Episode #005 – Joe Cox, author of ‘Almost Perfect’

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.

Episode #004 – Dan Dillman, Tigers’ batboy in the 1940s

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.

Episode #001 – Tom Gage, author of ‘The Big 50’

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 – […]