Tigers History Podcast – Episode #006 – Nate Robertson

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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.

1:02    on having Tommy John surgery in college
3:26    getting called up to the 2003 Tigers in the midst of a historic losing season
6:35    playing for Alan Trammell and Jim Leyland
10:40  the birth of Gum Time
13:46   pitching under postseason pressure
17:20   the Ordonez home run and playoff electricity in Detroit
19:07   on pitching in the World Series after a long layoff
22:50   on losing to a weaker team in the World Series
27:03   observing Justin Verlander’s rookie season
28:58   the hitters who gave him the most trouble
30:50   becoming co-owner of an expansion minor league team in his hometown
36:34   hope for the Tigers in their current rebuilding phase

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