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Today's Tiger birthdays

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/20): Jose Veras (35), Juan Gonzalez (46), Don Heinkel (56), Dave Collins (63), Bill Froats (85, 1 game in 1955, died 1998), Bruce Campbell (106, played for Tigers 1940-41, died 1995).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/21): Casey Fien (32), John Flaherty (48), Franklin Stubbs (55), Mark Christman (102, played for Tigers 1938-39, died 1976), Bill Lelivelt (131, played for Tigers 1909-10, died 1968).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/22): Drew VerHagen (25), Brad Thomas (38), Chick Lathers (127, played for Tigers 1910-11, died 1971).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/23): Denny Bautista (33), Dwight Lowry (58, died 1997), Jim Bunning (84), Billy Sullivan (105, played for Tigers 1940-41, died 1994).

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When Bunning went into the HOF he did it as a Phillie. If he picked Detroit I wonder if they would have retired his number. And thus had a statue. I recall when it happened that John McHale was asked if they'd retire his number and his answer was that "he went in as a Phillie." Makes me think they would have.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/24): Macay McBride (33), Rafael Belliard (54, coach 2006-2013), Dave Johnson (56, 6 games in 1993), George Bullard (87, 4 games in 1954, died 2002), Jack Russell (110, played for Tigers 1937, died 1990), Hugh High (128, played for Tigers 1913-14, died 1962), Heinie Smith (144, played for Tigers 1903, died 1939).

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As always....1000 points to anyone who produces an images of Johnson, Bullard, Russell, High, or Smith with the Tigers.

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McBride was another of DD's failed attempts to pick up a quality LH reliever. We gave up Wil Ledezma for him.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/25): Wilkin Ramirez (30), Joe Siddall (48), Al Cowens (64, died 2002).

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In terms of contributions to the Tigers, Ramirez and Siddall are on the same level. Cowens tops both combined.

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I forgot about Cowens dying so young at 50 from a heart attack.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/26): Toby Harrah (67, coach 1998 & 2012-13), Hugh Shelley (105, played for Tigers 1935, died 1978), Roy Moore (117, played for Tigers 1922-23, died 1951), Ed High (142, 4 games in 1901, died 1926), Kid Gleason (149, played for Tigers 1901-02, died 1933).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/27): Brent Clevlen (32), Jason Johnson (42), Bip Roberts (52), Bob Patrick (98, 9 total games in 1941-42, died 1999), George S. Smith (114, played for Tigers 1926-29, died 1981), Frank Okrie (119, played for Tigers 1920, died 1959), Clarence Huber (120, played for Tigers 1920-21, died 1965).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/28): Jeremy Bonderman (33), Bob Melvin (54), Liz Funk (111, played for Tigers 1930, died 1968), Johnny Neun (115, played for Tigers 1925-28, died 1990).

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Yes, his name is really "Liz Funk".

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He is 33. Born October 28, 1982. I found that surprising too...his last season as a regular was 2010, at age 28.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/29): Karim Garcia (40), Greg Gohr (48), Darrell Brown (60, played for Tigers 1981), Kip Young (61, played for Tigers 1978-79), Happy Finneran (125, 5 games in 1918, died 1942), Frank Browning (133, played for Tigers 1910, died 1948).

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He is 33. Born October 28, 1982. I found that surprising too...his last season as a regular was 2010, at age 28.

Oh, what could have been. Especially after the 2006 season he had. Darn shame, but that's just they way things work out.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/30): Jim Perry (80, played for Tigers 1973), Red Borom (100, played for Tigers 1944-45, died 2011), Clyde Manion (119, played for Tigers 1920-24, died 1967), Charlie Deal (124, played for Tigers 1912-13, died 1979).

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Jim Perry played for the Tigers? It figures that it would be 1973 when the average age on the team was about 57.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (10/29): Karim Garcia (40),

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How many times did we see him spin himself in the ground while swinging for the fences? His brief time with the Tigers is very memorable but not for the right reasons.

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How many times did we see him spin himself in the ground while swinging for the fences? His brief time with the Tigers is very memorable but not for the right reasons.

The Bambino is still playing in Mexico.

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