Long before Willie Horton became a leader both on and off the field for the Detroit Tigers, the eventual four-time All-Star was making his mark on the high school and sandlot fields of Detroit. He was known as “Willie the Wonder” as a youth.Continue Reading
They didn’t seem like much at the time. A pair of skinny kids running out to the middle of the diamond at Fenway Park on September 9, 1977. One grew up in San Diego, while the other one hailed from a small town on the southern border of Virginia. Alan Trammell was just 19 years old when he made his major league debut that night and his running mate was only 20. No one could have predicted what the next 20 years would hold for the duo.Continue Reading
The Detroit Tigers have made some good trades over the years. Miguel Cabrera was acquired from the Marlins, Norm Cash from the Indians and Placido Polanco from the Phillies, just to name a few.
Yet, there is one deal that is hardly ever mentioned when evaluating the best trades in club history.Continue Reading
When Tigers fans think of no-hitters, visions of Justin Verlander immediately come to mind Verlander has thrown two no-hitters in his career. A feat that few have accomplished wearing the …Continue Reading
It’s an exclusive club. One that includes only two players. To become a member of this exclusive fraternity, plenty of skill is certainly required. Beyond that, the good fortune to …Continue Reading
Statistical milestones are as much a part of baseball as green grass and chalk lines. Today, the game is measured by a myriad of stats that can make the average …Continue Reading