Tigers History Podcast – Episode #013 – Paul Foytack, Tigers pitcher in the 1950s & 1960s

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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.

0:49     joining Hal Newhouser on the 1953 Tigers
1:16      first impressions of Briggs/Tiger Stadium
2:00    setting a Tigers record in 1956 with 15 strikeouts in one game
2:37     giving up a 643-foot home run to Mickey Mantle at Tiger Stadium
4:20     giving up the first of Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in 1961
4:51     winning 101 games in 1961
7:02     facing Ted Williams
9:28     meeting Bing Crosby while with the Angels
11:09   pitching batting practice for the Tigers after his playing career
14:14   remembering teammate Frank Lary, who died recently

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