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August 4, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Detroit Tigers faxed a greeting to club President Bo Schembechler and his wife, Millie, as they celebrated a wedding anniversary at home Monday. It wasn't among the most sentimental messages the Schembechlers received. Owner Tom Monaghan, who is selling the team, notified the former University of Michigan football coach via the impersonal machine that he was being fired.
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June 28, 2013 | Mike DiGiovanna
The rotation is depleted, with Jason Vargas and Tommy Hanson sidelined by injuries for several weeks, but there was some encouraging news for the Angels on the pitching front Thursday. They got their ace back. The Angels scored two runs in the 10th inning to beat Detroit, 3-1, at Comerica Park. Albert Pujols snapped a tie with a run-scoring double to help the Angels complete a six-game season sweep of the American League Central-leading Tigers. Mike Trout had his eighth career four-hit game, which included a single in the 10th; reliever Michael Kohn struck out Torii Hunter and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera with two on to end the eighth; and Ernesto Frieri closed with a scoreless 10th for his 19th save.
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June 10, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
The image is burned into World Series lore, way up there with Carlton Fisk's home run, Don Larsen's perfect game and Willie Mays' wondrous catch. It is Kirk Gibson, limping to the plate on two bum legs, carrying a bat he called "Thumper," then yanking Dennis Eckersley's full-count slider into Dodger Stadium's right-field pavilion, pumping his fists as he hobbles around the bases to complete the Dodgers' stunning victory over the Oakland A's in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
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October 27, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
A World Series spent a few inches off the gloves of the Detroit Tigers is within the reach of the St. Louis Cardinals. On a Thursday night in which clouds gathered but did not open up, the Cardinals scored four two-out runs, played off three doubles from leadoff hitter David Eckstein, and defeated the Tigers, 5-4, at Busch Stadium. They lead the best-of-seven series, three games to one.
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April 28, 2000 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tenacious player during his Hall of Fame career, Frank Robinson delivered a stinging message Thursday in his first action as baseball's new disciplinary czar over on-field behavior. He suspended 16 members of the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox for a total of 82 games and fined a total of 24 players, coaches and managers for their roles in last Saturday's brawl. It is believed to be the largest mass suspension and harshest penalties for a field incident in baseball history.
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August 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Among Bo Schembechler's souvenirs as the deposed president of the Detroit Tigers is a napkin that he says proves he had a 10-year agreement with club owner Tom Monaghan, who fired him by fax after 2 1/2 years Monday. The former University of Michigan football coach and athletic director never had a formal contract but said some figures were scribbled on a paper napkin over lunch. A deal was reached, Schembechler said, and the two shook hands.
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September 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Ernie Harwell has given thousands of Detroit fans countless hours of pleasure over the 32 years he has been the voice of the Tigers. Sunday, they gave a little of that love back. Harwell and his broadcasting sidekick Paul Carey were honored in a 15-minute ceremony before the Tigers' game with the Baltimore Orioles. This is the last season for them both. Harwell, 73, is being released by the Tigers and by their flagship radio station, WJR-AM. Carey, 63, will retire.
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October 11, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
In the life of nearly every American boy, there comes a hot summer night when he dreams big. Sitting, perhaps, on a dark front porch with his closest friends, he says aloud what he would do if he had all the money in the world. A billion-zillion dollars at the very least. Buy some really incredible cars and impress everybody. Build a huge skyscraper--the biggest one around--that can be seen for miles.
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June 19, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the days of serenity for Frank Tanana. After more than 17 years in the major leagues--the past five with the Detroit Tigers--he is at peace with himself. The brash attitude, the drinking and the philandering--some of the things that characterized Tanana's seven somewhat stormy and mostly successful seasons with the Angels--are gone. Gone, too, is the fastball--the one that once was compared to Nolan Ryan's.
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June 21, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Theirs is a union of circumstance and fate, a marriage celebrated on a diamond instead of with one. To put in perspective the partnership of second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell, consider this: The Detroit Tigers have had one double-play combination since the two were summoned from Montgomery, Ala., of the Southern League and made their major league debut in the second game of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 9, 1977.
