This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers’ first major league owner — let’s take a look

This Victorian home located in Detroit's historic Corktown neighborhood just so happens to be a piece of MLB history.

According to the listing, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in the late 1800s for James Burns, the first owner of the Detroit Tigers as a major-league team. Burns owned the Tigers for one season, from 1901-1902. During that time, Detroit's ordinance banned baseball on Sundays, so Burns built his own private park so the Tigers would be able to play. He sold the team in 1902 and a few years later, he served as Wayne County sheriff.

The 2,900-square-foot home is located at 1801 Church St., and features a wrap-around porch, brick fireplaces throughout, original molding, and a third-floor walk-up attic.

The home is priced at $699,000 and listed by Lauren Bruyninga of O'Connor Real Estate.
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This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
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This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow
This Corktown home was built for the Detroit Tigers' first owner — let's take a look
Screenshot via Zillow