97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger caught up with former Tigers prospect, Braves, Red Sox and TBS analyst John Smoltz on how he felt once he was traded for Doyle Alexander in 1987. Smoltz said it was “one of the worst days of his life.” Smoltz grew up in Michigan and was a huge Tigers fan as a kid (his dad was part of grounds crew for the Tigers when Smoltz was a kid.) And always imagined playing for his home town team. Doyle Alexander helped the Tigers clinch the division in ’87 and Smoltz went on to a wonderful career in Atlanta and Boston. Watch the video below to see Smoltz talk about the time of the trade.


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