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The Tigers and Yankees in ’61: A Pennant Race for the Ages, the Babe’s Record Broken and Stormin’ Norman’s Greatest Season
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The Detroit Tigers gave a memorable performance in the pennant race against the New York Yankees in 1961, the American League’s first expansion season. Starting faster, the Tigers held first place for more than half the season, until the Yankees … Read More

Big Sam Thompson: Baseball’s Greatest Clutch Hitter
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Forgotten today, Sam Thompson (1860-1922) was one of the most dominant five skills players of his era. At the plate, he batted .331, was second among 19th century players in home runs, and ranks first all-time in RBI per game … Read More

In Cobb’s Shadow: The Hall of Fame Careers of Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann and Heinie Manush
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Considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Ty Cobb cast a shadow over the game with his violent behavior on the field and off. His shadow was never darker than when it fell on his teammates. Sam … Read More

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty – Charles Leerhsen
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Finally—a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, … Read More

Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes
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Baseball during the Great Depression of the 1930s galvanized communities and provided a struggling country with heroes. Jewish player Hank Greenberg gave the people of Detroit—and America—a reason to be proud. But America was facing more than economic hardship. Hitler’s … Read More

The Tigers of ’68: Baseball’s Last Real Champions (George Cantor)
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From the Publisher: They had two future Hall of Famers, the last pitcher to win thirty games, and a supporting cast of some of the most peculiar individuals ever to play in the majors. But more than that, the 1968 … Read More

The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych
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  The first biography of the eccentric pitcher, rookie All-Star starter, 70s pop icon, and first athlete on the cover of Rolling Stone Mark Fidrych exploded onto the scene in the summer of 1976 with the Detroit Tigers, capturing the … Read More

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