Fungo Flashback: Interview with Long-time Detroit Writer, George Cantor

Last week, former Detroit newspaperman and author George Cantor passed away at age 69.

In 2008, he was a guest on the podcast, talking about his latest book. You can listen to the interview here.

Welcome to The Detroit Tigers Podcast, the podcast for Tigers fans, by Tigers fans. This is Episode #52, a 37-minute podcast about the Detroit Tigers recorded live from Scottsdale, Ariz., and metro Detroit.

In this episode we’re joined by George Cantor, author of the new book, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Detroit Tigers History, published by Triumph.

George is also the author of Tigers Essential: Everything You Need to Know to be a Real Fan, available at bookstores in metro Detroit and online.

Download the audio file or grab the RSS feed here.

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Theme music for the podcast produced by Paul Minshall.


The Detroit Tigers Podcast is not affiliated in any way with the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club or Major League Baseball.

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  1. Mike, that was a very entertaining podcast with a very nice and informative man the late George Cantor. Reminiscing back to the first game both of you attended at old Briggs-Tigers Stadium brought back memories for me of my first Tigers game back at the very end of July, 1954 vs. the redsox. Summer vacation for a soon to be 7 year old and at the ballpark with my dad, I watched Kaline hit a homerun and couldn’t keep my eyes off of him in rightfield, especially with the throws back and forth between innings, before the sox batted. Even as a little boy I could “just tell” there was something so special about the skinny kid out there. Later that year we moved to boston. Needless to say I was heartbroken, leaving Detroit, but both dad and mom’s families were from Boston and Rhode Island. Things worked out as I got to see “my Tigers” every year at fenway. I was there for Kaline’s last game at fenway and he received a standing ovation from the crowd. Al got his 2,997 hit off luis tiant iirc. I will be ordering Mr. Cantor’s book this week.
    Thanks for all you do with the dailyfungotigersblog. Ron aka KalineCountry

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