of Champions – Trials and Tribulations – Episode 2

Episode 2: “Trials and Tribulations” The difficulty of bring back a forgotten story. The greatest and most important season in Detroit sports history…has been forgotten. Why? In today’s show...

Detroit City Of Champions – Episode 1 – The Discovery

Episode 1: The Discovery – An old media guide points the way to a forgotten story A night of revelry in a Kalamazoo apartment leads to the discovery of...

Detroit City Of Champions – Preview

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America. Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began...

Detroit City Of Champions – Trailer – Episode 0

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America. Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began...