The Detroit Tigers

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Fred Lieb's team history of the Detroit Tigers was originally published in 1946 as part of the celebrated series of major league team histories published by G. P. Putnam. Known for their lively prose and engaging narratives, these Putnam books have become prized collectibles among baseball readers and historians.

High or low in the standings, the Detroit Tigers have always been a fighting baseball club. From the time of Watkins's famous Detroits of the early National League, to ...

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Overview

Fred Lieb's team history of the Detroit Tigers was originally published in 1946 as part of the celebrated series of major league team histories published by G. P. Putnam. Known for their lively prose and engaging narratives, these Putnam books have become prized collectibles among baseball readers and historians.

High or low in the standings, the Detroit Tigers have always been a fighting baseball club. From the time of Watkins's famous Detroits of the early National League, to Steve O'Neill's Tiger World Champions of 1945, much happened in the early days of Detroit baseball.

The most frightening Tiger of them all was the incomparable Ty Cobb, who many argue is the sport's best player ever. And around Cobb we see the historic cast that won pennants in 1907, 1908, and 1909: Hughie Jennings, the inimitable Germany Schaefer clowning at second, Walloping Sam Crawford, the great shortstop Donie Bush, dashing George Moriarity, and the pitching titans Smiling Bill Donovan and George Mullin.

The Detroit Tigers is filled with anecdotes and intimate glimpses of the players, managers, and owners who throughout the years have made the Tigers one of the most competitive and colorful teams in baseball. The Tigers have always given the fans a great show-and they give the reader an exciting time in this reprint of Fred Lieb's The Detroit Tigers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873389587
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Writing Sports Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Tom Stanton     vii
The Mayor Introduces Big-Time Baseball     3
An Early World's Championship     9
The Detroits Become the Tigers     19
Detroit Is Back in a Major League     28
Baseball's Mr. Poker Face     38
The Tigers Survive the War     46
Bill Yawkey Comes into the Picture     55
The Player of the Century     68
"EE-Yah" Man Wins First A. L. Pennant     84
Herman Asks Herrmann a Question     94
Tigers Repeat in 1908     105
The Athletics Are Nosed Out Again     119
Babe Adams Proves a Stumbling Block     125
Ty Gets Himself an Automobile     138
A Hundred Victories and Still No Pennant     152
Ty Cobb Becomes the Boss Man     164
George Moriarty Takes Over     180
Five Dreary Years Under Bucky     188
Cochrane Works a Miracle     198
The Deans Do Things to the Tigers     203
The Year When Dreams Came True     217
Tycoon Briggs Takes Full Possession     227
The Unknown Giebell Beats Feller     241
Briggs Wins a Poker Game for Rookie Wakefield     252
Hank Bats theTigers to Two Titles     260
A Still Brighter Future     275
Index     295
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