The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs

The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs

by Todd Masters


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786448203
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Series: Sport & Leisure/Baseball/Teams
Pages: 279
Sales rank: 1,021,998
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

SABR member Todd Masters has followed the Detroit Tigers for more than 40 years. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction: A Summer to Remember 5

I Ascending to the Mountaintop ... and Tumbling Back Down 9

II Dark Clouds Gather Over Sunny Skies 27

III Strike One! 42

IV The Race Begins 51

V Measuring Up to the Competition 70

VI Hitting Their Stride 89

VII Out of a Hat and into the Lineup 106

VIII Down to the Wire 129

IX Showdown in Motown 157

X California, Here We Come! 179

XI "I'm Proud of Every One of You Guys" 199

XII Extra Innings 225

XIII End of an Era 234

Appendix (Final Standings and Individual Statistics) 251

Chapter Notes 255

Bibliography 263

Index 265

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