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On 12/9/2018 at 1:50 PM, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (12/8): Zach McAllister (31), Robbie Weinhardt (33), Ed Brinkman (78, played for Tigers 1971-74, died 2008), Razor Ledbetter (124, 1 game in 1915, died 1969).

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Now that is one intimidating SOB.    Pitchers of that era probably still have nightmares about facing him.  

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4 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

Now that is one intimidating SOB.    Pitchers of that era probably still have nightmares about facing him.  

Twice in his career Brinkman walked more than he struck out, which produced two seasons with an OPS+ of over......80.

Still, we got to the playoffs with him playing 156 games.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/15): Jim Leyland (74), Ray Herbert (89, played for Tigers 1950-51 & 1953-54), Eddie Robinson (98, played for Tigers 1957), Jay Clarke (136, 3 games in 1905, died 1949).

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Eddie Robinson is the oldest living former Tiger and the fifth oldest living former MLB player overall.

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32 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (12/15): Jim Leyland (74), Ray Herbert (89, played for Tigers 1950-51 & 1953-54), Eddie Robinson (98, played for Tigers 1957), Jay Clarke (136, 3 games in 1905, died 1949).38-238Fr.jpg.aa34d50d3644129a14318052ebf41a57.jpg

Eddie Robinson is the oldest living former Tiger and the fifth oldest living former MLB player overall.

Did he graduate with Liston?

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/16): Jason Wood (49), Billy Ripken (54), Neil Chrisley (87, played for Tigers 1959-60, died 2013), Frank Shellenback (120, coach 1946-47, died 1969).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/17): Eric Eckenstahler (42), Brandon Villafuerte (43), Rudy Pemberton (49), Curtis Pride (50).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/18): Joe Randa (49), Willie Blair (53), Les Burke (116, played for Tigers 1923-26, died 1975), Sam Barnes (119, 7 games in 1921, died 1981), Ty Cobb (132, died 1961), Clay Perry (137, 7 games in 1908, died 1954).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/20): Aubrey Huff (42), Snooks Dowd (121, 1 game in 1919, died 1962), Deacon Jones (125, played for Tigers 1916-18, died 1952), Paddy Baumann (133, played for Tigers 1911-14, died 1969).

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35 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (12/21): Andy Van Slyke (58), Elliott Maddox (71, played for Tigers 1970).

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Elliott Maddox - he was going to be so good.  Until he wasn't.

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Saturday's Tiger birthdays (12/22): Andy Allanson (57), Glenn Wilson (60), Sheldon Burnside (64, played for Tigers 1978-79), Tom Makowski (68, 3 games in 1975), Johnny Bero (96, 4 games in 1948, died 1985), Tex Erwin (133, 4 games in 1907, died 1953).

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Sunday's Tiger birthdays (12/23): Cody Ross (38), Victor Martinez (40), Jerry Manuel (65, played for Tigers 1975-76), Al Cicotte (89, played for Tigers 1958, died 1982), Doc Gessler (138, played for Tigers 1903, died 1924), Frank Owen (139, 8 games in 1901, died 1942).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/24): Andrew Romine (33), Matt Ginter (41), Larry Foster (81, 1 game in 1963), Ed McCreery (129, 3 games in 1914, died 1960).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (1/1): Lynn Jones (66, played for Tigers 1979-83), Gene Host (86, 1 game in 1956, died 1998), Earl Torgeson (95, played for Tigers 1955-57, died 1990), Hank Greenberg (108, played for Tigers 1930, 1933-41, and 1945-46, died 1986), Frank Fuller (125, played for Tigers 1915-16, died 1965), Andy Bruckmiller (137, 1 game in 1905, died 1970).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (1/2): Bill Madlock (68), Red Kress (114, played for Tigers 1939-40, died 1962), George Boehler (127, played for Tigers 1912-16, died 1958).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (1/3): Ike Brookens (70, 3 games in 1975), John Sullivan (78, played for Tigers 1963-65), Charlie Harding (128, 1 game in 1913, died 1971).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (1/4): Daniel Stumpf (28), Scott Sizemore (34), Kevin Wickander (54), Paul Gibson (59), Dennis Saunders (70, 8 games in 1970), Tito Fuentes (75, played for Tigers 1977), Don McMahon (89, played for Tigers 1968-69, died 1987), Ossie Vitt (129, played for Tigers 1912-18, died 1963).

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There are no images of Kevin Wickander (21 games in 1995) with the Tigers.

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2 hours ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (1/4): Daniel Stumpf (28), Scott Sizemore (34), Kevin Wickander (54), Paul Gibson (59), Dennis Saunders (70, 8 games in 1970), Tito Fuentes (75, played for Tigers 1977), Don McMahon (89, played for Tigers 1968-69, died 1987), Ossie Vitt (129, played for Tigers 1912-18, died 1963).

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There are no images of Kevin Wickander (21 games in 1995) with the Tigers.

No one could handle a bat like Tito Fuentes.

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Wonder if Chris Bosio sent Spider Monkey a birthday card....

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Ike's younger brother Tommy inherited all the baseball talent and good looks in the family, but Ike could open a bottle of beer with his teeth,  

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