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With Tuesday’s win over the Cleveland Indians, Tigers Manager Jim Leyland won his 1700th game as a manager sparking the discussion: Does he belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame? If he were to retire today, he would have fail to reach the average for the Hall of Fame managers in all four major categories that they are evaluated by, wins, winning percentage, World Series appearances, and World Series wins. However, if Leyland continues to manage, all the benchmarks are still within reach.
I took all the managers who are in the Hall of Fame that managed the majority of their career in the World Series era (1903-present), which only eliminated two guys, and compared them to Leyland. Also I took Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa, who are for sure first ballot Hall of Famers, but haven’t been retired long enough to qualify. Torre isn’t eligible until 2015 and LaRussa in 2016.
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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter on the planet, and quite possibly the best hitter of our generation. When he’s not hitting home runs, it appears he is scoping out the attractive girls in the stands. On Tuesday night during the Tigers game against the Cleveland Indians he got ready to toss a foul ball to a fan in the stands. A tattooed girl was...
Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer stifled the AL Central leading Indians offense in a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Backed by a two-run home run by Miguel Cabrera in the sixth-inning, Scherzer would go on to work eight-innings of one-run ball, surrendering just two hits and fanning seven batters en route to his sixth win of the season.
Scherzer remains undefeated with a 6-0 record...
Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera is on pace for perhaps a second Triple Crown. That impresses Barry Bonds, but Bonds still believes he's far better.
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Miguel Cabrera is in search of another Triple Crown with the Detroit Tigers this year, and he certainly doesn’t need any help from his opponents along the way. Cabrera has hit five home runs in his last three games and has 13 on the season. Had it not been for a little assistance from Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn, his total...
Detroit Tigers: 25-19, 2nd Place (.5 behind Cleveland)
After a brief, but lengthy (the two games took 8 hours and saw almost 800 pitches) two-game sweep of the Central-leading Indians, the Tigers return to Detroit for four with the Twins, followed by a 2-and-2 series with the surprising (and Penguins-Jersey-Wearing) Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Twins have been struggling, to put it mildly...
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Progressive Field -- Cleveland, OH
Detroit Tigers 5
Cleveland Indians 1FINAL
W: Scherzer (6-0) L: Kluber (3-3)
CLEVELAND, Ohio –
Miguel Cabrera continued his red hot hitting streak and Max Scherzer moved to 6-0 this season as the Detroit Tigers took the first of a quick 2 game series against...
CLEVELAND -- Max Scherzer took care of the Indians winning streak Tuesday night.And if there was a lingering doubt he wouldnt, which there wasnt, Miguel Cabrera made sure.Which is pretty much what a reigning MVP who is off to an incredible start does.Clevelands 5-1 loss came down to Scherzer being nearly unhittable. After giving up two hits, a hard-hit sacrifice fly and a run in...
Former outfielder and slugger Barry Bonds typically tries to stay away from the media as he has made it clear over the years that he does not enjoy talking to them. So when Bonds actually does decide to speak, it usually is something worth noting or at least being discussed. Bonds did a phone interview [...]
Justin Verlander overcame a rocky start and rain delay to get his fifth win and Miguel Cabrera hit another homer as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Wednesday night, sweeping the two-game series between the AL Central's top teams.
Verlander (5-4) was two outs from qualifying for a victory, when the game was stopped with the Tigers leading 9-5 in the fifth...
Along with the rest of Major League Baseball the Detroit Tigers unveiled the gear they will be wearing during their Memorial Day game against the Pittsburgh Pirates from Comerica Park.
The gear itself features a full on digital camo hat to go along with a home jersey that has camouflage old English D.
Major League Baseball will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale...
How red hot is Miguel Cabrera right now? Well, he turned a fly ball to the warning track Wednesday night into his fifth homer in three games, thanks to a huge assist from Cleveland’s Michael Bourn.
With the Tigers up 9-7 in the eighth inning, Cabrera smacked a high drive to deep right-center field. Bourn, though, raced back to the wall and had room to reach up and make the grab...
There would be no walk-off magic at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, but rather a tamed Tiger at the center of the diamond.
Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer silenced the red-hot Indians bats in route to a 5-1 victory over the Tribe. Having won 18 of their last 22 coming into the ballgame, Cleveland (26-18) also saw its five-game winning streak snapped, and move just one game...
Last night Miguel Cabrera got an assist from Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn. Cabrera really doesn’t need the help, but he will gladly take it when it comes to hitting a home run. After last year’s Triple Crown season Cabrera is off to an even better start this year. It is amazing to see the numbers he is putting up.
Cabrera hit a hard driven ball into center field...