Category Archives: Tale of the Tigers

Believe it! Hank Greenberg was a better hitter than Miguel Cabrera, and it isn't as close as you might think

While it is generally concluded that Ty Cobb was the greatest hitter in Tigers history, and Al Kaline might have been the most complete player, there is a lot of debate about the greatest slugger. All Tigers fans have seen … Continue reading

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When White Sox didn't want to get the Tigers out in 1901, umpire Tommy Connolly forfeited game to Detroit

When the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox had their memorable “Disco Demolition Night” in 1978, it was not the first time a Tigers-White Sox game resulted in a forfeit in the Windy City. It happened on May 2, 1901, … Continue reading

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Marc Hall: A Tigers record in 1914 that has stood for more than 100 years, and a tragic death a year later

Marc Hall’s story with the Tigers is marked by a record and a tragedy. On July 5, 1914, Hall established a team record that likely will never be broken. He pitched 13 innings in relief against the St. Louis Browns … Continue reading

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Former Tigers pitcher John Glaiser had his career ERA improve by more than a run 48 years after his death

In 2007, nearly 50 years after his death, John Glaiser’s career ERA dropped from 6.35 to 4.91. Glaiser was with the Tigers from April until the end of May in 1920 and pitched in eight games before being returned to … Continue reading

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Oscar Stanage played more games at catcher for the Tigers than anyone besides Bill Freehan

Only Bill Freehan played in more games at catcher for the Detroit Tigers than Oscar Stanage, but Stanage was far from a star player. Stanage’s career OPS of .579 is better than only Fritz Buelow and Boss Schmidt among Tigers … Continue reading

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Ten former players for the Detroit Tigers lost their lives in 2019

The list of men who played for the Detroit Tigers decreased in 2019 as 10 former players passed away, with Will Brunson being the youngest at age 49 and Milt Welch the oldest at 94. Here, in chronological order, are … 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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