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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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World Series hero Don Larsen, who died Wednesday at age 90, had his ups and downs against the Detroit Tigers

With the death of Don Larsen on Wednesday, there are plenty of stories out there about his perfect game in the World Series. So, here is something a little bit different for Tigers fans. Here is the story of Larsen’s … 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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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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Tigers spend $12.2 million in free agency in one day, but what did they get for it?

The Detroit Tigers created a little bit of excitement last week with the signing of free agent infielders C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop. It wasn’t the lead story on ESPN Sports Center or MLB Network, but for the Tigers, it … Continue reading

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