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  • Report: Detroit Tigers set to hire former catcher Brad Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland

    11/03/2013 5:25:32 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 33 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | November 03, 2013 | Chris Iott
    Brad Ausmus has never managed in the minors or the majors. In his first year on the job, he will manage a team that is among the favorites to win the World Series. The Tigers will hire Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland as manager, according to multiple reports. Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 appears to be the first to report the news. It was later confirmed by Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com. Text messages sent to Ausmus and the Tigers late Saturday night were not immediately returned. Reports indicate that he will fly to Detroit on Sunday to finalize the deal....
  • Miguel Cabrera's Ridiculous Plate Coverage

    05/25/2013 6:26:02 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 35 replies
    Fan Graphs ^ | 5-24-13 | Drew Sheppard
    Coming off the first batting Triple Crown in 45 years, Miguel Cabrera ­is making a bid to be the first hitter to do so in consecutive seasons. He currently leads the American League in batting average (.391), RBI (55) and is one home run off the pace at 14. In a recent piece here at FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan commented on Cabrera’s impressive all fields hitting and ability to cover the full strike zone with power. I have put together some imagery to highlight this ability and show a bit of why Cabrera is such a threat.
  • Virgil Trucks, R.I.P. (baseball pitcher)

    03/24/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    Former big league pitcher Virgil Trucks passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Trucks sustained serious injuries in a fall last summer and would never fully recover. Nicknamed ‘Fire’ on account of both his name and his blazing fastball, Trucks had a stellar 17-year big league career in which he recorded 177 wins. The lion’s share of those wins came with the Detroit Tigers. Trucks made his big league debut in Detroit late in the 1941 season.
  • Giants top Tigers in 10th for World Series sweep

    10/28/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    espn ^ | 10/28/12 | espn
    DETROIT -- Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke opening the 10th. Brandon Crawford sacrificed, nearly bunting the ball past Coke. Angel Pagan struck out and Scutaro singled into short center field as Theriot slid home ahead of Austin Jackson's throw.
  • MLB 2012 World Series

    10/24/2012 3:52:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    October 24th 2012 | Cripplecreek
    Wednesday, October 24 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, October 25 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Saturday, October 27 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Sunday, October 28 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Monday, October 29 @Detroit 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Wednesday, October 31 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio Thursday, November 1 @San Francisco 8:00 PM FOX ESPN Radio
  • Yankees' Derek Jeter fractures ankle, out for the year

    10/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 85 replies
    The New York Yankees' World Series hopes may have just taken a hit, as shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle in game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Jeter suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball in the top of the 12th inning, with New York trailing 5-4. He immediately went down in pain, staying face down momentarily.
  • Reports: Delmon Young arrested in drunken, anti-Semitic clash in NYC

    04/27/2012 8:06:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2012 | Paul Walsh
    News reports out of New York and Detroit are saying that former Minnesota Twin outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in a drunken incident early Friday in Manhattan. The Detroit Free Press quoted New York City police detective Joseph Cavitolo as saying "there was an incident at the hotel [and] some anti-Semitic remarks" during a physical clash between Young and a 32-year-old man at about 2:30 a.m
  • President Obama’s $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit!

    04/09/2012 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Detroit CBS ^ | 4/8/12 | Carol Cain
    President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch. Ilitch is opening her home April 18 for the fundraiser where movers and shakers are being asked to pony up thousands to add to his re-election coffer while getting a chance to rub shoulders with the most powerful man on the planet. “I’m honored to have been asked,” by the Obama campaign to host,” Ilitch said of the event she and husband, Jim Scalici, will hold at their...
  • Hold Those Tigers

    10/16/2011 1:04:43 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 4 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 16 October 2011 | Yours Truly
    Jim Leyland was emphatic enough. Seeing Justin Verlander on the mound again this postseason was going to be the best thing, he said, because it would come in the World Series. As for the rest of the American League Championship Series, Verlander wouldn’t even be a topic. Not in the Detroit Tigers’ manager’s mind, anyway. And it proved a moot point after the game, gutsy, but gimpy Tigers took one of the worst elimination beatings in postseason history in Arlington Saturday night. If the Tigers or their minions weren’t going to see Verlander the rest of the postseason, it’s probably...
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Tigers' Verlander Throws No-Hitter against the Blue Jays.

    05/07/2011 3:57:12 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 27 replies
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    Justin Verlander throws a No-No as the Tigers beat the Jays 9-0, he gave up only 1 walk.
  • Yankees to stop hand signals after MLB inquiry

    04/03/2011 8:30:53 AM PDT · by Realman30 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 04-02-2011 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sportswriter
    NEW YORK (AP)—The New York Yankees say they are finished flashing hand signals from the stands—at least for now. General manager Brian Cashman confirmed that the team received a call Saturday from the commissioner’s office inquiring about a club employee relaying information to players after each pitch on opening day. The Daily News reported Saturday that broadcaster Keith Olbermann, a New York season-ticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
  • Sparky Anderson placed in hospice care

    11/03/2010 7:11:09 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 14 replies
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care, suffering from dementia, family members said Wednesday. Anderson, 76, managed the Cincinnati Reds to World Series wins in 1975 and 1976 guided the Detroit Tigers to a world championship in 1984. Family spokesman Dan Ewald told the Detroit Free Press Anderson was under care in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and family members wished "to express appreciation to all friends and fans for the support and kindness they have shown throughout Sparky's career and retirement." His illness is "the type of ailment...
  • A Roar for Sparky

    11/03/2010 12:23:55 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 21 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | November 3, 2010 | Yours Truly
    The nearest I ever got to Sparky Anderson in person was four years ago. At a funeral. I'm not even close to making this one up. Larry Sherry, the 1959 World Series MVP for the Los Angeles Dodgers (Anderson was once a minor league infielder in the Dodger organisation, before spending a miserable season as a good-glove-bad-bat Philadelphia Phillies infielder), had died after a long bout with cancer. I wrote a pleasant little tributary to the old righthander and, within hours of its publication, I received a pleasant communique from Sherry's son-in-law. He thanked me for the kind words and...
  • Kirk Gibson to auction off bat used to hit historic World Series homer

    10/19/2010 5:18:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Canadian Press via Google ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Bob Baum
    Proceeds from the sale of the World Series trophy and MVP award will go to the Kirk Gibson Foundation to support Michigan State athletics and to help fund partial scholarships at the two Michigan high schools where his parents taught... After going through the stuff, he decided he was ready to part with the famous home run bat, batting helmet and home and road uniforms from the 1988 World Series. The uniform he wore when he hit that home run off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley has never been washed. Why? "That's just the way it is," he said. The bat's appearance...
  • Ralph Houk, Yankees Manager, Dies at 90

    07/21/2010 9:15:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2010 | Richard Goldstein
    Ralph Houk, a third-string catcher for the Yankees who went on to win three straight American League pennants and two World Series championships in his first seasons as their manager, died Wednesday at his home in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90.
  • Mich. governor awards Galarraga 'perfect game'

    06/04/2010 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Route797 · 54 replies · 738+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6-3-2010 | Assosiated Press
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has issued a proclamation that says Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, despite an umpire's blown call.
  • Sad news: Ernie Harwell has incurable cancer

    09/04/2009 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies · 570+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 9/4/09 | Mikey_1962
    wrote yesterday about broadcasters, but I wish I didn't have to write this one: the legendary Ernie Harwell, voice of the Tigers for 42 years, has incurable cancer. Harwell is 91. The grace and strength with which he is responding to this news is staggering, but not surprising. I have had the pleasure of knowing Harwell a little bit through the years, and he is one of the finest people I have ever met in baseball. When I wrote a story about broadcasters last year, I was thrilled to receive an e-mail from Harwell telling me he liked the piece....
  • Titles are no elixir for urban problems (Detroit)

    10/23/2006 5:26:22 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 659+ views
    BaltimoreSun.com ^ | 10-23-06 | Rick Maese
    DETROIT // Next door to Comerica Park sits St. John's Episcopal Church, where an electronic sign beckons with bright orange letters, "Pray here for the Tigers." The plea should erase any doubt that religion and baseball intersect sharply in the Motor City. But the role sports plays - the role the Tigers play - can be a bit tougher to dissect.
  • Tigers Win Pennant

    10/14/2006 5:01:01 PM PDT · by madison10 · 250 replies · 6,079+ views
    Self | October 14, 2006 | Self
    Detroit Tigers Won the American League Pennant Today
  • Caption these two pictures (Tigers beat the Yankees!)

    10/07/2006 5:26:16 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 49 replies · 1,132+ views
    Screenshots of the celebrations at Tiger Stadium following their defeat of the "unbeatable" NY Yankees in the best-of-five Amercian League Division Series: Kenny Roger: "I hope I get away with this!" Michigan State Trooper: "Oh, no you don't!" Kenny Rogers: "I love you, man!" Michigan State Trooper: "Good thing you won..."