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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/3): Del Baker (126, played for Tigers 1914-16, manager 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938-42, coach 1933-38, died 1973).

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Del Baker got his start by winning the grand prize in a manager look-a-like contest sponsored by Look magazine.  He got to travel with his favorite major league team for two weeks and manage a low end industrial league team for a season.

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50 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

 

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Hmmmm.....  Seems like he might be compensating for something.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/4): Brian Maxcy (47), Rick Leach (61, played for Tigers 1981-83), Howie Koplitz (80, played for Tigers 1961-62, died 2012), John Tsitouris (82, 2 games in 1957, died 2015).

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Brian Maxcy is wearing one of those stupid hats.  And look at the D on Howie Koplitz' hat.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/5): Juan Acevedo (48), Ramon Pena (56), Dave Gumpert (60, played for Tigers 1982-83), Ron Oester (62, coach 1996), Don Buddin (84, played for Tigers 1962, died 2011), Henri Rondeau (131, played for Tigers 1913, died 1943).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/6): Jose Alvarez (29), Phil Clark (50), Tom Bolton (56), Dick Wakefield (97, played for Tigers 1941, 1943-44, & 1946-49, died 1985), Al Wingo (120, played for Tigers 1924-28, died 1964).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/7): Allan Travers (126, 1 game in 1912, died 1968).

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Allan Travers pitched in 1 game for the 1912 Tigers, taking the mound on May 18 while the regular Tigers roster was on strike protesting the suspension of Ty Cobb.  He pitched the entire game, surrendering 26 hits and 24 runs, although owing to the fact that his defense was comprised entirely of other non-professional “baseball players”, only 14 of the runs were earned – still a total high enough to set a still-standing major league record for most earned runs given up in a single game.  His career stats include a record of 0-1, an ERA of 15.75, 50 batters faced, and, incredibly, one strikeout. Travers volunteered to pitch upon learning that the pitcher would be paid $30, as compared to the $25 offered to position players. Later in his life, Travers became a Catholic priest, making him the only ordained priest in MLB history.  Needless to say, Travers did not appear in the majors with any other team.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/8): Alfredo Simon (37), John Skopec (138, 6 games in 1903, died 1912).

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1 hour ago, BoomGaspar said:

Alfredo Simon (37)

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Blankity blanking blank blank trade.

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/9): Ian Krol (27), Daniel Schlereth (32), Prince Fielder (34), Ron Jackson (65, played for Tigers 1981), Tom Yewcic (86, 1 game in 1957), Lew Drill (141, played for Tigers 1904-05, died 1969).

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day's Tiger birthdays (5/10): Jacoby Jones (26), Brayan Villareal (31), Matt Tuiasosopo (32), Luke Putkonen (32), Edward Mujica (34), Marino Santana (46), John Cummings (49), Tim Hosley (71, 14 total games in 1970-71, died 2014), Ed Barrow (150, manager 1903-04, died 1953).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/14): Efren Navarro (32), Les Moss (93, manager 1979, died 2012).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/15): Jim Adduci (33), Jason Karnuth (42), AJ Hinch (44).

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/16): Doug Brocail (51), Jack Morris (63), Bob Bruce (85, played for Tigers 1959-61, died 2017), Billy Martin (90, played for Tigers 1958, manager 1971-73, died 1989), Dave Philley (98, played for Tigers 1957, died 2012), Stubby Overmire (99, played for Tigers 1943-49, died 1977), John O'Connell (146, 8 games in 1902, died 1908).

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On 5/15/2018 at 6:55 AM, BoomGaspar said:

Today's Tiger birthdays (5/15): Jim Adduci (33)

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Adduci is not happy with the promotion of Lewicki to Detroit.  There is a huge poker game scheduled for tonight.  

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Today's Tiger birthdays (5/17): Carlos Pena (40), Billy Hoeft (86, played for Tigers 1952-59, died 2010), Ozzie Virgil (86, played for Tigers 1960-61).

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