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November 19 in Tigers and mlb history:

1885: The Detroit Wolverines returned Dan Casey, Deacon McGuire, Mox McQuery, Stump Weidman and George Wood to league control.

1885: At a National League meeting, it is decided that the Buffalo Bisons "Big Four" (Dan Brouthers, Hardy Richardson, Jack Rowe and Deacon White) can play for the Detroit Wolverines next season.

1921: Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella is born in Philadelphia, PA. Campanella will begin his professional career in the Negro Leagues in 1937 before arriving in the major leagues in 1948 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1951: The Detroit Tigers drafted Alex Garbowski from Seattle (PCL) in the 1951 rule 5 draft.

1952: American League President Will Harridge says there will be greater fines for managers who use abusive language while arguing with umpires.

1975: By the most overwhelming margin ever, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Joe Morgan is named National League Most Valuable Player. Morgan batted .327 with 67 stolen bases and a league-leading 132 walks.

1979: The Houston Astros sign free agent pitcher Nolan Ryan. The former California Angels ace and future Hall of Fame member signs a four-year deal worth $4.5 million, making him the highest-paid player in major league history. Ryan also becomes the first player to earn a $1 million annual salary.

1986: Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt wins the National League Most Valuable Player Award, joining Stan Musial and Roy Campanella as the only three-time NL award winners. Schmidt led the NL with 37 home runs and 119 RBI.

1990: The Detroit Tigers signed Dan Gakeler as a free agent.

1997: The Detroit Tigers traded Ryan Balfe (minors), Dan Miceli and Donne Wall to the San Diego Padres for Trey Beamon and Tim Worrell.

2001: San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 30 of 32 first-place votes. Bonds, who hit .328 with an all-time record 73 home runs and 137 RBI, wins the award for an unprecedented fourth time.
Previously, he was awarded as a Pittsburgh Pirates member in 1990 and 1992 and with the Giants in 1993.
Three-time MVP Award winners include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt, all of them Hall of Famers.

2001: The Detroit Tigers signed Oscar Henriquez as a free agent.

2002: The Detroit Tigers signed Brian Schmack as a free agent.

2007: Alex Rodríguez is named American League MVP. He set the all-time major league record for home runs by a third baseman, having already held the record for homers by a shortstop.

2010: The Detroit Tigers signed Al Alburquerque as a free agent.
2010: The Detroit Tigers signed Joaquin Benoit as a free agent.

2014: The Detroit Tigers signed Xavier Avery as a free agent.

2015: OF Bryce Harper of the Nationals is a unanimous winner of the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Award after leading the major leagues in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

2016: The Detroit Tigers signed Edward Paredes as a free agent.

Tigers players birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...olesdi01.shtml
Dickie Noles 1987.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b.../Bryan_Holaday

Bryan Holaday 2012-2017.

Tigers players who passed away:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Babe_Birrer
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...irreba01.shtml
Babe Birrer 1955.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...tumpji01.shtml
Jim Stump 1957, 1959.

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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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"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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"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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"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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There are only 18 catchers in the Hall of Fame, and one of them played in the 1800s, two more played in the dead-ball era, and three played exclusively in the Negro Leagues. All told, only 12 catchers who have appeared in a major league game since the start of The Great Depression have been enshrined in Cooperstown.

Given the importance of the position — not to mention the difficulty in quantifying catcher value — those numbers are far too low.

Ted Simmons is clearly deserving, and strong arguments could also be made for perennial All-Stars such as Bill Freehan, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson, and Lance Parrish. Proponents of a small Hall may disagree, but the position is clearly underrepresented.

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J.D. Martinez led all players with a .690 slugging percentage this season. Babe Ruth‘s career slugging percentage was .690.

In 1921, Suds Sutherland pitched 58 innings for the Detroit Tigers and had a record of 6-2. As a hitter, he went 11 for 27 (.407). It was Suds’ only big-league season.

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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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"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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"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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November 20 in Tigers and mlb history:

1884: The National League agrees to allow overhand pitching, but rules that pitchers must keep both feet on the ground throughout their pitching motion in order to reduce the velocity of their pitches. They still must throw the ball at the height requested by the batter. In addition, teams are now required to supply a separate bench for each club at their park to limit inter-team fraternization.

1888: The Joint Rules Committee reduces the number of balls for a walk from five to four, establishing the four balls/three strikes count that remains in effect to this day. It also eliminates an out on a foul tip if the catcher catches it within 10 feet of home plate.

1934: 17-year-old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up one hit, a home run to Lou Gehrig, as the touring major league All-Stars win in Japan, 1 - 0. At one point, Sawamura strikes out four future Hall of Famers in a row: Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Gehrig.

