** FILE** An Aug. 2, 2007, file photo shows Tiger Stadium in Detroit. With the awarding of a demolition contract Tuesday, April 22, 2008, by the City of Detroit, the debate over old Tiger Stadium is shifting to whether to knock down all of the historic ballpark or to save a corner of it. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
DETROIT (AP) -- Demolition crews are smashing the historic walls of Tiger Stadium, giving passers-by a clear view of the interior of the Detroit ballpark that stood for decades.
Outfield walls cleared by baseball legend Mickey Mantle as well as Detroit Tiger sluggers Norm Cash and Cecil Fielder are coming down.
Farrow Group owner Michael Farrow says crews plan to spend all day Wednesday demolishing some of the stadium's massive concrete walls.
The Detroit contractor and MCM Management started demolition of the ballpark last week.
The companies expect to make an estimated $1 million by selling scrap.
City officials say an Aug. 1 deadline still stands for a nonprofit group to raise enough funds to preserve the field.