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100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die (100 Things .... Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die)
100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things .... Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die)
by Terry Foster
Paperback from Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 1600781772

The Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied and fascinating histories in all of Major League Baseball. In its 108-year existence the team has hosted some of the best--and most notorious--players of all time, sparked riots with its 1984 World Series championship, and survived some of the most intense highs and lows of any team in professional sports. Through it all, the team's loyal and rabid fan base has supported its team in every way possible. But even the most die-hard fans don't know everything they should about their Tigers.

In 100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Terry Foster fills in the gaps with his wealth of Tigers knowledge. All of the most important Tigers players are here: Ty Cobb, Willie Horton, Curtis Granderson, and many more. Read about the rise and tragic decline of superstars Denny McLain and Ron LeFlore. Learn the significance of the numbers 6, 31, and .367; read about the many World Series, both those that ended in triumph and those that ended in defeat; and ingest scores of Tigers tales highlighting all the key events, seasons, and achievements in the team's history. This book also includes things fans should actually see and do before they join Schoolboy Rowe at the pearly gates. From the fireworks at Cheli's to attending TigerFest, fans will find a score of activities to help them celebrate their team in new and deeper ways.

 
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Detroit Tigers: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Detroit Tigers History (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) (Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Detroit Tigers: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Detroit Tigers History (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) (Good, the Bad, & the Ugly)
by George Cantor
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600780520

The Tigers have won four world championships, have had two managers die in one season, have played ball while their city rioted around them, and have played host to some of the best and worst players in Major League Baseball. From losing three World Series in a row in the early 1900s to their unlikely trip to the World Series in 2006, from Denny McLain to Magglio Ordonez, and from Boss Schmidt to Kenny Rogers, the Detroit Tigers have always been a mix of good, bad, and ugly.

Their stories are collected here in a volume that Tigers fans everywhere will be sure to enjoy.

 
The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History (Great Lakes Books Series)
The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History (Great Lakes Books Series)
by William M. Anderson
Hardcover from Wayne State Univ Pr
ISBN: 0814334148

The Detroit Tigers covers the history of major league baseball in Detroit from its beginnings in 1881 through the 2007 season. With over 500 carefully selected photographs, most of which have not been published before, William M. Anderson presents the highlights and lowlights of each season and gives a context for appreciating the Detroit careers of the players whose images grace the pages of the book.
 
101 Reasons to Love the Tigers
101 Reasons to Love the Tigers
by David Green
Hardcover from Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Eager for baseball season to begin and for the Michigan winter to thaw, a record-breaking 44,934 fans poured into Comerica Stadium for the Tigers' opening game this April. It's a trend that's building. After making it to the 2006 World Series, ticket sales have been at all-time highs, and predictions for 08 are even fiercer this season, an estimated 3 million fans will come root for the Tigers on their home turf.The Detroit Tigers have played a big role in making baseball America's pastime. It's the team of Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, and Hal Newhouser. It's the team who played at the historic Tigers Stadium for almost ninety years and whose games were called by the legendary voice of broadcaster Ernie Harwell for almost half a century. As one of the first teams in the American League and one of the few to still remain in its original city, the Tigs, win or lose, are the pride of the Motor City.


101 Reasons to Love the Tigers is a natural addition to a series that celebrates baseball's greats. Complete with photography from both today and yesteryear, this lively book pays homage to the Tigers' most memorable moments, rich traditions, and legendary players.

 
Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon
Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon
by Jim Hawkins With Foreword By Ernie Harwell
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600783147

In the Tigers' clubhouse of today, stars Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and Curtis Granderson - none of whom were even born when he played in the major leagues - respectfully address him as "Mr. Kaline." Tigers fans around the country of every generation refer to him simply as "Mr. Tiger." For more than a half century, as a superstar ballplayer, television broadcaster, and front office executive, Al Kaline has personified the Detroit Tigers like no one else - including the tempestuous Ty Cobb, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, beloved Alan Trammell, or steady George Kell - has ever done before. Now, for the first time, the life and career of this remarkable individual are presented in this compelling new biography. Learn how the skinny, shy youngster with a deformed foot and an undying love for the game went straight from high school and the sandlots of Baltimore to the big leagues where, at the age of 20, he became the youngest batting champion in baseball history. That achievement marked the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career that would carry him to 3,000 hits and a plaque on the hallowed wall at Cooperstown
 
Detroit Tigers Yesterday and Today
Detroit Tigers Yesterday & Today
by George Cantor, Foreword by Sparky Anderson
Hardcover from Publications International, Ltd.
ISBN: 1412775159

