Monthly Archives: December 2019

Zetterberg, Datsyuk lead all-decade team for Red Wings

This will be the first of four all-decade teams for the major sports in Detroit, and the Red Wings team offers some easy choices and maybe a few surprises. In addition to a first team and a runnr-up, there will … Continue reading

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Red Wings played their first game in 1932 and shut out Chicago in front of 8,000 fans at Olympia Stadium

The city of Detroit had been home to a team in the National Hockey League for six years before the Red Wings took the ice. Detroit’s first team was the Detroit Cougars, who lasted for four seasons from 1926-30. After … Continue reading

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Ed Fisher: The tale of 'The Missing Tiger of 1902'

Ed Fisher appeared in one game for the Detroit Tigers – in the final month of the 1902 season – and for the next 78 years, he was only known as “The missing Tiger of 1902.” Fisher really wasn’t known … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, there was a time the Pistons played on Christmas

It has been several years since the Pistons were a bona fide contender in the NBA, thus they are ignored yearly when it comes to the coveted Christmas Day schedule. The last time the Pistons played on Christmas was 2005 … Continue reading

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Is Mike Trout the new Mickey Mantle?

It is easy to romanticize baseball of the past. The legendary stars of yesteryear seem larger than life, especially those from out childhood. Someone who grew up in the 1940s would claim that there has never been a player like … Continue reading

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Tarik Skubal offers interesting potential for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have several high-profile pitchers in the minor leagues who have the potential to be solid major-leaguers, guys like first-round picks Casey Mize, Matt Manning, Alex Faedo and Beau Burrows. They represent a big portion of the hope … Continue reading

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Why the debate? Clayton Kershaw easily was the pitcher of the decade in MLB

One of the baseball sites on Facebook recently asked the question: Who was the best pitcher in baseball in the decade? Of the first 14 comments, none of them named the obvious answer: Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. … Continue reading

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