Detroit Tigers

Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?
September 8, 2017 12 Comments »

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes, or just below 50%. In 2004, the former Cubs’ second baseman vaulted to 309 votes. He was elected to the Hall of ... Read More »

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

There’s never been anything quite like it. Between games of a doubleheader on July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox, led by promoter extraordinaire Mike Veeck, asked a local disc jockey to blow up disco records in center field. What could ... Read More »

The Walking Eddies: A Patient Infield That Never Was

The Walking Eddies: A Patient Infield That Never Was
February 19, 2016 No Comments »

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” — Hippocrates For a long time walks in baseball were considered a mistake, an accident caused by poor aim. The pitcher was wild and if he couldn’t throw three strikes before he threw four balls, Mr. ... Read More »

The best teams to never win a World Series

The best teams to never win a World Series
September 24, 2015 No Comments »

Most teams that are good for three or four years or more eventually get to a World Series and usually win one. It’s harder now — with the multiple rounds of playoffs — to win a title. Which means we see ... Read More »

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season
October 24, 2012 No Comments »

If the Detroit Tigers win the World Series it will be the second time that Andy Dirks has been in the winner’s circle in the last 8 months. While most major league ballplayers were taking it easy last off-season, Dirks ... Read More »

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won
October 23, 2012 2 Comments »

Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb had more than his share of tussles on and off the diamond. But one of his most famous occurred in the spring of 1917 while the Tigers were playing the New York Giants in a ... Read More »

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

Used to be that every 34-38 years the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals met in the World Series. That’s how it went from 1934 to 1968, and then from 1968 to 2006. I guess we can book the 2042 ... Read More »

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 3 Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leagues advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. While many players have done many things in critical situations in the history of baseball, there have only ... Read More »

Fittingly, Tigers are first Stanley Cup team in baseball history

Fittingly, Tigers are first Stanley Cup team in baseball history
October 10, 2012 No Comments »

Hometown boy Mike Ilitch has his fingerprints all over downtown Detroit. The man who made millions upon millions as a pizza magnate and later real estate tycoon, has tried to transform the city in many ways, most visibly through sports. ... Read More »

Cabrera can match Yaz & Ted Williams with historic feat

Cabrera can match Yaz & Ted Williams with historic feat
September 21, 2012 1 Comment »

“If he doesn’t get the MVP this year, it will be criminal.” Those are the words of Al Kaline, a Hall of Famer who knows a little something about baseball and what “Most Valuable” means. Who was Kaline referring to? ... Read More »