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Turns out there was no truth to the rumor that Marty Kavanagh starred in the the controversial 1932 film Freaks as Schlitzie.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/14): Michael Hollimon (36), Mike Laga (58), Bill Fahey (68), Hal Manders (101, played for Tigers 1941-42 & 1946, died 2010).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/15): Mike Fiers (33), Chris Wakeland (44), Tony Clark (46), Randy Smith (55), Lance Parrish (62), Champ Summers (72, played for Tigers 1979-81, died 2012), Ben Flowers (91, 4 games in 1955, died 2009), Lou North (127, 1 game in 1913, died 1974), Heinie Beckendorf (134, played for Tigers 1909-10, died 1949).

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If Randy Smith hadn't have been a baseball executive, you would of seen him hanging around the concourse with double popped collars drinking a tall foo-foo fruity alcoholic beverage.

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On 6/15/2018 at 9:06 AM, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

If Randy Smith hadn't have been a baseball executive, you would of seen him hanging around the concourse with double popped collars drinking a tall foo-foo fruity alcoholic beverage.

With a "Hello my name is Bro" name sticker.

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13 hours ago, Casimir said:

With a "Hello my name is Bro" name sticker.

Not sure about that one - how old is "Bro"?  Yeah you're probably right, it's probably at least as old as the Die Hard movie with Samuel L. Jackson.  This much I'm sure about, the shirt would be open enough to show off the medallions and some chest hair.

More recently, did you know that he now works for the Ham Fighters?  Yeah, apparently he does.  I think that his specialty hasn't changed much though, it still pretty much consists of giving Macarena lessons to the new recruits.

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Next time you start complaining about Avila, just remind yourself he is not Randy Smith.  

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/18): None.  Not a one.  In their 118-year-existence, the Tigers have never fielded a player, coach, or manager born on June 18.

 

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13 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (6/18): None.  Not a one.  In their 118-year-existence, the Tigers have never fielded a player, coach, or manager born on June 18.

 

Another analytics department fail.

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7 hours ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (6/18): None.  Not a one.  In their 118-year-existence, the Tigers have never fielded a player, coach, or manager born on June 18.

 

You're not trying hard enough.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/19): Willis Roberts (43), Jim Slaton (68), Eddie Cicotte (137, 3 games in 1905, died 1969).

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14 hours ago, Charles Liston said:

You're not trying hard enough.

I blame Ausmus.

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Eddie Cicotte, one of the eight Black Sox.

 

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/20): Bobby Seay (40), Paul Bako (46), Charlie Grover (128, 2 games in 1913, died 1971), Jim Delahanty (137, played for Tigers 1910-12, died 1953), Win Mercer (142, played for Tigers 1902, died 1903).

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Win Mercer committed suicide at the age of 28 years. I knew something was amiss when he played for the Tigers in 1902 and died in 1903. Google the story, very sad.

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3 hours ago, Charles Liston said:

Everybody liked to goose Win Mercer in the showers, just to see that look on his face.

From Wikipedia:

According to a biography of Mercer published by SABR,[1] Mercer was a fan favorite, especially with women. He reportedly was "young and handsome with piercing dark eyes, and an outgoing personality." According to one account (Nash and Zullo, "Turnstile Turnoffs" in ‘The Baseball Hall of Shame’ (1985)), the ladies loved Mercer, and he "loved the ladies." Playing on Mercer's popularity with the ladies, Washington liked to pitch Mercer on Tuesdays and Fridays, which were designated "Ladies’ Days." One Ladies’ Day game in 1897 ended in shambles when women rioted after Umpire Bill Carpenter ejected Mercer. According to Nash and Zullo, "an army of angry females poured out of the stands. They surrounded Carpenter, shoved him to the ground and ripped his clothing. Finally, police brought the situation under control."

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5 hours ago, tiger337 said:

From Wikipedia:

According to a biography of Mercer published by SABR,[1] Mercer was a fan favorite, especially with women. He reportedly was "young and handsome with piercing dark eyes, and an outgoing personality." According to one account (Nash and Zullo, "Turnstile Turnoffs" in ‘The Baseball Hall of Shame’ (1985)), the ladies loved Mercer, and he "loved the ladies." Playing on Mercer's popularity with the ladies, Washington liked to pitch Mercer on Tuesdays and Fridays, which were designated "Ladies’ Days." One Ladies’ Day game in 1897 ended in shambles when women rioted after Umpire Bill Carpenter ejected Mercer. According to Nash and Zullo, "an army of angry females poured out of the stands. They surrounded Carpenter, shoved him to the ground and ripped his clothing. Finally, police brought the situation under control."

That's wonderful.  An 1890's Deuce.

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6 hours ago, 1776 said:

Win Mercer committed suicide at the age of 28 years. I knew something was amiss when he played for the Tigers in 1902 and died in 1903. Google the story, very sad.

I read the SABR bio - very strange.  Maybe gambling, maybe not.  No specific details about women being the cause.  It seems more likely that depression would be the reason.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/21): Jefry Marte (27), Jeff Baker (37), Sean Runyan (44), Gene Pentz (65, played for Tigers 1975), Tom Jones (144, played for Tigers 1909-10, died 1923).

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18 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (6/21):  Gene Pentz (65, played for Tigers 1975), 

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Gene was known to paint the occasional happy little tree on the dugout wall.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (6/22): Ian Kinsler (36), Esteban Yan (43), Jake Wood (81, played for Tigers 1961-67), Walt Masterson (98, played for Tigers 1956, died 2008),

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23 hours ago, Biff Mayhem said:

Gene was known to paint the occasional happy little tree on the dugout wall.

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I see you, Biffster.

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