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Today's Tiger birthdays (11/24): Jeimer Candelario (24), Jim Northrup (78, played for Tigers 1964-74, died 2011), Walter Wilson (104, played for Tigers 1945, died 1994), Billy Rogell (113, played for Tigers 1930-39, died 2003), Ralph Comstock (127, played for Tigers 1913, died 1966), Sam McMackin (145, 1 game in 1902, died 1903).

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On 11/23/2017 at 12:38 PM, 1776 said:

Quintin Berry was the official 2012 flash in the pan. I’ll never forget the 5-5 game.

Hey, good on the guy for staying in the game and trying to get back into the bigs.  Chase that dream while you still can.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (11/28): Nook Logan (38), Adam Bernero (41), Jeff Datz (58), Fritz Fisher (76, 1 game in 1964), Purnal Goldy (80, played for Tigers 1962-63, died 2009), Frank O'Rourke (124, played for Tigers 1924-25, died 1986).

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58 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Adam Bernero (41)

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Scouts raved about Bernero's glow about him during some performances, but he wasn't very consistent with it.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (11/29): Tony Girratano (35), Francis Beltran (38), Steve Rodriguez (47), Bob Hamelin (50), Howard Johnson (57), Bill Freehan (76), Dick McAuliffe (78, died 2016), George Thomas (80, played for Tigers 1957-58, 1961, & 1963-65), Joe Orengo (103, played for Tigers 1944, died 1988).

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I had forgotten that Tony Giarratano made it to the majors.  He was 22 years old, played part of one more year in the minors after that, and that was the end of his career.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (11/30): Mikie Mahtook (28), Mark Lewis (48), Dave Engle (61), Juan Berenguer (63), Firpo Marberry (119, played for Tigers 1933-35, died 1976).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/1): Dan Schatzeder (63, played for Tigers 1980-81), Dan Warthen (65, coach 1999-2002), Jim Ray (73, played for Tigers 1974, died 2005), George Lerchen (95, played for Tigers 1952, died 2014), Pete Wojey (98, 4 total games in 1956-57, died 1990), Ernie Alten (123, played for Tigers 1920, died 1981), Willie Mitchell (128, played for Tigers 1916-19, died 1973).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/2): Bob Jones (128, played for Tigers 1917-25, died 1964), Tom Doran (137, played for Tigers 1905, died 1910), Roscoe Miller (141, played for Tigers 1901-02, died 1913).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/3): Andy Oliver (30), Chad Durbin (40), Gary Glover (41), Delos Drake (131, played for Tigers 1911, died 1965).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/4): Angel Nesbitt (27), Pat Sheridan (60), Barbaro Garbey (61), Harvey Kuenn (87, played for Tigers 1952-59, died 1988), Allen Conkwright (121, 5 games in 1920, died 1991).

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5 hours ago, BoomGaspar said:

Pat Sheridan (60).

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They just don't make eyeglasses like they used to.

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On this day in 1951 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson passed away in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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5 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (12/6): Larry Sheets (58), Gary Ward (64).

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Teammates in 1990.  Hard to believe they could only muster 79-83 that season.  Oh, what should'of been.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/7): Kevin Hooper (41), Brian Schmack (44), Alex Johnson (75, played for Tigers 1976, died 2015), Dick Donovan (90, 2 games in 1954, died 1997), Tony Piet (111, played for Tigers 1938, died 1981).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (12/8): Robbie Weinhardt (32), Ed Brinkman (76, played for Tigers 1971-74, died 2008), Razor Ledbetter (123, 1 game in 1915, died 1969).

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24 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Razor Ledbetter (123, 1 game in 1915, died 1969).

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Razor.  That's all you need to know.

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When Larry Sheets first came up, people were thinking "you're putting that guy on a team that already has Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken?  That's not fair."  It never really happened for him though.  He had a nice age 27 year and then absolutely stunk after that, including his final year (Tigers 1990).  Part of his problem seems to have been just staying on the field, he only exceeded 400 PA's twice.

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