February 13, 2007

Check out this (mis)information

What follows is pretty interesting. Someone without a lot of baseball knowledge must have written the information because just on a 30-second glance I notice two glaring errors: 1) the Tigers are not the reigning 2006 World Series Champions, though we wish we were and 2) Sparky Anderson was a "manager" not a "coach." LINK.

Detroit Tigers Vintage World Series Films DVD

  • The team was founded in 1894.
  • The Tigers played from 1912 to 1999 in the legendary Tiger Stadium, originally Navin Field.
  • The Tigers were named after the Detroit Light Guard, a local Civil War unit.

Got get 'em, Tigers!

The reigning 2006 World Series Champions have had an incredible history. Rooted in America's Midwest, one of the few teams still in their original city, they are as American as apple pie and, well, baseball. Now, for the first time, Tigertown's three glorious post-War World Series victories have been collected in a single DVD collection.

Relive all the great memories, or discover the thrills for the first time, as you enjoy:

  • 1945: The end of World War II led to the return of many Americans to their pre-war livelihoods-including Detroit Tigers starter Virgil Trucks. Aided by Trucks, along with the 1945 American League MVP® Hal Newhouser and Hank Greenberg, the Tigers won in seven games.
  • 1968: The Tigers' 1968 season was dominated by pitching, and the World Series showcased three of the best; 30-game winner Denny McClain faced the Cardinals'® Bob Gibson in Game 1 as Gibson struck out a record seventeen Tigers. From there, Mickey Lolich took control with three complete-game wins.
  • 1984: Coach Sparky Anderson led the Tigers to a record-setting start of the 1984 season culminating with 104 regular season wins, a sweep of the ALCS®, and a World Series win. Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Kirk Gibson set the pace as the Tigers became only the third MLB® club to go wire-to-wire.

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