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Relive the greatest moments, players, and stories from Detroit baseball history, in interviews with former Tigers and authors of books about Detroit's rich baseball past.

Relive the greatest moments, players, and stories from Detroit baseball history, in interviews with former Tigers and authors of books about Detroit's rich baseball past.
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United States

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Relive the greatest moments, players, and stories from Detroit baseball history, in interviews with former Tigers and authors of books about Detroit's rich baseball past.

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English

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616-957-6020


Episodes

Ep. 19: Brian Martin, author of 'The Detroit Wolverines'

4/24/2018
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Brian Martin talks about the Detroit Wolverines, the city's first Major League Baseball team, who won the National League pennant in 1887.

Duration:00:32:50

Ep. 18: Dan Dickerson, radio voice of the Tigers

2/6/2018
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Dan Dickerson talks about his memories of Tiger Stadium, and taking over for the legendary Ernie Harwell.

Duration:00:26:46

Ep. 17: Burge Carmon Smith, author of 'The 1945 Detroit Tigers'

1/22/2018
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Burge Carmon Smith talks about Detroit's forgotten champions, the 1945 Tigers.

Duration:00:48:32

Ep. 16: Charles Leerhsen, author of 'Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty'

1/12/2018
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Charles Leerhsen talks about changing people's minds about Ty Cobb in his bestselling biography of the Tigers legend.

Duration:00:54:55

Ep. 15: Jon Warden, pitcher on the 1968 Tigers

1/8/2018
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Jon Warden, reliever on the 1968 Tigers, talks about winning a world championship 50 years ago.

Duration:01:07:35

Ep. 14: Tom Stanton, author of 'Terror in the City of Champions'

12/21/2017
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Tom Stanton talks about how a secret society terrorized the city just as the Tigers were winning their first World Series.

Duration:00:42:30

Ep. 13: Paul Foytack, Tigers pitcher in the 1950s & 1960s

12/19/2017
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Paul Foytack talks about his years with the Tigers in the 1950s and 1960s, and pitching to Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Roger Maris.

Duration:00:18:02

Ep. 11: Ken Coleman, contributor to 'Detroit 1967'

11/28/2017
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Detroit historian Ken Coleman, contributor to 'Detroit 1967,' talks about how the civil unrest of 1967 impacted the Tigers, and the Tigers' troubled record on race.

Duration:00:33:38

Ep. 10: Dan D'Addona, author of 'In Cobb's Shadow'

11/20/2017
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Dan D'Addona talks about the Hall of Fame careers of Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann, and Heinie Manush, which he chronicled in his book 'In Cobb's Shadow'

Duration:00:41:12

Ep. 9: Graham Womack on which Tigers will make the Hall of Fame

11/14/2017
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Graham Womack talks about the 2017 veterans ballot for the Hall of Fame, and the chances of Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Lou Whitaker to get their ticket to Cooperstown.

Duration:00:30:30

Ep. 8: Amber Roessner, author of 'Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, & the Sporting Press'

11/10/2017
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Amber Roessner talks about the relationship between baseball stars and journalists in the early 20th century, and how historians today evaluate the complex personality and image of Ty Cobb.

Duration:00:38:55

Ep. 7: Scott Ferkovich, editor of 'Tigers By The Tale'

10/24/2017
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Scott Ferkovich rounded up the 50 greatest games played at Detroit's historic corner for the book 'Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull.'

Duration:00:31:42

Ep. 6: Nate Robertson

10/13/2017
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Nate Robertson pitched for the Tigers from 2003-2009. He is co-owner of the Wichita Wingnuts. He talks about how the Tigers ascended from rock bottom in 2003 to make the World Series in 2006.

Duration:00:39:50

Ep. 5: Joe Cox, author of ‘Almost Perfect’

9/21/2017
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Joe Cox writes about 16 pitchers who lost a perfect game with one out to go in 'Almost Perfect: The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Pitching's Holy Grail.' We talk with him about the three Tigers and one former Tiger who suffered this fate.

Duration:00:35:00

Ep. 4: Dan Dillman, Tigers’ batboy in the 1940s

9/12/2017
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Dan Dillman worked as a batboy at Briggs (Tiger) Stadium from 1948-1950, rubbing shoulders with baseball legends in the visitors' clubhouse and dugout. He reminisces about his experiences in his book Hey Kid! A Tiger Batboy Remembers. I spoke with Dillman about his memories from his front row seat for baseball history.

Duration:00:53:52

Ep. 3: Ron Kaplan, Author of ‘Hank Greenberg in 1938’

8/30/2017
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Ron Kaplan, author of 'Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War,' talks about Hammerin' Hank's historic chase to break Babe Ruth's record for home runs in a season.

Duration:00:35:20

Ep. 2: Jake Wood, Tigers second baseman in the 1960s

8/25/2017
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Jake Wood, Tigers second baseman in the 1960s, was the first African American to come out of the Tigers' farm system and become a regular starter on the team.

Duration:00:51:30

Ep. 1: Tom Gage, author of ‘The Big 50’

8/15/2017
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Tom Gage, longtime Tigers beat writer for the Detroit News, talks about his new book, The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Detroit Tigers.

Duration:00:32:05

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