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One hundred years ago today, baseball's biggest star left a carjacker dead on the streets of the Motor City.
"In 1912 -- and you can write this down -- I killed a man in Detroit," Ty Cobb told his biographer.
It's been a century since the attack and over 50 years since Cobb told his life story to sportswriter Al Stump, and to this day, no one is 100 percent sure what happened near Tiger Stadium. Did Cobb really kill someone? Was it a story he exaggerated in his dying days? Or was it Stump that changed the tale to help book sales?
What we do know is that something did happen that day. Cobb and his wife were driving to the train depot, where he would be meeting his teammates for a trip to New York. As they drove down Trumbull Avenue, they could see the skeleton of the giant Michigan Central Station rising in the distance. Maybe they even mentioned it -- how Detroit's brand-new baseball stadium was going to joined on the skyline by the world's talle...
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It's not a secret -- the Tigers have serious issues with their bullpen. This week saw meltdowns from just about every key reliever other than Jose Valverde, and left Tigers fans hoping that Bruce Rondon -- a name they had probably never heard until this summer -- can save the day.
Valverde is never going to be Mariano Rivera and he's most likely never going to have another...
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the best choice for American League MVP.
He is the only player in the league with a distinct chance at winning the Triple Crown, and is carrying his team toward the postseason once again.
In fact, the only serious MVP challengers Cabrera has right now are Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton and Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout...
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the best choice for AL MVP. He is the only player in the league with a distinct chance at winning the Triple Crown, and is carrying his team toward the postseason once again.
In fact, the only serious MVP challengers Cabrera has right now are Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton and Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout.
The choice for the leagues...
As the Tigers gave away a series with the Rangers, some talk in Detroit is that the kids of the future should start making their way up north to Detroit. In my opinion, I say keep the kids down south.
Nick Castellanos has struggled in Double-A trying to go from third base to the outfield according to Mike Cooper of the Erie News. His .301 batting average sounds good, but he...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Even though the Tigers closed out an up and down week with two tough losses in Texas and gave … Continue reading →
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers recalled Luke Putkonen from Toledo and optioned Duane Below.
Miguel Cabrera became the first player to reach 100 RBIs this season with a run-scoring single and Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Fister (7-7) did not allow an earned run and struck out seven to win for the third time in four starts.
The Tigers overcame a bad defensive inning to end a three...
I realize this is a semi-outdated (but, is it?) low blow that isn’t quite suited for a respectable blog.
However, it is also hilarious.
61-53, 2nd place, 1 game behind CWS, .5 games behind Brandon Inge and Oakland for the WC lead (which means tied for 2nd WC spot)
Last night’s heart breaker ended on a Mike Olt single in the bottom of the 9th with two outs. Kid’s been up for less than 2 weeks. The two walks to lead off the 9th were definitely the culprit, though Leyland’s assertion that late leadoff walks have...
Russell Martin, a good baseball player having a bad year, almost poisoned the Tigers earlier this week.
Martin, the New York Yankees catcher, is hitting below .200 for the season—well below his career mark (going into this year) of .272. But despite his failure to get a hit rate of over 80 percent, Martin shot the hearts of Tigers fans into their throats on Tuesday night.
A shaky bullpen, runners left on base and a hapless offense doomed the Tigers in their 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday night.
After getting the bases loaded with one out in the top of the ninth the Tigers once again failed to get the go-ahead run across home plate as both Boesch and Peralta simply couldn’t get the job done.
In the following half inning Tigers reliever Brayan...