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Tigers’ Jackson Outshines Granderson In All Star Showdown

Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Brandon Inge #18 of the Oakland Athletics takes batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by J. Rogash/Getty Images)

Is Brandon Inge The Next Lou Gehrig?

The only time you would expect to see the names “Brandon Inge” and “Lou Gehrig” in the same sentence would be something to the effect that both men played Major League Baseball. And both were in the American League. But Inge now has the unlikely distinction of being the first player to have at least four rbi’s in four games during a five-game stretch since Gehrig did it way back in 1931.

05/13/2012

Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

Bye-Bye Brandon

You knew it was bound to happen eventually. The question was when. The news that the Tigers have finally released Brandon Inge comes as bittersweet to those of us who have followed his career in Detroit over the past 12 years. He has had good seasons, bad seasons, and in-between seasons for the Tigers, the only team he has played for in his Major League Career.

04/26/2012

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Miguel Cabrera #24 and Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers look on from the dugout while playing the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on April 10, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 5-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Deja Vu All Over Again: Ugly Weekend For The Tigers

Ten to Three. Ten to Four. Three to Two. And Three to Two again. Those were the numbers for the Tigers and Texas Rangers this past weekend at Comerica Park. And considering the Tigers scored only 11 runs compared to the Rangers 25, they were lucky to win even one of those games.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2012

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays

G-Money To The Rescue For The Tigers

If you heard that one of the Tigers had a homer and three hits to lead the team to a 5 to 2 victory over the Chicago White Six, your first guess might be Miguel Cabrera or Prince Fielder. Nope. How about Austin Jackson, Alex Avilla, Delmon Young, or even Ryan Raybun? Wrong again. The unlikely hitting hero for the Tigs on Sunday was Gerald Laird, getting the start at catcher to give Avilla the day off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2012

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One Down…161 To Go For The Tigers

There’s always something special about opening day in Detroit. The fans who start arriving in the middle of the night for their tailgate parties. The signs and tents popping up all over downtown. The green grass and perfectly groomed field at Comerica Park. The optimism and enthusiasm that the Tigers will win it all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2012

Lance Berkman #12 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a game-tying RBI single in the 10th inning to score Jon Jay #19 during Game Six of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rangers vs. Cardinals: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Game 6

Let’s take a behind-the-numbers look at the 2011 season’s dramatic penultimate contest.

97.1 The Ticket–10/28/2011

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates in the locker room after winning the American League Central Division in a game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

World Series Bound And Pickin’ Up Steam

1968. 1984. 2006. Those years marked very special seasons for the Detroit Tigers. Now, you can include 2011 with that list of outstanding Tiger teams.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2011

Relief pitcher Jose Valverde (File photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Put The Champagne On Ice

Get ready to pop the cork on your Dom Perignon. Better make it a Miller Lite. This is baseball, after all. And besides, who can afford a $500 bottle of champagne? The Tigers are about to celebrate their first division title since 1987.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2011

Justine Verlander gets his 20th win as Tigers beat the Twins. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

20 The Magic Number?

He did it. Justin Verlander has now won 20 games, the first Tiger pitcher to achieve that feat since Bill Gullickson did it in 1991. And tell the truth, would you have known the answer to that trivia question?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011

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