A Long Summers Day

Ed Summers’ name is rarely mentioned among great hurlers in Tigers history.  Verlander, Newhouser, and Lolich?  Sure.  But Summers never gets a mention.  

Perhaps the fact that he pitched for the Detroiters long ago in the early 1900’s is one reason why.  Or maybe it’s because he pitched for only five seasons in the Old English D.

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Ty Tyson: Detroit’s Original Voice of Summer

For twenty-two years, Ty Cobb roamed the outfield grass for the Detroit Tigers, carving out a Hall of Fame career that produced double-digit batting titles.  The Georgia Peach was synonymous with Tigers baseball in the early 1900’s and he was certainly the city’s most famous “Ty”.

But in the early 20’s, one season after Cobb left the Tigers for the Philadelphia Athletics, a new Ty was on the scene in Detroit.  This one carried a microphone instead of a bat 

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