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Walter Owen Briggs
Birth: Feb. 27, 1877
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1952
Miami-Dade County, USA

Major League Baseball Team Owner. He began his career working in the Michigan railroad yards in the late 1800s, became wealthy, obtained a controlling interest in the Everitt Carriage auto manufacturer works in 1907 and changed the name to Briggs Manufacturing Detroit in 1909. With a longstanding interest in baseball, Briggs purchased shares from John Kelsey giving him half ownership of the Detroit Tigers in 1927. Under his ownership, the Tigers won the American League Pennant in 1934 and were World Series Champions in 1935. Under Briggs' management, the Tigers won the American League pennant in 1940, won the league championship and the World Series in 1945. He continued to own the Tigers until his death and Tiger's Stadium was named Briggs Stadium in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Walter Owen Briggs (1912 - 1970)*
 
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Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Southfield
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: eddie budnick
Record added: Feb 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7173281
Walter Owen Briggs
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Walter Owen Briggs
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Walter Owen Briggs
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