On Sept. 25, 1919 – the last day of the season – the Tigers beat the Indians 9-5 in a game that took a little more than an hour.
Seven years later, that loss would cost Tris Speaker his job as Indians manager.
When Speaker came to the Indians in 1916, he was heralded as one of the best players in the major leagues, having led the Red Sox to World Series victories in 1912 and...
Speed and the Detroit Tigers have pretty much mixed like oil and water since Ty Cobb departed 88 years ago. But new starting left fielder Rajai Davis could change that.
In a trade of legendary outfielders, the Detroit Tigers send Ty Cobb to the Cleveland Naps in exchange for Elmer Flick. But Cleveland’s manager, Nap Lajoie, rejects the trade of future Hall of Famers. Flick will bat .302 this year, while Cobb will lead the American League with a .350 mark.
DETROIT -- There's a framed poster of Ty Cobb in the manager's office at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.
Cobb's in uniform and wearing sunglasses in the black-and-white portrait that has adorned the wall across from the manager's desk for decades.
Nobody's quite sure how the photo got there, but it's become a topic of conversation over the years. The poster paper is torn...