Most Tigers fans know that Billy Martin was famous for his fiery personality as Tigers manager in the 1970’s . He was also know for possessing a short fuse and lack of patience during a losing streak.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
When you have as storied a history as the Detroit Tigers, it is nearly impossible to keep track of all of their “great” players. Even as a lifelong Tigers fan …Continue Reading
The Detroit Tigers have been around for a very long time which means they have a very long list of great hitters. Today we will be taking a look at …Continue Reading
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 batContinue Reading
What’s in a curse? That’s a serious question. Are they real? Do you believe that people, pharaohs, and goat owners can bestow curses on another? Much of your traditional curses …Continue Reading
From 1901 until 1906 the Detroit Tigers never finished higher than third place in the American League. Then, from 1907-1909 they treated the best baseball fans around to October baseball.Continue Reading
The Detroit Tigers played their first season of Major League Baseball in 1901. During that inaugural season which saw the Tigers finish third in the American League with a 74-61 …Continue Reading
The 1968 season was special for Denny McLain in many ways. Not only did McLain become a rare 30-game winner that year, but he did so with some stunning numbers on the road. In fact, McLain almost went undefeated on the road that year.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Since beginning play in 1901, the Detroit Tigers have had some great teams. In fact, in their storied history, the Tigers have been to World Series on 11 occasions, including …Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading