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Tigers History Podcast – Episode #017 – Burge Carmon Smith, author of ‘The 1945 Detroit Tigers’. 48 minutes.

Burge Carmon Smith talks about Hal Newhouser, Hank Greenberg, a billy goat at Wrigley Field, and Detroit’s forgotten championship team: the 1945 Tigers.

1:57 — memories of following the Tigers in the 1940s.
3:25 — memories of going to his first Tigers game at Briggs Stadium.
6:25 — listening to Hall of Famer Harry Heilmann broadcast Tigers games on the radio.
8:41 — the challenge of fielding a major league roster during wartime, and the return of Hank Greenberg.
11:50 — How Hal Newhouser battled a heart condition in becoming baseball’s best pitcher.
15:19 — the role of manager Steve O’Neill and catcher Paul Richards in leading the 1945 team.
19:01 — the slugging prowess and personal quirks of Rudy York.
21:46 — Hank Greenberg’s heroic home run in his first game back.
24:10 — how the Tigers endured a grueling September to be in pennant position25:01.
26:29 — the dramatic top of the 9th inning in their season finale in St. Louis.
33:19 — how wartime travel restrictions affected the World Series schedule.
34:58 — the story behind the fateful billy goat at Wrigley Field.
38:27 — how the Tigers overcame the disappointment of losing Game 6 to win. Game 7
40:36 — inteviewing surviving players from the team in the early 2000s.
45:18 — how the 1945 team should be remembered.
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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.



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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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Alan Trammell, Jack Morris headline promotional slate.
Tigers giving out replica jerseys of new Hall of Famers; single-game tickets on sale Saturday.
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"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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January 23 in Tigers and mlb history:

1927: In the continuing clash between Commissioner Kenesaw Landis and American League President Ban Johnson, the AL owners are prepared to censure Johnson. But his serious health problems convince them to change their stance and Johnson is given an indefinite leave of absence instead.
Tigers President Frank Navin takes over control of the league on an interim basis and the owners adopt a resolution repudiating the charges that Johnson made against Landis.

1962: Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility.

1968: Outfielder Joe Medwick is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his brilliant 17-season career Medwick was a .324 hitter with 205 home runs and 1383 RBI. A ten-time All-Star, in 1937 he won the Triple Crown and was named the National League MVP.

1975: Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner gains election to the Hall of Fame in his final year on the ballot. Kiner hit 369 home runs over a 10-year career, leading the National League in home runs each season from 1946 to 1952. In one of the narrowest margins ever, Kiner is elected by just one vote over the 75 per cent minimum required for induction.

1975: The Detroit Tigers released Jerry DaVanon.

1979: Outfielder Willie Mays, considered one of the greatest players of all time, is elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Mays garners 409 out of 432 votes and becomes the 14th man to gain election in his first year on the ballot. Mays will officially enter the HoF on August 5th, along with Veterans Committee selections Warren Giles and Hack Wilson.

1981: The Boston Red Sox trade one-time American League MVP Fred Lynn, along with pitcher Steve Renko, to the California Angels for outfielder Joe Rudi, pitcher Frank Tanana and a minor league prospect.

1995: The Detroit Tigers signed Kevin Wickander as a free agent.

1996: The Milwaukee Brewers traded Duane Singleton to the Detroit Tigers for Henry Santos (minors).

2003: The Detroit Tigers signed Steve Avery as a free agent.

2004: The Tigers agree to sign free agent catcher Pudge Rodriguez to a four-year deal. In his 4 1/2 seasons in Detroit, Rodriguez hit .298 with 62 home runs and 300 RBIs. He went to three All-Star Games, won three Gold Gloves and helped lead the Tigers to the 2006 World Series.

2012: The Detroit Tigers signed Warwick Saupold as an amateur free agent.

2015: Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, one of the best hitting shortstops ever and the most popular player in the history of the Chicago Cubs, dies at age 83.

Tigers players and coaches birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...onahre01.shtml
Red Donahue 1906.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ullebi01.shtml
Billy Mullen 1926.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Cot_Deal
Cot Deal coach 1973-1974.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...pikech01.shtml
Charlie Spikes 1978.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...incoju01.shtml
Juan Rincon 2009.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b.../Daniel_Fields
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ieldda01.shtml
Dan Fields 2015.

Tigers players who passed away:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ichofr02.shtml
Fred Nicholson 1917.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...oljafr01.shtml
Frank Doljack 1930-1934.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Saul_Rogovin
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ogovsa01.shtml
Saul Rogovin 1949-1951.

from Baseball Reference
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"Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life". Ty Cobb.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring". Rogers Hornsby.
"From 1955 to my retirement, the best All-Around Player in the American League was Al Kaline". Mickey Mantle.
"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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