Sridhar Pappu talks about Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the unforgettable 1968 baseball season.
Brian Martin talks about the rise and fall of the Detroit Wolverines, the city’s first Major League Baseball team, who played in the National League in the 1880s.
Dan Dickerson talks about his memories of Tiger Stadium, and taking over for the legendary Ernie Harwell.
Burge Carmon Smith talks about Hal Newhouser, Hank Greenberg, and Detroit’s forgotten championship team: the 1945 Tigers.
Charles Leerhsen talks about changing people’s minds about Ty Cobb in his bestselling biography of the Tigers legend.
Jon Warden talks about being part of the Tigers’ 1968 world championship, and collecting over 1,000 autographs from former major leaguers.
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.
Paul Foytack talks about his years with the Tigers in the 1950s and 1960s, and pitching to Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Roger Maris.
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.
Detroit historian Ken Coleman, contributor to the book ‘Detroit 1967,’ talks about what to call the civil unrest of 1967, how it impacted the Tigers, and the Tigers’ troubled record on race.
Dan D’Addona writes about the Hall of Fame careers of Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann, and Heinie Manush in his book ‘In Cobb’s Shadow.’
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.
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.
The Detroit Tigers played at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull for more than a century. Scott Ferkovich rounded up the 50 greatest games played at this historic corner for the book ‘Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1:08 – remembering Kirk Gibson’s home run in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series 6:08 – Mark Fidrych’s rookie season 11:08 – interviewing Sparky Anderson 14:38 – […]