Tigers

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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...