December 31, 2012

2012 Top 10 Stories: #1 – Miguel Cabrera’s Monster Season

How thick is the lens in a pair of Oakley sunglasses? I don’t own the instruments to determine the precise measurement but I think it’s safe to say thick enough to not only protect Miguel Cabrera‘s eye but sturdy enough to save his season, possibly his career, and almost assuredly make a Triple Crown season […]

September 8, 2011

Rolling

When Victor Martinez crushed an offering from Tony Sipp on Wednesday for a grand slam, things seemed to change for a Tigers team that is on a remarkable roll. Up to that point, I was thinking (and maybe you were too), that you could see a loss coming in the finale against the Indians. As […]

July 23, 2011

Feeling Better About Hall of Fame Weekend

Tomorrow afternoon Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Tigers fans (or at least this Tigers fan) will be thinking about Detroit players that should be enshrined in Cooperstown. Sour grapes? Of course. I do, however, feel better today after reading Christina Kahr’s list of “Stars of the Forgotten ’80s” […]

July 12, 2011

All-Star Game Notes and Non Sequiturs

Sometimes I want to rail on Major League Baseball about the lameness of so many things it does — the vapid celebrity softball game, the interminable Home Run Derby, the “this-time-it-counts” angle on the All-Star Game — but then I realize it’s probably me just getting old. The Tigers’ collection of All Stars is the largest […]

June 12, 2011

Sunday’s Tiger: Glenn Wilson

Glenn Wilson Born: December 22, 1958 in Baytown, Texas Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 190 lbs. Acquired: Drafted by the Tigers in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft. Seasons in Detroit: 2 (1982-83) Uniform Number: 12 Stats: .278 avg., 23 HR, 99 RBI, .739 OPS Twenty-seven years ago […]

January 17, 2011

Today’s Tiger: Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson Born: July 6, 1954 in Hollywood, Calif. Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 200 lb. Acquired: Drafted by the Tigers in the fourth round of the 1975 amateur draft. Seasons in Detroit: 5 (1976-80) Uniform Number: 30 Stats: .256 avg., 98 HR, 354 RBI, .779 OPS Awards: Three-time All Star (1977, […]

January 12, 2011

Hall of Fame Leftovers

So after all the Hall of Fame ballots were counted, Tigers fans could only take solace in that Jack Morris saw his percentage of votes jump to 53.5 percent. That could bode well for the future but probably not next year. Anyway, all the debates about whether Morris or Alan Trammell belong in Cooperstown got […]

January 4, 2011

Today’s Tiger: Tito Fuentes

Tito Fuentes Born: January 4, 1944 in Havana, Cuba. Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Feb. 23, 1977 Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 175 lb. Seasons in Detroit: 1 (1977) Uniform Number: 3, 44 Stats: .309 avg., 5 HR, 51 RBI, .745 OPS When the Tigers sought a player to oversee second base until Lou […]

January 4, 2011

Same Time, Next Year for Me, Morris and the Hall of Fame

It’s early January which means I have to write a post about how I’ll hold out hope that Jack Morris will be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Gobs of articles have been written in the past couple of weeks, the majority of which put The Cat squarely in the “great but not Hall-of-Fame […]

November 9, 2010

Looking Back on Tigers Gold Glove Winners

Well, no Tigers player won a Gold Glove this season, though some held out hope that Austin Jackson might’ve come away with some hardware. His day will come, I’m sure. Let’s look back at the Gold Glove winners in franchise history: 1957 Al Kaline OF 1958 Frank Bolling 2B Al Kaline OF 1959 Al Kaline […]