Tigers History Podcast – Episode #025 – Rick Huhn, author of ‘The Chalmers Race,’ on Ty Cobb’s controversial batting title in 1910
Rick Huhn tells the story of the controversial 1910 batting race between Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie, and the lasting impact it had on Major League Baseball. Huhn is the author of The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became A National Obsession. Show Notes
Brayan Peña managed the Tigers West squad to the Gulf Coast League championship this week. He was the backup catcher on the 2013 Tigers.
Tigers History Podcast #023 – Brendan Donley on collecting oral histories of the 1968 World Series for ‘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 for his new book An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played
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