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I posted this in the MLB folder but I thought if I put this here, I'd be able to find the posts quicker if I ever want to see them again. Plus I think people here would find these stories interesting. Google has all the Baseball Digest magazines on the internet. For those who have never seen the publication, I encourage you look at it. It was an awesome magazine with great stories.

Here's a story on Hal Newhouser and Dizzy Trout and their amazing trip out of the doghouse after 1944's awesome regular season. It details both pitchers' careers rather well to this point.

http://books.google.com/books?id=8LcDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA2&source=gbs_toc_pages&cad=0_1#PPA17,M1

Wish Egan is mentioned in this story.

There's a great Ty Cobb nugget after the story. I don't know how true it is, but it's pretty funny and shows a bit about Ty's competitiveness.

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I remember a thread from the MLB forum not too long ago about this. I found it in the archives (it doesn't show up on any of the three main pages in the main MLB forum anymore).

http://www.motownsports.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1727424#post1727424

Here's one that was posted in that thread:

Norm Cash article by Joe Falls - pages 21 through 27:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ky4DAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover#PPA19,M1

NormCash.jpg

Definitely a cool idea to start a thread here for the Tigers stories.

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October 1950: Hoot Evers on the cover.

'>http://books.google.com/books?id=QC4DAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PPA5,M1

May 1954: Harvey Kuenn on the cover

http://books.google.com/books?id=2zIDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PPA67,M1

January 1956: Al Kaline on the cover

http://books.google.com/books?id=ZSwDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PPA39,M1

February 1960: Harvey Kuenn on the cover because of a controversy?!?

http://books.google.com/books?id=ay8DAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PPA5,M1

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Tigersfan,

You went crazy on the links. That's cool. When I get a chance I'm going through edition by edition and linking the stories. Or at the very least I'm going to link the decent ones I think people may find interesting and I'm typing up a sheet as my index of all the Tigers articles I find.

I do a search on Detroit and Tigers through them and that does a good job of finding them all. In many of the older years it looks like it's kind of like TSN. They try to have something about every team. HG Salisiger (spelling I know that's wrong) has articles and he was one of the Detroit newspaper editors at the time.

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Tigersfan,

You went crazy on the links. That's cool.

I had some free time on Saturday. Plus it was fun! I was curious to see how many covers the Tigers appeared on -- or at least how many were available on the site.

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I bought one of the Fidrych covers a few years back for under a dollar.

Fidrych was on the cover of Rolling Stone in '76. I'd like to get a copy of that one of these days. I know that copies have popped up on eBay from time to time.

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What I found interesting is a name that I found in a good number of articles from the '60's: Bill Bryson

This is the Father of the well known (and personal favorite) travel writer, Bill Bryson (Jr.)

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The April covers in the 1970s all look so familiar to me. The April Baseball Digest used to be my baseball reference book for the year. It had the rosters with statistics and schedules for all the teams.

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I found a used book store that had a ton of them a few years ago and purchased an entire year of them. I need to go back and see if they still have the rest and just get the whole lot.

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Also a really good read. Names like Newhouser and Trout and Kell have become familiar thanks to all the Tigers history I've read over the years (and I've read as much as I can). But these old articles really bring history alive moreso than any of the books I've read. These old articles bring you so much more background info and personality info than most books (biographies of individuals excluded), which have to cover so much more ground.

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This is an article from early 1961. Looking at the Tigers 1961 media guide, it was apparent he had an off-year in 1960. Something caught my eye in this article. References to "horses" and "outside interests", which the writer gave no further info about. Maybe that stuff would've been common knowledge back then, but I have no idea what that's all about. Anyone else?

Not long ago, I came across a Kaline bio (written in the early '70s) at a Saginaw library. I haven't read it yet, and really wasn't aware that there was a book that had been done on him. It's on my 'to get' list next time I'm there. I'm curious to see how in depth that book is.

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Also a really good read. Names like Newhouser and Trout and Kell have become familiar thanks to all the Tigers history I've read over the years (and I've read as much as I can). But these old articles really bring history alive moreso than any of the books I've read. These old articles bring you so much more background info and personality info than most books (biographies of individuals excluded), which have to cover so much more ground.

100 percent true.

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This isn't necessarily Tiger-related, but there's a Detroit connection: In 1972 Joe Falls interviewed Eddie Cicotte who lived on 7 Mile Road. It's a sad story. For those who only remember Falls in his older years, after he'd lost it, here's a reminder of why he's in the Hall of Fame:

http://books.google.com/books?id=yTEDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0_0#PPA53,M1

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