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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. 26: Ruppert Jones, outfielder on the 1984 Tigers

9/17/2018
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Ruppert Jones talks about his 12-year major league career, his 1984 championship season with the Tigers, and life after baseball.

Duration:00:36:04

Ep. 25: Rick Huhn, author of 'The Chalmers Race,' on Ty Cobb's controversial batting title in 1910

9/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:18

Ep. 24: Brayan Pena, catcher on the 2013 Tigers

8/31/2018
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Brayan Pena managed the Tigers West squad to the Gulf Coast League championship this week. He was the backup catcher on the 2013 Tigers.

Duration:00:33:12

Ep. 23: Brendan Donley on collecting oral histories of the 1968 World Series for his new book 'An October to Remember'

8/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:45

Ep. 22: Mitch Lutzke, author of 'The Page Fence Giants'

8/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:25

Ep. 21: Adam Darowski of HallOfStats.com on Tigers Hall of Fame snubs

6/29/2018
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Adam Darowski of HallOfStats.com and SABR presents his All-Hall-of-Fame Snub Tigers team.

Duration:00:37:18

Ep. 20: Sridhar Pappu, author of 'The Year of the Pitcher'

5/24/2018
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Sridhar Pappu talks about Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the unforgettable 1968 season

Duration:00:43:02

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. 12: Jay Jaffe, author of 'The Cooperstown Casebook'

12/4/2017
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Jay Jaffe literally wrote the book on who belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He talks about Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, and why Hall of Fame voters make mistakes.

Duration:00:35:26

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