Ever since major league baseball was first played in Detroit in 1880, Detroit sports fans have cheered on the Detroit Wolverines, Detroit Stars, and Detroit Tigers. In this podcast we relive the greatest moments, players, and stories in Detroit baseball history. We talk about legends such as Ty Cobb, Turkey Stearnes, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Willie Horton, Lou Whitaker, and Alan Trammell, and remember the aura of Tiger Stadium. Join us for interviews with former players who wore the Old English D and authors of books about Detroit's rich baseball past.
Ep. 26: Ruppert Jones, outfielder on the 1984 Tigers
Ruppert Jones talks about his 12-year major league career, his 1984 championship season with the Tigers, and life after baseball.
Ep. 25: Rick Huhn, author of 'The Chalmers Race,' on Ty Cobb's controversial batting title in 1910
Rick Huhn tells the story of the controversial batting race between Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie in 1910 and the lasting impact it had on Major League Baseball.
Ep. 24: Brayan Pena, catcher on the 2013 Tigers
Brayan Pena managed the Tigers West squad to the Gulf Coast League championship this week. He was the backup catcher on the 2013 Tigers.
Ep. 23: Brendan Donley on collecting oral histories of the 1968 World Series for his new book 'An October to Remember'
Brendan Donley talked to over two dozen players and participants in the 1968 World Series and stitched together their oral histories for the 50th anniversary of the Tigers' unforgettable championship.
Ep. 22: Mitch Lutzke, author of 'The Page Fence Giants'
In the late 19th century, Adrian, Michigan, was home to a nationally-known team of African American All-Stars. Mitch Lutzke tells their nearly forgotten story.
Ep. 21: Adam Darowski of HallOfStats.com on Tigers Hall of Fame snubs
Adam Darowski of HallOfStats.com and SABR presents his All-Hall-of-Fame Snub Tigers team.