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10 top moments from Al Kaline's career

@goodforball
December 18, 2021

As somebody who made his Major League debut at age 18 and won the American League batting title two years later, Al Kaline had a head start on generating career highlights. The popular Detroit Tigers right fielder, who passed away last year, overcame a deformed left foot to build a

Best Tigers of all time, by uniform number

December 1, 2021

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

The best Tigers not in the Hall of Fame

December 1, 2021

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 in 2020, but the COVID pandemic led to the postponement of the retirement ceremony. Hopefully, a

How they came to be called the Tigers

December 1, 2021

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

10 players you forgot were once Tigers

December 1, 2021

DETROIT -- The sight of longtime Twins starter and Tigers nemesis Francisco Liriano in a Detroit uniform took some getting used to. He's gone, but the Tigers' rebuilding effort has resulted in other veterans looking unfamiliar in the Old English D, from Matt Moore to Tyson Ross to Jordy Mercer.

Top 10 moments in Comerica Park history

December 1, 2021

Comerica Park has a chance to host some history during the 2022 season, as Miguel Cabrera sits just 13 hits away from 3,000. If he notches No. 3,000 at home, that moment will join the long list of memories over the ballpark’s history. Here’s one reporter’s list of the top

Tigers' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

Look out beyond the vast outfield depths of Comerica Park, and history looms. Along the brick wall separating the outfield concourse from the lower-bowl seats in left and right field, the Tigers list the names and numbers of every player whose number has been retired by the team. Many of

Here are Miggy's most memorable hits

October 20, 2021

Miguel Cabrera became the 28th member of Major League Baseball’s 500-homer club with his solo shot off Steven Matz in Toronto on Aug. 22, 2021. He’ll enter the 2022 season just 13 hits shy of becoming the 33rd player to reach 3,000. We already have a compilation of Miggy’s biggest

Miggy pop: Cabrera's 14 biggest career HRs

August 22, 2021

Miguel Cabrera sees clips of his first Major League home run and he laughs. “It was a walk-off home run. I was like 40 pounds lighter,” he said after hitting his 496th and 497th home runs on July 29. “That’s what I remember. I played left field. Every time I

The top Tigers Draft pick from every season

July 14, 2021

The Tigers found Hall of Famers Alan Trammell and Jack Morris in the MLB Draft. They found future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander there, too. The core of the team’s current young squad came out of Draft picks. They’ve also used top Draft picks on players whose names have been

Tigers no-hitter history

MLB.com looks back at every no-hitter in Tigers franchise history
May 19, 2021

Detroit Tigers pitchers have thrown eight no-hitters over the storied history of the franchise. From an ace who stamped the Tigers' rotation for the better part of 13 years in Justin Verlander to an aging pitcher who could have easily not been playing for Detroit on the day of his

Top 5 Opening Day moments for Tigers

March 31, 2021

Opening Day is always special in Detroit, where the home opener essentially qualifies as an unofficial state holiday whether you have tickets or not. For some stars, the performance makes it all the more important. Here’s one reporter’s rankings of the five best Opening Day performances in Tigers history: 1)

The 5 best seasons in Tigers history

February 22, 2021

Though the Tigers have never enjoyed a dynasty of World Series titles, they’ve had some of the most dominant single seasons in baseball history. Often, they’ve been the culmination of teams that have contended for a few years before finally breaking through. Here’s one reporter’s take on the five best

Here are Tigers' best homegrown Draft picks

February 15, 2021

The Tigers are staking their future on the highly regarded prospects they’ve drafted and developed over the past five years. If the club manages to pull off a turnaround, it wouldn’t mark the first time Detroit has taken the Draft pipeline to success. Here’s a look at the top five

What ever happened to Tiger Stadium?

February 11, 2021

Tiger Stadium bid farewell to its home team in 1999 after 88 seasons. The next chapter at Michigan and Turnbull took another decade to decide. In the end, there’s still baseball at the corner. Though the Tigers played their final game at the ballpark on Sept. 27, 1999, there were

Top 5 debut seasons in Tigers history

February 1, 2021

The Tigers have enjoyed their share of first-season sensations, sometimes from rookie phenoms, other times from big-name acquisitions. Sometimes, like with Ivan Rodriguez and Miguel Cabrera, stardom is expected upon arrival. Other times, like with Mark Fidrych, it comes seemingly out of nowhere, making the fandom even greater. With that

The history of Comerica's wide dimensions

January 28, 2021

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

5 greatest Michiganders to play for Tigers

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 greatest seasons for Tigers pitchers

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

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.