Bill Freehan was considered the premier catcher in baseball until Johnny Bench came along and claimed that title. He began a run of 10 consecutive All-Star Game selections in 1964 — just three years removed from his time as a University of Michigan two-sport standout — and finished third in American League MVP voting in 1967 and second in 1968, when his Detroit Tigers won the World Series.Read more
Dan Dillman worked as a batboy at Briggs (Tiger) Stadium from 1948-1950, rubbing shoulders with baseball legends in the visitors’ clubhouse and dugout.Read more
The House of David had many of the characteristics of a typical cult: a charismatic leader, apocalyptic beliefs, communal living, and strict prohibitions on sex, alcohol, and cutting one’s hair.
But they also allowed women members to vote and hold office, ran an amusement park, sent traveling bands on the vaudeville circuit — and formed a sensational baseball team.
With their long hair and beards, the House of David players drew massive crowds as they barnstormed around the country.Read more
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By Dan Epstein in Rolling Stone: On a warm Detroit evening this past August, I found myself standing atop the[…]Read more
On August 5, 1932, in front of 8,000 fans, at Navin Field in Detroit, Tommy Bridges sat down 26 men in a row, before his bid for perfection was broken up by the 27th man he faced. The Tigers, along with their hurler were in cruise control as they entered the bottom of the ninth up 13-0 over the visiting Washington Senators.Read more
A Tiger for eight years starting in 1977, Rozema made 29 appearances (16 of them starts) in 1984 for Detroit’s World Series championship team, which is gathering for a 30th anniversary reunion Monday night before the Tigers play Oakland at Comerica Park.Read more
By Peter Wallner for MLive: Daryl Patterson thought his career as a reliever with the Detroit Tigers was going along[…]Read more
Just how good is Justin Verlander when measured against the greatest Detroit Tigers’ pitchers? If you were going to name two starting pitchers to an all-time Tiger franchise team, one would be an easy choice. Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser, a southpaw, is clearly at this point the best man ever to take the mound for the Tigers. But who is the best right-hander?Read more
Through the years, the Detroit Tigers have had some of the most daring and successful base stealers in baseball. Here’s my attempt to pick the top ten in franchise history.Read more