The history of Major League Baseball is incomplete without celebrating deserving big leaguers who were denied their chance. 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 in his new book The Page Fence Giants:
Adam Darowski of HallOfStats.com presents his All-Hall-of-Fame Snub Tigers team.
Sridhar Pappu talks about Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the Tigers’ unforgettable 1968 world championship.
Brian Martin talks about the Detroit Wolverines, the city’s first major league team, who won the National League pennant in 1887. Show Notes
Dan Dickerson talks about his memories of Tiger Stadium, and taking over for the legendary Ernie Harwell. Show Notes
Burge Carmon Smith talks about Hal Newhouser, Hank Greenberg, a billy goat at Wrigley Field, and Detroit’s forgotten champions: the 1945 Tigers. Show Notes
Charles Leerhsen talks with Nathan Bierma about changing people’s minds about Ty Cobb in his bestselling biography of the Tigers legend. Show Notes
Jon Warden talks with Nathan Bierma about being part of the Tigers’ 1968 world championship, and collecting over 1,000 autographs from former major leaguers. Show Notes
Tom Stanton talks about an unforgettable era in Detroit’s history, when a secret society terrorized Detroit just as the Tigers were winning their first World Series. Show Notes
Paul Foytack, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the 1950s and 1960s, talks with Nathan Bierma about what it was like to pitch to Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. Show Notes