1957: The Kansas City Athletics traded Billy Martin, Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan, Lou Skizas, Tim Thompson and Gus Zernial to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later, Kent Hadley, Frank House, Duke Maas, Jim Small, John Tsitouris and Bill Tuttle. The Detroit Tigers sent Jim McManus (April 3, 1958) to the Kansas City Athletics to complete the trade.

1958: The Detroit Tigers trade infielder Billy Martin and starter Al Cicotte to the Cleveland Indians for relievers Ray Narleski and Don Mossi and shortstop Ossie Alvarez.

1962: New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle collects his third American League MVP Award. Mantle, who hit .321 with 30 home runs, also led the AL in walks (122) and slugging percentage (.605).

1967: New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, who posted a 16-12 record with 170 strikeouts and 2.76 ERA, is named National League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA.

1969: San Francisco Giants first baseman Willie McCovey edges New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver as National League Most Valuable Player. McCovey hit .320 and led the league in home runs (45) and RBI (126), while Seaver posted a 2.21 ERA with 208 strikeouts and a league-leading 25 wins.

1978: Lou Whitaker is named the winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Second baseman Whitaker batted .285 with 71 runs scored and 58 RBIs for the Tiger in his first season. Teammate Alan Trammell finishes third in voting. Whitaker is the third Tiger (Kuenn and Fidrych) to be named top rookie, and the second in three years.

1985: New York Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, who hit .324 with 35 home runs and 145 RBI, easily wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award over Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett (.335, 30, 103).

1989: Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount edges Ruben Sierra of the Rangers to win his second American League MVP Award. Yount, who won the award as a shortstop in 1982, becomes only the third player to win MVP awards at two different positions, joining Hank Greenberg and Stan Musial.

1989: The Detroit Tigers signed Frank Tanana as a free agent.

1991: Jeff Kaiser of the Detroit Tigers granted free agency.

1995: The Detroit Tigers selected Micah Franklin off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1995: The Detroit Tigers selected Jeff McCurry off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1996: The Detroit Tigers signed Tim Pugh as a free agent.

1996: The Detroit Tigers released Fausto Cruz.
1996: The Detroit Tigers released Richie Lewis.
1996: The Detroit Tigers released Shannon Penn.
1996: The Detroit Tigers released Duane Singleton.
1996: The Detroit Tigers released Brian Williams.

1997: The Detroit Tigers traded Rick Greene, Mike Myers and Santiago Perez to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bryce Florie.
1997:The Detroit Tigers traded Phil Nevin and Matt Walbeck to the Anaheim Angels for Nick Skuse (minors).

2001: The Detroit Tigers released Chris Holt.
2001: The Detroit Tigers released Heath Murray.

2001: The Boston Red Sox selected Tony Clark off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

2002: The Detroit Tigers released Damian Jackson.

2003: The Detroit Tigers signed Brian Schmack as a free agent.

2008: The Detroit Tigers signed Dane Sardinha as a free agent.

2010: The Detroit Tigers signed Enrique Gonzalez as a free agent.

2012: The Detroit Tigers signed Jess Todd as a free agent.

2012: The Detroit Tigers released Ryan Raburn.

2013: In the first big trade of the off-season, the Tigers sent 1B Prince Fielder to Texas in return for 2B Ian Kinsler. Fielder has seven years left on a $214 million contract signed two years ago and his departure will allow Detroit to move two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera back to first base.

2014: The Detroit Tigers signed Joel Hanrahan as a free agent.
2014: The Detroit Tigers selected Josh Zeid off waivers from the Houston Astros.

2015: The Atlanta Braves traded Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers for Gabe Speier (minors) and Ian Krol.

Tigers players birthdays:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...owelra01.shtml
Ray Powell 1913.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...rudhau01.shtml
Augie Prudhomme 1929.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Lou_Berberet
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...erbelo01.shtml
Lou Berberet 1959-1960.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Ron_Cash
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...cashro01.shtml
Ron Cash 1973-1974.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...rdanli01.shtml
Lino Urdaneta 2004.

Tigers players who passed away:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aumapa01.shtml
Paddy Baumann 1911-1914.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aharbi01.shtml
Billy Maharg 1912.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ennele01.shtml
Les Hennessy 1913.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...cmulfr01.shtml
Fred McMullin 1914.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aisege01.shtml
George Maisel 1916.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Joe_Rogalski
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ogaljo01.shtml
Joe Rogalski 1938.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...ck_Littlefield
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ittldi01.shtml
Dick Littlefield 1952.

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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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