A Long Summers Day

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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.

Ty Tyson: Detroit’s Original Voice of Summer

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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 

Inside the Numbers: The 1968 Detroit Tigers

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Numbers and baseball are inextricably connected. We measure greatness in this game based on a certain set of numbers. That may seem like an oversimplification, but it is true. Let’s play a little game: I will list a number and you tell me the player associated with the number.

The 10 Greatest Detroit Tigers Teams of All-Time

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There is no question that the Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of Major League Baseball. Not only have they won four World Championships since their inaugural season in 1901 but they have also had some great teams that came up just short of raising a trophy.

The 1985 Detroit Tigers: Why They Couldn’t Repeat

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Many times in athletics, ascending to the top of the mountain can take a lot out of individual players and a team as a whole. One team very familiar with that exact scenario is the 1985 Detroit Tigers. That team was charged with the monumental task of defending its title in a very competitive American League East.