Detroit City of Champions: The Podcast
In Mid-2020 Charles Avison partnered with veteran Detroit radio host, James Flanagan, to produce a show which explores the City of Champions story. 92 episodes have been recorded as of April
5th, 2023. Episodes are broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube every week with each episode archived to all streaming platforms.
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FIRST BOOK OF TRILOGY: PUBLISHED IN 2008
Exploring the remarkable series of events which took place in 1935-36. Author Charles Avison has discovered a previously unknown chapter in the history of Detroit Sports. The rise of Joe Louis, three major as well as 30 "minor" sports championships-all during the same season! For the first time, the "City of Champions" story is chronicled from beginning to end. Stitched together with newspaper articles as well as over 315 photos-few of which have been seen since 1935-36.
2nd BOOK OF TRILOGY: Detroit City of Champions "The Players" Volume 1
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 1ST 2013
Continuing the research into the forgotten "City of Champions" story, author Charles Avison asks the question: "Who were the players from 1935-36?"
The first of a two-part series focuses on the rise of Joe Louis and seeks to make the case that his exploits should be regarded as: "The greatest individual season in American sport history." The book also explores the remarkable 1934-35 Tigers who emerged from a decade of mediocrity to inspire a generation of Detroit fans that needed heroes more than at any other time in their history.
379 pages, 750 photos, full color
Includes DVD: "Play Ball" The first Major League Baseball Movie with sound
3rd BOOK OF TRILOGY: Detroit City of Champions "The Players" Volume II
Published: November 1st, 2014
Concluding the research into "The Players" of 1935-36, the final book of the City of Champions Trilogy focuses on the Lions, Red Wings, Gar Wood and Walter Hagen. As well, an extensive look at original memorabilia relating to the party at the Masonic Temple on April 18th 1936.
Each copy includes a dvd style collectors box to fit all three City of Champions books.
The first 2,000 copies are numbered and signed . What is a "numbered copy?" Click Here to find out!
528 pages, 1000+ photos, full color
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CT STATZ: "Moneyball 2"
A Montreal Expos logo on a Detroit sports site?
In 2009 a research partnership between Charles Avison and Chris "CT" Bartlett began. What resulted was a new (non-sabermetric) baseball discovery which offers the potential of disrupting the entire industry of Major League Baseball. Shown here is the cover for the plan to do so. Due to its high level of proprietary information all further information will only be shared face-to-face and any interested parties are encouraged to email:
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