Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Detroit Tigers: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Detroit Tigers History

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Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Detroit Tigers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Tigers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the...
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Overview

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Detroit Tigers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Tigers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the impressive run to the World Series in 2006 and the clutch hitting of Kirk Gibson in 1984, as well as the horrendous years when the Tigers were in the cellar of their division and the particularly disastrous 2003 season. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600780523
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 789,839
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author


George Cantor is a retired sportswriter who has been a journalist for the Detroit Free Press and a columnist for the Detroit News. He has written numerous books, including several on Detroit sports, and teaches sportswriting at Oakland University. He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Willie Horton is a retired professional leftfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball, who primarily played with the Detroit Tigers. He made the American League All-Star team four times and won the World Series. In 2000, his number was retired in Comerica Park, where there is also a statue of him, and in 2004 the State of Michigan created “Willie Horton Day” to honor him on October 18, his birthday. He now works as a special assistant with the Tigers. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
The Good     1
Four Unforgettable Hits (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984)     1
Magglio the Magnificent (2006)     8
Wham! Here I Am (1965, 1976)     10
That's Mister Bobo to You (1940)     12
Lolich Time (1968)     16
Breaking the Barrier (1958)     18
The Bad     22
What a Catastrophe (2003)     22
Robby's Rock (1950)     25
Death of the Managers (1966)     28
Three Dinky Singles (1961)     30
Bartell Holds the Ball (1940)     33
The Ugly     37
Cochrane Goes Down (1937)     37
Rocky's Revenge (1968)     40
Umpire Problems (1972, 1984)     44
Denny Checks Out (1970)     46
Thrown Away (2006)     51
In the Clutch     55
Boss Schmidt's Collapse (1907)     55
Tanana's Gem (1987)     59
Willie's Throw (1968)     62
Giebell's Gift (1940)     65
The Soldier Returns (1945)     68
The New Shortstop (1968)     72
Numbers Don't Lie (Or Do They?)     75
Schoolboy's 16 (1934)     75
The Moose andLittle Cesar (1952, 1970)     78
No-No Times Two (1952)     82
Lord of the Triple (1903-1916)     85
30 for Denny (1968)     88
Fielder's 51 (1990)     92
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over     96
The First Great Rally (1901)     96
The Last Great Rally (1999)     99
Gates Never Waits (1968)     102
Matchick's Magic (1968)     105
Bergman's Blast (1984)     109
No Hits and a Win (1967)     112
Magic Moment (1968)     114
Wheelin' and Dealin'     118
Two Guys Named Demeter (1960, 1966)     118
Heinie and the Alexanders (1927, 1932, 1987)     121
Rogers Throws Blanks (2006)     124
Grabbing a Great 1946 (1946)     128
A Touch of Violence     133
And the Band Played On (1967)     133
Medwick's Fruit Salad (1934)     137
Diamond Mayhem (1909)     140
Disco Demolition Night (1979)     143
Just Plain Weird     147
Stealing Home (1958, 1969)     147
Very Small Ball (1951)     150
The Sunday Kid (1959)     154
Let's Play Two and a Half (1962)      156
Teammates     160
Cobb and Kaline: Fire and Ice (1905-1927, 1953-1975)     160
Diz and Hoot's Excellent Adventure (1950)     164
Around the Keystone (1977-1995)     168
Slug and Associates (1921-1927)     171
Notes     175
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