Mr. Rogers Changes his Neighborhood

The last time the Tigers had a third round pick from Tulane on their roster, it was 2005.  A middle infielder by the name of Tony Giarratano debuted in the big leagues at age 22 for the Tigers.  A lifetime .301 hitter in the minor leagues, Giarratano appeared in only 15 games for the Tigers and hit only .143.  He was never heard from again. The Tigers have bigger plans for another third rounder out of Tulane name Jake Rogers.

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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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Brady Policelli: The Prospect You’ve Never Heard Of

On a warm Monday afternoon in Davenport, Iowa, the leadoff man for the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps is a catcher who leads his team in stolen bases – an odd combination. He’s also an infielder and outfielder, but on this day, he’s behind the plate. He’s also third on his team in home runs and extra-base hits. It’s about time you’re introduced to Tigers minor leaguer Brady Policelli.

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