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