Detroit Tigers

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season
October 24, 2012 No Comments »

If the Detroit Tigers win the World Series it will be the second time that Andy Dirks has been in the winner’s circle in the last 8 months. While most major league ballplayers were taking it easy last off-season, Dirks ... Read More »

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won

When Ty Cobb took on the New York Giants and won
October 23, 2012 No Comments »

Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb had more than his share of tussles on and off the diamond. But one of his most famous occurred in the spring of 1917 while the Tigers were playing the New York Giants in a ... Read More »

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

Used to be that every 34-38 years the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals met in the World Series. That’s how it went from 1934 to 1968, and then from 1968 to 2006. I guess we can book the 2042 ... Read More »

Only three players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only three players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 No Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leages advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. What’s a hero opportunity? It’s when a player has a chance to make history by being the hero ... Read More »

Fittingly, Tigers are first Stanley Cup team in baseball history

Fittingly, Tigers are first Stanley Cup team in baseball history
October 10, 2012 No Comments »

Hometown boy Mike Ilitch has his fingerprints all over downtown Detroit. The man who made millions upon millions as a pizza magnate and later real estate tycoon, has tried to transform the city in many ways, most visibly through sports. ... Read More »

Cabrera can match Yaz & Ted Williams with historic feat

Cabrera can match Yaz & Ted Williams with historic feat
September 21, 2012 No Comments »

“If he doesn’t get the MVP this year, it will be criminal.” Those are the words of Al Kaline, a Hall of Famer who knows a little something about baseball and what “Most Valuable” means. Who was Kaline referring to? ... Read More »

Detroit Tigers All-Time Team

Detroit Tigers All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

The Detroit Tigers dominated the American League from 1907-1909, winning three straight pennants. They have often featured a potent offensive lineup sparked by some of the best hitters in the history of the game. Tiger batters have won more batting ... Read More »

How the ’11 Tigers are like the ’80 Phillies

How the ’11 Tigers are like the ’80 Phillies
September 1, 2011 No Comments »

As the 2011 season begins to wind down, the Detroit Tigers are perched atop the American League Central division, precariously some might say. Despite the fact that the division is one of the weakest in baseball. The team seems to ... Read More »

Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb's legacy

Sportswriter forever tarnished Cobb's legacy
July 27, 2011 No Comments »

When Ty Cobb died only two men from baseball attended his funeral. Ty Cobb sharpened his spikes until they were razor sharp and hurtled himself maliciously into the legs of opposing players. Did you know that Ty Cobb killed a ... Read More »

With Avila: Father Knew Best

With Avila: Father Knew Best
June 20, 2011 No Comments »

In the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, the Detroit Tigers selected a catcher from the University of Alabama with their pick in the 5th round. That news wasn’t all that noteworthy, but the catcher sure is. The catcher was Alex ... Read More »