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DID YOU KNOW? (first posted OCTOBER, 2012)

Miguel Cabrera captured MLB's first Triple Crown
in 45 years when he hit .330 with 44-HR & 139-RBI in
Cabrera is the first Latino player and the first
born outside the United States to win the 3-Crown.
Cabrera became the 16th all-time Triple Crown
winner, the 14th of the modern (post-1900) era and
the 14th player to accomplish the feat. (Rogers
Hornsby and Ted Williams both did it twice.)
DID YOU KNOW Cabrera was the second Detroit
Tiger to win the Triple Crown?
Or was he the first?
Let's explain...

Ty Cobb topped the American League in the three Triple Crown
categories in leading Detroit to its third consecutive American
League pennant in 1909.
Cobb's .377-BA was his third consecutive of nine straight and
12 overall AL batting titles.
Cobb's homerun total in 1909 was both the least and the most.
Cobb's Tiger HoFame teammate "Waho...   [ Read More... ]

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The Tigers captured their fourth consecutive AL-Central division championship with a win on the final day of the 2014 season. Like in 2013, Detroit's margin to win the division title was just one game. In 2012 the Tigers won the AL-Central by three games. What was the Tiger winning margin in 2011?
One game
Three games
Six games
15 games

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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  • Fan Fact

    OCTOBER 1, 1884:     The Detroits defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on a 6-INN No-Hitter by RHander Charlie Getzein. "Pretzels" was only 5-&-12 that year as Detroit's fourth starter, but would soon be their ace. He posted 30 wins in 1886, 29 more in 1887 and won four games in the 15-game "World Series" as National League Champion Detroit defeated the American Association Champion St. Louis Browns.

    POW Award

    The Tigers went 4-3 during the period of September 22nd--28th, 2014 to clinch their fourth consecutive AL-Central title on the last day of the season. Nathan had a hand in three of those wins. Nathan retired seven of the eight enemy batters he faced in those three appearances. When the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 3-R/T-9th to tie the game on SEPT 23RD, Nathan came in and walked the first man he faced before ending the inning with a flyball. When Detroit got a B-9th 4-3 walkoff win Nathan was credited with the victory. On SEPT 25TH Nathan pitched a perfect T-9th with 2-K for the save in a 4-2 win over Minnesota. Nathan tossed another 1-2-3/T-9th for another save in the division clinching 3-0 win vs the Twins on SEPT 28TH. Nathan finished the year with 35-SV and was 8-for-8 in Comerica Park save-ops to finish out the season. Nathan earned his second Player-Of-the-Week (POW) Award this year and overall.

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