Tigers Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!


A one-stop record containing everything Tiger fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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A one-stop record containing everything Tiger fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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"It was a wonderful thing to see. The Tigers were lying dormant all those years and it took something like this unbelievable season to wake fans up, especially younger people who never experienced a winning Tigers team. They were so enthused. This is a great baseball town." That's veteran Detroit News sports journalist George Cantor on his hometown team and their breathtaking 2006 Cinderella season. Tigers Essential is designed as a brisk fan tutorial on the team that surprised the world by winning the American League Championship.
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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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Charlie Bennett's Ballpark     1
Wahoo Sam     6
Along Came Cobb     11
Eee-Yah     16
Navin Field     20
Old Slug     25
Golden Voices     29
The Silent Man     34
Hammerin' Hank     39
Black Mike and Champagne     44
Over the Roof     50
Bobo the Great     55
Prince Hal     60
Midcentury Blues     65
The Long and Short of It     70
The Kid from Baltimore     74
The Yankee Killer and Others     79
The Rock and Stormin' Norman     84
Willie and Gates     89
Going for 30     94
Christmas in October     99
Billy Ball     104
The Bird and Friends     109
Tram-aker     114
Sparky's Way     119
1984 and The Natural     124
Pizza Wars     129
Good-Bye to the Corner     134
New Century, New Home     139
Welcome to the Future     143
Answers to Trivia Questions     148
Detroit Tigers All-TimeRoster     149
Notes     167
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