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.Continue Reading
Today is Memorial Day. That means most of us have the day off of work and are meeting family and friends for a barbecue. And, while rightfully so, we honor …Continue Reading
Prior to the 1935 season, the Detroit Tigers had four cracks at winning a World Series title. The Bengals advanced to the Fall Classic in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1934 …Continue Reading
“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.” – Albert Einstien Sometimes history aligns in a way that cannot be denied; whether the participants in …Continue Reading
It all began for the Detroit Tigers on April 25, 1901 when they scored 10 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 14-13 in …Continue Reading
When it comes to the Detroit Tigers, there is one phrase that just about every fan recognizes and relates to the team. Some recognize the phrase because they lived through it and others because of stories they’ve been told.Continue Reading
In this day in age, it’s very easy for a sports fan to get caught up in the “here and now” and to just ignore the birth of the team …Continue Reading
When the American League was formed in 1901, Major League Baseball came to Detroit. As a charter member of the league, the Detroit Tigers went for six years without finishing …Continue Reading
Before there was 1968, there was 1967. Before Mickey Lolich jumped into Bill Freehan’s arms in St. Louis, there was 1967. It was the year the Tigers almost won it …Continue Reading
If you’ve spent any time around a baseball box score in the present day you’ve undoubtedly come across the statistic WAR, or Wins Above a Replacement player. While not a …Continue Reading
Tigers fans often wonder how great Mark Fidrych might have been had injuries not derailed his short-lived career.
Fidrych steamrolled baseball in 1976, winning 19 games and led the American League in ERA at 2.34. But in 1977, the phenom’s road to greatness hit a road bump that would eventually lead to the end of his once promising career.
As Detroiters flipped on their radios on April 10, 1968, they were greeted by the familiar and comforting voice of Ernie Harwell. Just a few months prior they’d listened as …Continue Reading