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October 27, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Dodgers and Angels castoff Jeff Weaver will start tonight for the St. Louis Cardinals, his fifth of the playoffs. He is 2-2 with a 2.91 earned-run average in his previous four starts, including a five-inning loss against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the World Series. Weaver gave up nine hits and three runs at Comerica Park, but Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa chose the veteran on regular rest over rookie Anthony Reyes.
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October 26, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
It is one hour before the fourth game of the championship series in America's summer sport, and I am wearing long johns. It is the middle of one of the final and most important laps in a seven-month summer marathon, and I am wearing a wool sweater. It is the last crack of a summer bat, the last thwack of a summer glove, and I can't hear either because I am wearing a ski cap. It is the World Series, and I am freezing, and it's not the first time.
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October 26, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Tony La Russa watched a movie. He signed some baseballs. He visited with friends, who sat shoulder to shoulder on a couch in his office. Then he went home through a light drizzle, the same annoyance under which he arrived at Busch Stadium eight hours before, without any baseball in between. Jim Leyland, by his account, killed "a carton" of Marlboros. World Series Game 4 was postponed because of rain Wednesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals' third deferment of the postseason.
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October 25, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
We forget. We see their loopy smiles and awkward fist pumps and awestruck embraces and we forget. Not every rookie can step onto a World Series stage for the first time and own it. Sometimes the throat dries and the lines disappear and the fear consumes. Sometimes, the stage owns him. Sometimes the lights swivel from a crowded on-field celebration to a solitary figure standing in front of a spartan locker, his eyes clouded, his giant tattooed left arm trembling with remorse.
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October 25, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
By Tuesday, Kenny Rogers, St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa and the umpires had all offered their explanations as to how the yellowy-brown substance had stuck to the Detroit left-hander's thumb and how it was removed. The World Series was prepared to move on, at least until Rogers' next start, which is scheduled for Game 6, until Cardinals hitting coach Hal McRae jumped in with further indictment of the Tigers left-hander.
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October 25, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Undersold because of the league from which they hail, dismissed because of a pitching-staff collage that appeared slapped together, the St. Louis Cardinals were again the more poised, more efficient World Series team on Tuesday night. The Cardinals stood behind starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, pieced together a couple of rallies, watched the Detroit Tigers play themselves into trouble, and were 5-0 winners at Busch Stadium, taking a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series.
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June 19, 1999 | Associated Press
Eric Munson, the Detroit Tigers' No. 1 draft pick and the third player taken in this month's amateur draft, agreed to a $6.75-million, four-year contract. The Tigers said they would decide this weekend on a minor-league assignment for the former USC catcher. Munson took batting practice with the Tigers before Friday night's game against the Oakland A's. He hit one ball into Tiger Stadium's right-field upper deck.
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May 18, 2001
The Seattle Mariners, runaway leaders in the AL West, are one of five teams since 1950 to win at least 30 of their first 40 games, according to David Smith of retrosheet.org: * After a sizzling start, Roy Campanella and the Boys of Summer didn't take a classic fall either as Brooklyn beat the New York Yankees for the first time in six tries in the World Series in the '40s and '50s.
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October 24, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
The Cardinals originally had intended to skip Anthony Reyes' Game 5 start and bring back Jeff Weaver, Chris Carpenter and Jeff Suppan -- all on three days' rest -- if the series went that far. Reyes, however, gave up two runs in eight innings in Game 1, and now Manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan are reassessing that strategy. While Reyes pitched effectively against the Tigers, Duncan suggested later that baseball serendipity helped as well.
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October 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Television ratings for this year's World Series games in Detroit dipped to a record low for the opener, then bounced back for Game 2. The St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night received an 8.0 fast national rating and 15 share, Fox said Monday, down 16% from the previous record low for an opener, a 9.5 for last year's 5-3 Chicago White Sox victory over the Houston Astros. Detroit's 3-1 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night got an 11.5/18, up 4% from the 11.
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