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The history of Comerica's wide dimensions

@beckjason
7:28 AM EST

The Tigers have called Comerica Park their home since it opened in 2000. But some who have played there have had different names for it. Former Detroit outfielder Bobby Higginson called it Comerica National Park. Other frustrated sluggers referred to it in less friendly terms. By now, the reputation is

Top 10 moments in Comerica Park history

@beckjason
January 25, 2021

Comerica Park has a chance to host some history during the 2021 season, as Miguel Cabrera sits just 13 home runs away from 500 and 134 hits away from 3,000. If he notches them at home, those moments will join the long list of memories over the ballpark’s history. Here’s

5 greatest Michiganders to play for Tigers

@beckjason
January 21, 2021

The Tigers have been intertwined with the history of Detroit since the franchise was one of the founding members of the American League more than a century ago. That history has included more than a few players from the great state of Michigan. Five Hall of Famers were born in

Here are the 5 best games by Tigers pitchers

@beckjason
January 18, 2021

The rich history of the Tigers includes several Hall of Fame careers and countless legendary seasons. But what about great individual pitching games? The list includes several no-hitters and one would-be perfect game, but also some great outings in the clutch. Here’s one writer’s ranking of the top five single-game

How Tigers' Old English D came to be, thrive

@beckjason
January 14, 2021

The Old English D has become so iconic with the Tigers that one look at the cap instantly brings up an association with Detroit. While other sports logos and letters have been fashion trends over the years, the Old English D is not only local, but it’s often civic. However,

Tigers' best hitting performances in a game

@beckjason
January 11, 2021

The rich history of the Tigers includes several Hall of Fame hitting careers and countless legendary seasons. But what about great individual games? While the list includes familiar names, some of the best games by Tigers hitters come from players many either have forgotten or never knew in the first

The longest home runs hit at Comerica Park

@beckjason
January 7, 2021

Comerica Park is big enough all around that there are no cheap home runs. But that massive outfield makes it all the more majestic when sluggers crush tape-measure homers, making this ballpark somehow look small. Simply hitting the shrubs in straightaway center field used to be a big enough deal

Tigers' all-time roster by best season

@beckjason
January 4, 2021

The Tigers have such a rich history that they could honor an all-time team made entirely of current or future Hall of Famers. But what about an all-time team based on the best single seasons by Tigers players? Do some of the best one-year wonders beat out others whose career

Best Tigers of all time, by uniform number

@beckjason
December 28, 2020

The Tigers' home jersey is one of the most recognizable in baseball thanks to the Olde English "D" on the front. The numbers on the back might take some reminding. While the greatest Tigers of all have their numbers on the outfield wall at Comerica Park, those cover just a

How they came to be called the Tigers

@beckjason
December 21, 2020

The Detroit Tigers have been known by the same nickname since they were one of the founding members of the American League in 1901. But they weren’t always the Tigers, nor are they the only Major League team to have played in Detroit. Detroit had a National League team known

The 5 greatest seasons for Tigers pitchers

@beckjason
December 14, 2020

The Tigers have a rich history as one of the American League’s charter franchises, including four World Series titles, 11 AL pennants and five 100-win seasons. But Detroit boasts just as much individual success: 12 American League Most Valuable Players, five AL Cy Young winners and five AL Rookie of

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Tigers history

@beckjason
December 12, 2020

The Tigers are no stranger to the Rule 5 Draft. They’ve been near-annual participants in recent years, and have managed to find useful Major League players out of other teams’ farm systems as a result. This year was no different, as Detroit selected outfielder Akil Baddoo from Minnesota.

5 of Tigers' biggest Winter Meetings moves

@beckjason
December 7, 2020

The Tigers have a history of big deals at baseball’s Winter Meetings, much of it dating back to Dave Dombrowski’s 14-year tenure as team president/general manager. Few executives took better advantage of the opportunity to talk with other GMs and executives in person than Dombrowski, and his challenge of rebuilding

Best position-player seasons in Tigers history

@beckjason
November 30, 2020

The Tigers have a rich history as one of the American League’s charter franchises, including four World Series titles, 11 Fall Classic appearances and five 100-win seasons. But Detroit boasts just as much individual success: 12 AL Most Valuable Players, five AL Cy Young Award winners and five AL Rookie

'Comerica-ed': 10 longest outs at Tigers' park

@beckjason
November 21, 2020

The first impression when Comerica Park opened in 2000 was the cavernous dimensions. Back then, a home run to the left-field power alley required a 395-foot drive. The flagpole that currently sits at the back of the visiting bullpen was actually in play, requiring a 430-foot launch to reach from

The best Tigers not in the Hall of Fame

@beckjason
November 16, 2020

Much like the Baseball Hall of Fame, the outfield wall at Comerica Park remains a waiting game for Lou Whitaker. His No. 1 was supposed to be retired and displayed on the brick wall this summer, but the COVID pandemic led to the postponement of the retirement ceremony. Hopefully, a

Tigers' top general managers: Beck's take

@beckjason
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Tigers’ Top 5 managers: Beck’s take

@beckjason
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Tigers’ Top 5 relief pitchers: Beck’s take

@beckjason
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Tigers’ Top 5 left-handed starters: Beck’s take

@beckjason
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Tigers' Top 5 right-handed starters: Beck's take

@beckjason
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Maybin's unique 15-year journey with Tigers

@beckjason
May 19, 2020

The question came up almost as soon as Cameron Maybin stepped into the Tigers Spring Training clubhouse in February: Has any Tiger ever been acquired by the club three times? “I don't know, but it's something I've thought about,” Maybin said a couple months ago. “I asked guys, 'Have you

Tigers' Top 5 designated hitters: Beck's take

@beckjason
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Tigers voice Shepard shares favorite calls

@beckjason
May 12, 2020

DETROIT -- Even in a pandemic-induced lockdown, Matt Shepard is busy. The play-by-play broadcaster for Tigers games on Fox Sports Detroit has no Tigers games to call right now -- not new ones, at least. Yet his face is all over the network and its re-airing of classic Tigers games

Tigers' Top 5 right fielders: Beck's take

@beckjason
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun