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Kari Smith

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  1. Just pining away for you. /swoon I am going to tonight's Tigers game though! ~K
  2. It's threads like this that make me miss Tigerlove -- assuming he didn't make the migration from the MLB boards?
  3. Yea! I've been waiting for @bobrob2004's analysis! That's when you know we're getting closer to Tigers Baseball! >^..^< ~K
  4. The wikipedia article on Whitaker says this: Whitaker (and other players who played during the "Today's Game" era of 1988 to the present) could've been considered by the Veterans Committee in 2018, but he was not one of the ten that made the ballot. (His old Detroit teammates, Trammell and Jack Morris, did make the ballot and both were elected.) The "Today's Game" electors will meet again in 2021 and 2023. I'm not saying it's true, though. And like anyone who grew up watching Whitaker play, there's no doubt he's among the best second basemen in MLB history. ~Kari
  5. Awesome! I thought of that too when I saw @Shelton's post.
  6. In a similar vein that I posted on the MLB boards, Nick Castellanos and Hank Greenberg are the only Tigers in history to hit 35+ doubles, 10+ triples, 25+ home runs, and 100+ RBI in a season (Nick did that last year). Yes, I realize this is cherry picking stats, but given all the great hitters in Tigers history, that's still a pretty amazing accomplishment. Nick will barely be 27 at the start of baseball next season. He can be a pillar of the team for the next five years. ~K
  7. Of course. Everything is arbitrary in the context they're presented. In this case, someone (i.e. me) is going to remember a guy slashing .300/30/100 than someone narrowly missing the mark. Specifically to 2000, I remember talk about how Juan Gonzalez's presence that year allowed Higginson to have that year and on that alone, justified Juan Gone's contract offer. I think every Tigers fan agrees that the team dodged a huge bullet. ~K
  8. I know this is from years ago, but when Bobby Higginson hit .300 with 30 HR and 100+ RBI in 2000, only three Tigers had done so in the same season: Hank Greenberg, Rudy York, and Norm Cash. Prior to Higgy, Cash was the last Tiger to do that -- in his mythical season of 1961 ~K
  9. @Mr. Bigglesworth and @Gehringer_2 are correct. Alan Trammell's 1987 season: .343/28/21 Curtis Granderson's 2007 season: .302/23/26 I remember how many in Detroit were mad that Granderson wasn't MVP in 2007 when Jimmy Rollins had a similar season in the NL and won the award. I'm still amazed with all the great Tigers in the franchise that this hasn't happened more frequently. I mean, only seven Tigers have had a season with a .300 batting average with 15+ home runs and stolen bases. ~K
  10. This is surprising to me, but only two players in Detroit Tigers history had a season in which they batted over .300 with 20+ HR and 20+ SB. Can you name them? ~K
  11. Sixxy is here! SQUEEEEEEE! I'm so glad you finally found your way back to me. XOXO ~K
  12. Darrell Evans was one! He was one of three Atlanta Braves to hit 40+ (with Davey Johnson and Hammerin' Hank) in 1973. He then led the majors in HR's with 40 in 1985. ~K
  13. According to Thompson's Wikipedia page, Jason was the 3rd Pirate* to get 100 RBI and 100 walks in the same season (1982, the year he hit 31 HRs). It's why I love statistics and trivia. You don't think of guys like Thompson, but they had great seasons (given the era they played in). ~K *There's 6 Pirates now who have had 100 RBI/100 walk seasons
  14. Looking back, I guess I was something of a tomboy growing up--I've always loved numbers. I collected baseball cards and, as an example, still remember a Jason Thompson card that mentioned how rare it was to hit 30 HR in both leagues (Thompson did it with the Tigers in '77 and the Pirates in '82). I'm sure that's not quite so rare anymore. ~K
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