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McCann named Tigers' No. 2 catcher

James McCann will be the No. 2 catcher in Detroit, behind starter Alex Avila.
Via WholeHogSports
2 days ago

Tigers Catcher Hits Bird With Foul Ball; Bird Falls In Lady’s Lap (Video)

One spring training spectator got a less than desirable souvenir on Friday. Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann knew something was up when there was chatter around the ballpark after a seemingly harmless foul ball. What McCann didn’t know was that his foul ball hit an innocent bird. McCann fouled off a pitch against the Atlanta Braves, and the ball smoked a bird sitting...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: James McCann destroys bird with line drive during spring training

Tigers backup catcher James McCann brought back memories of Randy Johnson during this past Friday’s spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. Obviously though McCann isn’t a dominating lefty, he’s a catcher looking to earn a trip north backing up Alex Avila so the memories of the Big Unit don’t start there. They start when the rookie destroyed some poor bird in the...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers catcher James McCann destroys bird with foul ball (VIDEO)

It was 14 years ago that Randy Johnson obliterated a bird with one of his 99 mph fastballs during an MLB spring training game. On Friday, Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann did the same with one swing of the bat.  During the Tigers-Braves exhibition game yesterday, McCann launched a ball backwards over the backstop but, unfortunately, for the bird resting atop...
Via The Other Paper
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird Struck By Foul Ball Off the Bat of Tigers Catcher James McCann

Apparently bad luck on Friday the 13th doesn’t just apply to humans. During the first inning of Friday’s Tigers-Braves game, catcher James McCann (of the Tigers) struck a foul ball that hit a bird chilling on the netting. You can see video of incident via WDIV Local 4: This embed is invalid" /> If you look closely at the picture, you can see some...
Via Busted Coverage
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: McCann wins catchers' olympics

LAKELAND, Fla. -- In addition to their usual activities Sunday, the Tigers also held a new competition -- the catchers' olympics. The winner was James McCann, who fittingly was wearing a Captain America shirt under his gear. "First we blocked off a machine that was throwing right-handed sliders, there was a line we had to keep it in front of," McCann said. "Then we threw to bases...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes: McCann makes first start; Avila feeling better

DETROIT -- The day many Tigers fans have clamored for has arrived.  Rookie James McCann starts at catcher Saturday, which he found out Friday night. "Definitely nerve-wracking, but at the same time, we're on a short turnaround so I haven't had too much time to think about it," McCann said Saturday morning. "I am just trying to treat it like another game. After all it's still baseball...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers catching prospect McCann getting close at Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Detroit Tigers catching prospect James McCann is getting close to completing his minor league apprenticeship. McCann, a second-round pick three years ago out of the University of Arkansas, is batting .309 with 46 RBI for Toledo. And he's been solid defensively, too. McCann calls a good game and is second in the International League with 35 thrown out attempting to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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