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Old 01-11-2018, 03:33 PM   #61851
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Bing Crosby was a partial owner of the Tigers.
The famed crooner actually owned parts of two franchises.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:38 PM   #61852
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Imagine if the Tigers signed Yu Darvish.
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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:45 PM   #61853
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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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5 Tigers players to exchange arbitration figures.
Salary figures are due to be exchanged by Friday, January 12.
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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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The Tigers and catcher James McCann have agreed to a $2.375 million salary for 2018, avoiding arbitration.

http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ss...rt_river_index
Tigers, James McCann settle on deal to avoid arbitration.
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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...ion/109373900/
Tigers sign C James McCann, avoid arbitration.
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https://www.mlb.com/tigers/news/jame...on/c-264601590
McCann, Tigers reach deal to avoid arbitration.
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Tigers, James McCann agree on 1-year contract.
McCann will make $2.3 million in 2018, his first season of arbitration.
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https://detroitsportsnation.com/detr...1-2018/101101/
Detroit Tigers agree to deal with James McCann.
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http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...r-deal-2375000
James McCann, Tigers reach 1-year deal for $2.4 million.
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McCann, 27, had his best offensive season last year, hitting .253 with a .415 slugging percentage and a .733 OPS. In the second half of the season, he hit .291, getting on base at a .345 clip with a .414 slugging percentage.
He produced a career-high in homers (13) and RBIs (49), with a 1.4 WAR according to Baseball Reference.
For his career, he's a .247 hitter with a .681 OPS.
He finished sixth in the American League throwing out 18 base stealers. His 29.6 percent caught stealing percentage ranked eighth.

Four other players remain unsigned: shortstop Jose Iglesias, third baseman Nicholas Castellanos; and relievers Alex Wilson and Shane Greene.

Players and teams formally exchange salary figures this week. If they can't agree on a compromise, an arbitrator will hear both arguments and resolve the case.

Friday is the deadline for both teams and players to submit salary numbers. According to estimates done annually by MLBTradeRumors.com, Iglesias could get awarded as much as $5.6 million, Castellanos $7.6 million, Greene $1.7 million and Wilson $2.1 million.

No Tigers player has gone before an arbitrator since 2001.
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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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Longtime MLB shortstop Jose Valentin joining Tigers as infield coordinator.
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Another former MLB infielder, Mariano Duncan, is joining the staff at Class A West Michigan.
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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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"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.
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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:24 AM   #61858
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January 12 in Tigers and mlb history:

1903: Detroit Tigers pitcher Win Mercer, winner of 15 games in 1902, commits suicide by inhaling gas in a San Francisco hotel. Mercer had recently been named the Tigers' manager.

1921: Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis takes over his new role as Commissioner of baseball. Landis, who is given wide-ranging powers, replaces the three-man National Commission that had been running the game for nearly two decades.

1924: Outfielder Bobby Veach is sold by the Detroit Tigers to the Boston Red Sox.

1946: Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams receives his discharge from the U.S. Marine Air Corps after a three-year stint serving in World War II. In spite of the long absence from competitive baseball, Williams will return to the major leagues by hitting .342 with 38 home runs and 123 RBI this season.

1972: Detroit Tigers owner John Fetzer announces that the Tigers have signed a lease to build a $126 million domed stadium along the river in downtown Detroit. The complex will seat 52,000 for baseball, and 60,000 for football. Lawsuits, a failed bond issue, and the construction of the Silverdome in nearby Pontiac will eventually kill the idea.

1972: The Detroit Tigers drafted Dan Gonzales in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).
1972: The Detroit Tigers drafted Art James in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft (January).

1982: The Detroit Tigers drafted Dana Williams in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.

1983: The Baseball Writers Association of America elects two players to the Hall of Fame: Juan Marichal, the winningest Latin American pitcher in major league history, who won 20 or more games six times and had an ERA of 2.50 or less six times, and Brooks Robinson, a winner of 16 straight Gold Gloves and hero of the 1970 World Series, who becomes the 14th player elected in his first year of eligibility.

1988: Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Stargell, leader of two World Championships in Pittsburgh and National League co-MVP in 1979 at age 39, becomes the 17th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility.
Pitcher Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for election in his 13th year on the ballot.

1991: The Detroit Tigers obtain catcher Mickey Tettleton from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Jeff Robinson.

1994: The Detroit Tigers signed Jeff Grotewold as a free agent.

1994: Steve Carlton, winner of 329 games and four Cy Young Awards, is elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA receiving almost 96% of the vote.
Orlando Cepeda falls seven votes short of the 75% required for election.

2004: The Detroit Tigers signed Jason Karnuth as a free agent.

2006: The Detroit Tigers signed Reggie Taylor as a free agent.

2009: Rickey Henderson, the all-time major league leader in stolen bases, runs and leadoff home runs, is elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot; at the time of his retirement, Henderson also held the all-time walk record.
Also elected is Jim Rice, the third player to go in on the 15th and final ballot (after Ralph Kiner and Red Ruffing)

2010: A devastating earthquake hits the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, located a few hundred miles off the coast of Florida. Major League Baseball quickly pledges $1 million to UNICEF to help with the relief effort. Teams like the New York Yankees and players such as Miguel Tejada also pledge their support. While Haiti is not a traditional source of players, unlike its neighbor to the east the Dominican Republic, there were 13 Haitian-born players in the minor leagues in 2009 and efforts are now directed to ascertain their well-being.

2017: Hamtramck’s historic Negro League ballpark in Hamtramck receives $50K grant for redevelopment.

Tigers players birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...orenle01.shtml
Lefty Lorenzen 1913.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...reedbo01.shtml
Bob Reed 1969-1970.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...rujimi01.shtml
Mike Trujillo 1988-1989.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...ntrelle_Willis
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...illido03.shtml
Dontrelle Willis 2008-2010.

Tigers players who passed away:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Win_Mercer
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ercewi01.shtml
Win Mercer 1902.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ruckan01.shtml
Andy Bruckmiller 1905.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...iddlji01.shtml
Jim Middleton 1921.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Joe_Orrell
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...rreljo01.shtml
Joe Orrell 1943-1945.

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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Old 01-12-2018, 08:26 AM   #61859
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"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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"Kaline in my book is the greatest righthanded hitter in the league". Ted Williams.
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