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Former Tigers

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Happy New Year!

05.01.2013 66 comments

Hello Friends – I hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. I’ve got a few stories of interest that I plan to post below, but first, I’d like to ask if anyone out there would like to help with the game posts this year. We could use one, maybe two more. Assuming […]

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Sparky Anderson Passes Away

04.11.2010 5 comments

My baseball consciousness arose in the mid-80′s, and Sparky was Tiger baseball.  I consider myself fortunate. I’d love for some of you to share your favorite Sparky memories.

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Ernie Harwell information

05.05.2010 11 comments

Here is a compilation of Ernie Harwell related articles, videos, and information about ceremonies and remembrances. The above picture was taken by current Tigers broadcaster and former radio partner of Harwell, Dan Dickerson shortly after the news filtered out last night.

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RIP Ernie Harwell 1918-2010

04.05.2010 24 comments

When it was announced late last summer that Ernie Harwell had cancer, everyone knew this day would be coming too soon. Sadly, it came May 4th, 2010 as William Earnest “Ernie” Harwell has passed away at the age of 92.

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Granderson’s hoops game is on

16.12.2009 4 comments

The last 2 years Curtis Granderson has put on a celebrity basketball game as a fundraiser for his Grand Kids Foundation. Even though his status as a Tiger was in flux, his commitment to the kids wasn’t and Granderson announced that he will be hosting the event again this season.

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Clearing my mind

24.06.2009 10 comments

Editors Note: Sorry for the lack of a cohesive post here. Things have been busy lately and while some of these topics might warrant a post, I know it won’t happen in a timely manner. Instead you are stuck with this concoction of stuff. The Tigers really need to make a point of announcing Alan […]

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Tigers I have known

01.06.2009 41 comments

A quick look at some former Tigers and their performances in their new homes: Gary Sheffield Sheffield is in the midst of that bounce back season that many were hoping for, and few were expecting. He has a 292/433/521 line and is walking in one out of every 5 plate appearances. And Mets fans are […]

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Mark “the bird” Fidrych is gone

13.04.2009 25 comments

Sad news from Northboro today as fabled Tigers pitcher Mark the Bird Fidrych was found dead underneath his pick-up truck. Describing Fidrych at this point is a worthwhile exercise because everybody, and I mean everybody, knows about the charismatic Tigers Rookie of the Year from 1976. Being two years old at the time, I have no recollection of the Fidrych phenomenon beyond clips and stories. What I do know is I wish I had been in Tiger Stadium one of the magical nights he was pitching.

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George Kell Passes Away

24.03.2009 9 comments

George Kell’s Hall of Fame plaque (elected, 1983) George Clyde Kell Philadelphia A.L. 1943-1946, Detroit A.L. 1946-52, Boston A.L. 1952-54, Chicago A.L. 1954-56, Baltimore A.L. 1956-57 Premier A.L. third baseman of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Solid hitter and sure-handed fielder with strong, accurate arm. Batter over .300 nine times, leading league with .343 in 1949. […]

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Winter meetings end with a bang (my head against the wall)

11.12.2008 82 comments

Things started out so promising with the acquisitions of Gerald Laird and Adam Everett. And they end so disappointingly with the loss of James Skelton and Matt Joyce. To be fair the Skelton thing was set in motion weeks ago when the Tigers chose not to protect a young athletic lefty catcher with a 416 […]

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No arbitration for Renteria

01.12.2008 40 comments

I think it is safe to call the Edgar Renteria-Jair Jurrjens/Gorkys Hernandez deal “the trade that just keeps taking.” There was hope that the Tigers could salvage a couple draft picks out of the trade, but that possibility is now gone as the team has declined to offer Renteria arbitration.

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Junkballing: Almost too much to link to

24.03.2008 4 comments

A flurry of link worthy items, plus just being behind in general leads to the mother of all link round-ups: Injuries – left handed pitcher edition Bless You Boys picked up a Buster Olney report that scouts were speculating that Dontrelle Willis may be injured. That could certainly be part of his control problems. Then […]

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