Tigers

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Looking Back at Ty Cobb’s Big League Debut

In 1905, Ty Cobb made his big league debut for the Detroit Tigers just days after his father...

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Quick Notes: Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes

We compare Hall of Fame pitchers Jack Morris and Burleigh Grimes.

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Miguel Cabrera and the 3,000 Hit Club

Where Miguel Cabrera fits in the group of 3,000-hit members.

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When Dwight Evans Hit the First Pitch of the Season For a Home Run

Dwight Evans is the only batter to do this on opening day.

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1909 World Series Scorecard

The 1909 World Series was important for a few reasons. It pitted two of the greatest stars in...

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The 20 Greatest Detroit Tigers of All-Time

Welcome to our series on the 20 greatest players for each franchise. This time we look at the...

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Nine amazing facts from the career of Max Scherzer

Once, when Max Scherzer was pitching in college for the University of Missouri, a teammate asked him during...

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VIDEO: Ty Cobb at a Detroit jail with pitcher Earl Whitehill, circa 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2SZilrqXQ Ty Cobb and Earl Whitehill visit a jail in Michigan This rare film clip shows Detroit manager...

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Remembering Bill Freehan

The Detroit Tigers gave Bill Freehan a $100,000 bonus off the campus of the University of Michigan. That...

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VIDEO: Detroit Tigers All-Time Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neowDNSI-M8 Enjoy our latest All-Time Team video, featuring a 28-man roster for the Detroit Tigers, winners of four...

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Why are they called the Detroit Tigers?

According to one source, the Detroit Tigers earned their nickname from their orange striped socks. However, when they...

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Vic Wertz was run producer for Tigers in 1950s

Vic Wertz was a dangerous run-producer in the middle of Detroit's lineup in the late 1940s and early...

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Detroit Tigers All-Time Team

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VIDEO: The Final Game at Tiger Stadium in Detroit

On September 27, 1999, the Detroit Tigers played their final game at Tiger Stadium. Located on the historic...

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When Kirk Gibson got revenge against the Goose

The 1984 World Series was a mismatch. The Detroit Tigers were a great team, a team that belongs...

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Who was better: Ryne Sandberg or Lou Whitaker?

When his name first appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot in 2003, Ryne Sandberg received 244 votes,...

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Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Earlier this month, Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It's not surprising that Rodriguez...

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When Ty Cobb took on the entire New York Giants team

An infamous brawl during an exhibition game illustrates how competitive Ty Cobb was.

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Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb’s legacy

Anyone who thinks Ty Cobb was a sonofabitch has Al Stump to thank for that opinion.

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Why Jack Morris is still waiting for Hall call

For the first time since 1999, the Baseball Hall of Fame will induct a starting pitcher this summer,...

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Sparky Anderson was a man of hyperbole and principle

When the Cincinnati Reds named 36-year old George Anderson as their manager during the 1969-1970 off-season, newspapers in...

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The hit that won the Tigers first World Series title

On October 2, 1935, J. Edgar Hoover, America’s wildly famous FBI agent, was in the stands at Navin...

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The duel of the century: Feller vs. Newhouser

Neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Detroit Tigers had any chance to win the pennant when they met...

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When Hank Greenberg hit his 300th homer

Thanks to a mistake by the Washington catcher, Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg was able to deposit this baseball...

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Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I

When Detroit fans settled into Navin Field for the traditional Labor Day doubleheader in 1918, they had no...

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Ty Cobb sold me a Coke

In the “Peach State” on May 8, one of the most popular beverages in history was first concocted,...

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Ty Cobb’s horror: Murder in Royston, Georgia

When Ty Cobb arrived in Royston, Georgia, on August 10, 1905, his father was dead from a shotgun...

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Remembering Ernie Harwell

I don’t have to tell the people of Michigan how wonderful Ernie Harwell was, or how important he...

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Rivalry Renewed: Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth on the golf course

Under a warm summer sun, fans strained to catch a glimpse of two of baseball’s greatest stars battling...

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Fidrych was a rare bird

It was July of 1976, the Summer of The Bird. Mark Fidrych, the 21-year old rookie was the...