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Fix Allegations Proved Speaker’s Undoing as Tribe Skipper

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...
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Finally another running man in Detroit

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.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 16, 1907

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.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Changing of the guard in Detroit

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....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians rally late, defeat Orioles 4-3 on a big comeback win

Hall of Famer Ty Cobb once said, “Speed is a great asset.” For the Indians on Wednesday, speed would prove to be a huge asset when it would matter the most. Down 3-2 in the ninth inning, the Tribe rallied back to steal a win from the Orioles with a 4-3 victory in Baltimore. While the offense would score late, the game essentially belonged to left-hander Scott Kazmir (4-4...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Yankees’ Greatest Hits: 10 Memorable Brawls

10/4/1924 | Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb (flanked by George Sisler on the left) share a more relaxed moment than they had earlier that season (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) I don’t know about you, but I’m waist-deep in the winter doldrums. Opening Day is 67 long days away and it is currently a frigid 10° outside of my apartment.  It’s about this time of year that I need...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers clinch second straight AL Central title

Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg, move over. You have company in Miguel Cabrera. When Detroit clinched the American League Central Division title with a 6-3 victory at Kansas City on Monday, Cabrera joined Cobb and Greenberg on the short list of players who have led the Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances. Cobb's Tigers lost three straight World Series, 1907 through 1909....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

One of the underrated greats: Sam Crawford

On this date in 1917, Sam Crawford, one of the underrated great players in MLB played his last game. After starting his career in 1899 with the Cincinnati Reds, he jumped over to the American League’s Detroit Tigers for the 1903 season. That was where he remained for the rest of his career, usually playing along side the great Ty Cobb in the Tiger’s OF. As a representative...
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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