Today’s Tiger: Champ Summers

Champ Summers   Born: June 15, 1946 in Bremerton, Wash. Died: Oct. 11, 2012 Acquired: Traded by the Reds to the Tigers for a player to be named later on May 25, 1979. The Tigers sent Sheldon Burnside to the Reds to complete the trade October 25, 1979. Seasons in Detroit: 3 (1979-81) Bats: Left […]

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Gibby an All-Star at Last

Nice feature on Kirk Gibson in today’s Arizona Republic. He’ll be on Bruce Bochy‘s staff for the All-Star Game in Phoenix next Tuesday and it will be the first time Gibby appears at an All-Start Game in uniform. Back in 1985 and ’88, Gibson had better things to do. He politely turned down offers from […]

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Friday Freehans, Link Style

The Tigers make their first visit of the year to Chicago which typically means nothing but anguish. Not this weekend. Detroit’s recent good fortune against the Sox continues. (Right?) Here’s a terrific piece about Sparky Anderson from someone who knew him in his southern California community for 40 years. Out here in Phoenix, there’s some […]

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