Tigers and Their Dens

£15.95

Book Description

One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the Detroit Tigers baseball club was founded in 1894 and stands as the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. Some of the greatest in the cunning and speed and was the first to play mind games with opposing players. Mickey Cochrane showed that it was possible to be a manager and player at the same time. Hank Greenburg became one of the greatest home run hitters of all time. In the modern era, Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Mickey Lolich, Jin Northrup, Willie Horton, Kirk Gibson, Cecil Fielder, and Alan Trammell brought the best of baseball to Tigers fans everywhere. Today, all stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Johnny Peralta, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander keep the club competitive, reaching to World Series just three years ago. The Tigers and Their Dens recalls these stories and plenty more in this official history of a beloved baseball franchise.

About McCollister, John

Dr. John McCollister is an incurable baseball romantic. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he has celebrated the Pirates during their years of glory and has moaned the times they struggled for survival. He brings a contagious enthusiasm, not only for the Pirates, but also for the glory of the game as it should be played. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Todd Miller became a Tigers fan in the late 1960s while growing up in Ann Arbor listening to Ernie Harwell’s broadcasts on WJR-AM 760. He is a marketing and public relations consultant in Pittsburgh, as well as administrator of the Mayo Smith Society, the leading Tigers fan club. Todd and his wife, Elaine, are the parents of three grown sons.