Since their inception in 1901, the Detroit Tigers have given fans many reasons to roar: 10 American League pennants, four World Series titles, and some of the greatest legends in baseball history. Detroit Tigers: Yesterday and Today tells the team s tale through compelling stories, vibrant photography, and intriguing memorabilia.
Here are some of the many memorable episodes that veteran Detroit journalist George Cantor chronicles in Detroit Tigers: Yesterday and Today:
The team s rocky introduction to the big leagues in the wake of Detroit s previous team, the Wolverines, falling apart
The 16-year reign of Ty Cobb, the ruthless legend who made many enemies but retired with more records than any man in baseball history
Power hitter Hank Greenberg s triumphant return from World War II, which led to Detroit prevailing over the Chicago Cubs in the 1945 World Series
The two-decade run of Al Kaline, who earned the nickname Mr. Tiger because of his extraordinary stats, consistency, and sportsmanship
Pitcher Denny McLain s spectacular 31-6 record in Detroit s 1968 season, which ended with a come-from-behind World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals
The remarkable rookie season of quirky pitcher Mark The Bird Fidrych, whose routine involved talking to the baseball on the mound
The phenomenal World Series-winning 1984 season, which was driven by players like Willie Hernandez, Kirk Gibson, Darrel Evans, Dave Bergman, Rusty Kuntz, Ruppert Jones, Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, and Alan Trammel
In the foreword, former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson describes the experience of sitting down with this remarkable book: Going through the history of the Detroit Tigers is like watching your six-year-old granddaughter walk through Disney World for the first time. There s something special every time you turn your head. Only a handful of teams can match the tradition of the Tigers.
 
Tigers Confidential: The Untold Inside Story of the 2008 Season
Tigers Confidential: The Untold Inside Story of the 2008 Season
by Andy Van Slyke, Jim Hawkins, Foreword by Carlos Guillen
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600781683
 
The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs
The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs
by Todd Masters
Paperback from McFarland
ISBN: 0786448202

After winning the 1968 World Series, the Detroit Tigers looked to be sliding their way into obscurity. Though they still had some marquee players, including Kaline, Cash, Lolich and Freehan, the dynastic Baltimore Orioles seemed to have passed them by. But then in a move that seemed to stoke the competitive fires of the team, Detroit hired manager Billy Martin, the star second baseman on Yankees teams that won five World Series and whose managerial debut in 1969 ended in the league championship series. Told against the backdrop of a momentous summer in American history, this is the story of a great team's last hurrah.
 
The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
by Tom Stanton
Paperback from St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312291566
Maybe your dad took you to ball games at Fenway, Wrigley, or Ebbets. Maybe the two of you watched broadcasts from Yankee Stadium or Candlestick Park, or listened as Red Barber or Vin Scully called the plays on radio. Or maybe he coached your team or just played catch with you in the yard. Chances are good that if you're a baseball fan, your dad had something to do with it--and your thoughts of the sport evoke thoughts of him. If so, you will treasure The Final Season, a poignant true story about baseball and heroes, family and forgiveness, doubts and dreams, and a place that brings them all together.
Growing up in the 60s and 70s, Tom Stanton lived for his Detroit Tigers. When Tiger Stadium began its 88th and final season, he vowed to attend all 81 home games in order to explore his attachment to the place where four generations of his family have shared baseball. Join him as he encounters idols, conjures decades past, and discovers the mysteries of a park where Cobb and Ruth played. Come along and sit beside Al Kaline on the dugout bench, eat popcorn with Elmore Leonard, hear Alice Cooper's confessions, soak up the warmth of Ernie Harwell, see McGwire and Ripken up close, and meet Chicken Legs Rau, Bleacher Pete, Al the Usher, and a parade of fans who are anything but ordinary. By the autumn of his odyssey, Stanton comes to realize that his anguish isn't just about the loss of a beloved ballpark but about his dad's mortality, for at the heart of this story is the love between fathers and sons--a theme that resonates with baseball fans of all ages."Where there are ballparks," writes Tom Stanton in The Final Season, his wistful meditation on baseball and family, "there are memories ... I could never go to Tiger Stadium without feeling the ghosts of history about me...." In 1999, the season of that noble ballpark's last stand, Stanton set out to make peace with those ghosts by attending all 81 Tiger home games. He wasn't sure what he was looking for when he started, but what he finds in the end is much more personal than anything he sees between the foul lines.

