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Interview With Former Tiger Joe Coleman

Interview With Former Tiger Joe Coleman

By Scott Morganroth & Current Photos by Candice Ebling Thirty five years ago, former Detroit Tigers Pitcher Joe Coleman arrived at the right time to be a late season acquisition for the Pittsburgh Pirates, just in time to earn a World Series Ring for the group known as “We Are Family.” Long before Coleman earned this piece of jewelry, he…read more →

Weird?  Strange?  Ironic?  All of the above?

Weird? Strange? Ironic? All of the above?

By Bill Axtell I always have been impressed by David Price’s poise on the baseball diamond. But after watching him patiently answer the question, “How strange is it to take to the mound while wearing a Tigers’ uniform?” about 50 times before and after his first appearance for Detroit, it appears he is pretty poised off the field, too. Now, I sympathize with…read more →

Tigers Get Stronger

Tigers Get Stronger

By: George Eichorn Let’s hand it to Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers. He pulled the trigger last week on a mammoth trade the rocked the baseball world – obtaining former Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays. Now, the Tigers truly have the best starting rotation on the planet! The Tigers’ general manager was not…read more →

In Spite of Their Best-Laid Plans…

In Spite of Their Best-Laid Plans…

By Bill Axtell of DSBA One of the most compelling stories of the 2014 season was a contender’s acquisition of one of the game’s premiere closers — a pitcher making roughly $10 million per year — only to have the whole thing blow up in his team’s face. But enough about the Oakland A’s… The Tigers, it turns out, are…read more →

No Repeat Of History at Marlins Park

No Repeat Of History at Marlins Park

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING The last time we came to the Orange Bowl Location, history was made. Henderson Alverez threw the 282nd No-Hitter in MLB History and the fifth since the Marlins were formed in 1993. This was the first no-hitter that I’ve ever seen in person. Miami swept the Detroit Tigers in this three-game series from Sept…read more →

Recap of Game 36, rendered in Topps-speak

Recap of Game 36, rendered in Topps-speak

By Bill Axtell of DSBA   Although best known as a speed merchant, Detroit Tigers’ fly-chaser Rajai Davis’ solo circuit clout provided a valuable insurance run en route to the AL Central-leading Bengals’ three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.  Davis swatted the round-tripper in the sixth stanza of his team’s 7-5 victory over the O’s, and enabled fire-balling right-hander Justin Verlander to notch the triumph, his fifth of…read more →

1st Annual Detroit Tigers Student Journalism Day Hits It Out Of the Park!

1st Annual Detroit Tigers Student Journalism Day Hits It Out Of the Park!

By Tom Skinner Sports Director-Student Broadcast Foundation Sunday, April 20, 2014 The Detroit Tigers hosted their 1st Annual Student Journalism Day, Thursday, April 17, as part of their popular “Class Outside Educational Series” and by all estimations it looked like the day was a huge success. The total number of students from high schools around the state of Michigan attending…read more →

Tigers vs. Yankees, September 20, 1934 – The oldest recorded game

Tigers vs. Yankees, September 20, 1934 – The oldest recorded game

Jhonny, We Hardly Knew Ye

Jhonny, We Hardly Knew Ye

By Bill Axtell Ask members of the baseball commentariat what comes to mind when they hear the words, “Jhonny Peralta,” and most would fire back “limited range.”   Oh, sure, a few would mention “50 game suspension.”  But I think if I had a nickel for every three-by-five note card citing the former Tiger’s legendary lack of range, I could probably…read more →

The Fister Trade

The Fister Trade

By Bill Axtell This past off-season, the Detroit Tigers made several big moves. In addition to hiring a new manager, they swapped Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers, and dispatched Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals. It is the last move that has some people in the know perplexed. They suggest the Tigers were taken. That Detroit did not get…read more →