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The curse of jersey #19

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p.s. I saw Doyle Alexander in that list...does that not add to the curse just a little bit?

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Darnell Coles (86-87)

Doyle Alexander (87-89)

Jerry Don Gleaton (90-91)

Chad Krueter (92-94)

Joe Randa (98)

Interesting. I was going to mention Darnell Coles as another snake-bitten one.

I remember he seemed like the answer to our long-standing need for a power-hitting third baseman (after dishing HoJo for some unknown reason). I was quite bummed when he fizzled out.

Alexander and Gleaton sure had their moments.

Chad Krueter had a heck of a year in 92, as I recall.

Randa would have been a good guy to play the OF/IF role. He turned into a nice 3b for a number of years.

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From the same book, their #19 All-Star Team:

1b - John Olerud

2b - Paul Molitor (#19 in Toronto, #4 in Mil, of course)

SS - Robin Yount

3b - Mike Lowell

LF - Ducky Medwick

CF - Fred Lynn

RF - Tony Gwynn

C - Bill Freehan

PH/DH - Juan Gonzalez

UTIL - Dante Bichette

RHP - Bob Feller

LHP - Whitey Ford

RP - Dave Righetti

Seeing that would ensure I would never buy that book. Molitor didn't play second base while wearing 19 and Freehan barely had a cup of coffee wearing it. Hardly all stars for the number.

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Jacque Jones is wearing #29 jersey in Florida.

He's a blistering 1 for 19 since joining them.

The curse of Steve Foucault?

Mickey Lolich . . . Steve Foucault . . . Aurelio Lopez . . . #29 was the fat pitcher suit.

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Mickey Lolich . . . Steve Foucault . . . Aurelio Lopez . . . #29 was the fat pitcher suit.

So when they pick up Bartolo Colon.........yeah, I can see that.

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From the same book, their #19 All-Star Team:

1b - John Olerud

2b - Paul Molitor (#19 in Toronto, #4 in Mil, of course)

SS - Robin Yount

3b - Mike Lowell

LF - Ducky Medwick

CF - Fred Lynn

RF - Tony Gwynn

C - Bill Freehan

PH/DH - Juan Gonzalez

UTIL - Dante Bichette

RHP - Bob Feller

LHP - Whitey Ford

RP - Dave Righetti

I believe you are incorrect on Freehan. My memory says he was number 11. Can anyone second that?

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The only 19 that matters.

They should just retire it and say it was because of Yzerman's influence in all of Detroit, even though the only connection between the two franchises is the owner

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I believe you are incorrect on Freehan. My memory says he was number 11. Can anyone second that?

Wore it for one year when he first came up.

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Wore it for one year when he first came up.

I noticed that, too. Sorta like Al Kaline wore a number other than #6 when he first came up.

Trivia question (no peeking): What number did Al wear those first few games?

(I've memorized it because it happens to be the number later worn by my all-time favorite Tiger).

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Wore it for one year when he first came up.

He wore 19 for one year, his first year. His number was 11.

1961 Detroit Tigers 19 Undetermined - -

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Bill Freehan Stats by Baseball Almanac

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=freehbi01

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