Conceived as a game-by-game journal, The Final Season is filled with baseball. Stanton steps up with graceful musings on the game, the park, the Tigers and their history, and, most spiritedly, a pair of living legends--former right fielder Al Kaline and announcer Ernie Harwell. But it's Stanton's thoughts about family--his own family and how the game and the ballpark have connected generations--that truly resonate. In his prose, this lovely old rust bucket of a ballpark, this repository of so many memories, becomes metaphor.

Fittingly, Stanton takes his father to the final game. "I've noticed something today," he writes of the experience. "It's not the seventy- and eighty-year-old men who are wiping their eyes. It's the generation that came after them. And we're hurting not only for the loss of this beautiful place, but for the loss of our fathers and grandfathers--belatedly or prematurely. The closing of this park forces us to confront their mortality, and when we confront their mortality we must confront our own.... A little bit of us dies when something like this, something so tied to our lives, disappears." --Jeff Silverman

 
Few and Chosen: Defining Tigers Greatness Across the Eras
Few and Chosen: Defining Tigers Greatness Across the Eras
by Lance Parrish, Phil Pepe
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600782868

Few teams in major league baseball can match the pantheon of stars that played for the Detroit Tigers. From Ty Cobb to Harry Heilmann, Charlie Gehringer to Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline to George Kell, and Willie Horton to Alan Trammel, Tigers' players have won 22 batting championships, 11 home-run crowns, 19 RBI titles, nine MVP trophies, and three Cy young awards in the team's illustrious, 100-plus-year history. Now Parrish selects the top five Tigers of all time at each position and ranks them 1-5. Fans may disagree, but they are certain to find his choices interesting, his reasoning for the selections fascinating, and the anecdotes he draws from his years as a Tiger amusing and entertaining.
 
Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan
Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan
by Peter Morris
Paperback from University of Michigan Press
 
Baseball In Detroit
by David Lee Poremba
Paperback from Arcadia Tempus Publishing Group, Inc.

 
The Detroit Tigers Encyclopedia (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
The Detroit Tigers Encyclopedia (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
by Jim Hawkins, Dan Ewald, George Van Dusen
Book Description
The Detroit Tigers are one of Major League Baseball's most venerable franchises. From its 1880s roots with the World Champion Detroit Wolverines of the National League, to its new millennial stadium, The Detroit Tigers Encyclopedia chronicles the team's history on the field, in the dugout, in the broadcast booth, and in the executive suite. The book begins with a tour of old Tiger Stadium, rich in memories dating back to the early part of the twentieth century. The franchise's new home, Comerica Park, a field with modern conveniences and entertainment, evokes cherished memories as well as a look to the future. With a history spanning the entire century, the Tigers franchise has been at the heart and soul of Detroit and the growth of professional baseball. More than 100 of the team's greatest and most colorful players are profiled in a separate chapter and throughout the encyclopedia. The appendix of the book includes the most comprehensive statistical history of the Tigers ever published.
Hardcover from Sports Publishing
 
The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers' History (Great Lakes Books)
by William M. Anderson
(Hardcover)

Detroit Tigers: Club and Community: Club and Community, 1945-1995
by Patrick J. Harrigan, Partrick Harrigan
(Paperback)
 

Ernie Harwell : Stories From My Life in Baseball
Ernie Harwell : Stories From My Life in Baseball
by Ernie Harwell
Paperback from Detroit Free Press
 
Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life
Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life
by Hank Greenberg, Ira Berkow
Hardcover from Benchmark Press
 
The Tigers of 68: Baseballs Last Real Champions (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
The Tigers of '68: Baseball's Last Real Champions (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
by George Cantor
Hardcover from Taylor Trade Publishing
 
Home Sweet Home: Memories of Tiger Stadium
by Detroit News
(Paperback)
 
They Earned Their Stripes : The Detroit Tigers All Time Team
They Earned Their Stripes : The Detroit Tigers' All Time Team
by The Detroit News
Hardcover from Sports Masters
 
A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium (Great Lakes Books)
A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium (Great Lakes Books)
by Richard Bak
Hardcover from Wayne State University Press
 
Wire to Wire: Inside the 1984 Detroit Tigers Championship Season
Wire to Wire: Inside the 1984 Detroit Tigers Championship Season
by George Cantor
Hardcover from Triumph Books
 
Tyrus: An American Legend
Tyrus: An American Legend
by Patrick Creevy
Hardcover from Forge
 

 
 
 
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