The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History

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The Detroit Tigers covers the history of major league baseball in Detroit from its beginnings in 1881 through the 2007 season. With over 500 carefully selected photographs, most of which have not been published before, William M. Anderson presents the highlights and lowlights of each season and gives a context for appreciating the Detroit careers of the players whose images grace the pages of the book.

The new edition of The Detroit Tigers begins with the historic final season ...

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Overview

The Detroit Tigers covers the history of major league baseball in Detroit from its beginnings in 1881 through the 2007 season. With over 500 carefully selected photographs, most of which have not been published before, William M. Anderson presents the highlights and lowlights of each season and gives a context for appreciating the Detroit careers of the players whose images grace the pages of the book.

The new edition of The Detroit Tigers begins with the historic final season of baseball at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull and prepares for a new century of baseball at Comerica Park, where the team has already made memories. Among the recent highlights covered in this volume are the Tigers being crowned American League champions in October 2006, Justin Verlander’s no-hitter in June 2007, and the Tigers’ historic trade in December 2007, which placed the team among the elite in baseball for the 2008 season. Anderson has traveled the county to find the most interesting and rarely seen photos for this volume, visiting all major repositories of baseball photographs as well as private collections. Presented chronologically with ample description, the photos form the core of this one-of-a-kind book.

The new edition of The Detroit Tigers also includes a foreword by current president, CEO, and general manager of the Tigers, David Dombrowski. Tigers fans old and new will appreciate the exhaustive history and striking images presented in this volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814334140
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Great Lakes Books Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 362,506
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William M. Anderson is director of the Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. He is retired from a thirty-three year career in higher education, during which he served as president of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, and West Shore Community College near Scottville, Michigan. Dr. Anderson is a widely published baseball and Civil War historian, a past president of the Historical Society of Michigan, and a past member of the Michigan Humanities Council.
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Table of Contents

Foreword David Dombrowski Dombrowski, David

1 Early Beginnings, 1881-1900 7

2 Detroit Unleashes a Tiger, 1901-1910 11

3 Cobb Dominates Baseball, 1911-1920 27

4 A Legacy of Great Hitters Continues, 1921-1930 43

5 Cochrane and an Era of Champions, 1931-1940 59

6 The War Years, 1941-1950 83

7 Too Many Big Yankees in the American League, 1951-1960 105

8 Rebuilding a World Champion, 1961-1970 127

9 Exiting Veterans and Custodians of the Cellar, 1971-1980 145

10 The Farm System Produces Another Winner, 1981-1990 161

11 A Franchise in Transition, 1991-1999 183

12 A New Beginning, 2000-2007 221

A Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame 265

Index 301

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    The BEST photo book on the Tigers - period

    This is the fourth edition of this title. Each edition includes many new photos from the Tigers glorious (and sometimes not so glorious) past. This most recent edition is certainly the best. The photos are beautiful and the coverage is comprehensive. If you can only have one Tiger book this is it. However, if you are like I am, one is never enough. Acquiring all the previous editions is well worth the effort. So many photos are changed in each new edition that they all belong on every Tiger fan's shelf. This book is the gold standard by which all other Baseball Photo Histories should be judged. Go Tigers and Go Mr. William M Anderson. I look forward to the next edition of this wonderful book.

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