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Think Spring!

By now, as you read this, Detroit Tigers Spring Training is well under way. Unfortunately, we will not be able to be there this year due to the impending publication of our new magazine, Detroit River Living. We are happy to report the response to the new publication has been great. The folks and businesses along the Detroit River/Jefferson corridor have welcomed us and are excited to have “their own” magazine. We will keep you posted as to our progress.

While we’re not able to be in Lakeland this year, we did provide some “baseball” content for your reading pleasure in this “spring issue” of Pointe Magazine. We followed up on our story from last summer of baseball writer Tom Gage’s recognition at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Many thanks to fellow Grosse Pointe Library Foundation trustee Sandy MacMechan, and good friend of Tom’s, for providing us with a photo from Cooperstown.

Also, thanks to the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, who hosted a visit from Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, we were able to provide yet another baseball-related story for our many Tigers fans. (Be sure to read the story by former sports writer and columnist Pete Waldmeir.)

It turns out that Ty Cobb once had a home here in the Pointes. For verification, I posted a query on Facebook. Chip Chapman was the first to respond, saying he thought Cobb’s house was on Moross between Kercheval and Grosse Pointe Boulevard. Cathy Champion confirmed, saying fellow Realtor George Smale listed the property some years back. George confirmed Cathy’s memory and adds, “Yes, I grew up around the corner, and one of my best friends lived in the house (after Cobb of course), so it was common knowledge.”

So it turns out we have two Grosse Pointe Baseball Hall of Fame honorees in this issue of Pointe Magazine — Tom Gage and Ty Cobb! To commemorate that interesting confluence of fame, former Grosse Pointer and Wisconsin State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands drew me a sketch of Tom meeting Ty Cobb outside the Hall in Cooperstown, saying, “Fancy meeting you here!” Phil, as always, did a great job of capturing Tom and Ty Cobb. Incidentally, Phil has been drawing cartoons for me since he was a student at Grosse Pointe South High School. He is now nationally syndicated and has won numerous press awards for his outstanding work. He can be found on Facebook and at Congratulations, Phil, you have done your hometown proud!

Speaking of authors, be sure to attend this year’s Books on the Lake event at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The library and Library Foundation have once again brought in three outstanding authors, including our own Devin Scillian. So be sure to attend. I will see you there!

As always, be sure to patronize our many loyal advertisers and businesses without whom this magazine devoted to the Grosse Pointes would not be possible. Think spring and “play ball!”

Advertisers love the nearly 20,000 circulation and our FREE (and encouraged!) color, not to mention the competitive low prices. (For a copy of our rate card, click here. To see a copy of our current issue, click here. Flip version: tug at corners or use right or left arrow keys to change pages.)

If you or your family or friends live in Grosse Pointe and have not received a copy of the magazine at home, contact us! If they are out of the Pointes, they can subscribe for just $20 a year. Again, please give us a call or shoot us an email!

Publishers John and Terry Minnis of Grosse Pointe Woods look forward to discussing our exciting new magazine and business venture with you! Call us at (313) 640-8955 or send email to!