Detroit tigers world series championships 1968

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detroit tigers world series championships 1968

The Tigers of 68: Baseballs Last Real Champions by George Cantor

It has been 50 years since this improbable World Series victory by the Detroit Tigers (the Cards were 8-5 favorites). I was only a little kid during this series but I still remember watching a game with my classmates in the school gymnasium (all world series games back then were day games). I still have fond feelings for some of the players like Norm Cash, Willie Horton, Mickey Lolich, and Al Kaline. This book is a Tiger fans dream as Cantor does a wonderful job in describing the 68 season (but also putting it in context with Detroits Race Riots of 67) and describing the baseball and real lives of this unique group of players.
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1968 10 10 Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers World Series Game 7 Called by Ernie Harwell & Pee Wee Reese

Mickey Lolich's epic World Series wins still turn heads, 50 years later

Mickey Lolich cemented his place in Detroit Tigers lore by pitching the franchise — no, willing it — to one of the greatest World Series comebacks in history. Lolich, then a portly year-old, took the mound at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in Game 7 of the World Series on Oct. It was one of the greatest individual feats in franchise history, considering the Cardinals were defending World Series champions. Lolich, a hard-throwing lefty, gave up five runs over his 27 innings. When the Tigers recorded the final out in Game 7, after Tim McCarver popped up down the first-base line, Lolich leapt into the arms of catcher Bill Freehan, who had recorded the final out. The Tigers snapped a year World Series drought that day, and Lolich became the third pitcher in the posts dead ball era to win three complete games in a single World Series.

About logos. Park Factors: Over favors batters, under favors pitchers. Postseason: Won World Series over St. Louis Cardinals. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?

The Detroit Tigers were a special team, uniting a fractured city with a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Free Press sports writer Ryan Ford looks back on five key players from that team:. Just one American League batter hit above. Amid this offense-starved environment, Tigers left fielder Willie Horton thrived.

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Louis Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers, with the Tigers winning in seven games for their first championship since , and the third in their history. In his third appearance in the Series, Lolich had to pitch after only two days' rest in the deciding Game 7, because regular-season game winner Denny McLain had proven ineffective in the postseason., The Detroit Tigers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the season.

Louis Cardinals four games to three. The baseball season, known as the "Year of the Pitcher", was the Detroit Tigers ' 68th since they entered the American League in , their eighth pennant , and third World Series championship. Denny McLain had a remarkable season in , as he went 31—6 with a 1. He is the only pitcher since to win 30 games in a season. Beleaguered by legal and financial troubles in later years, McLain was at his best in Perhaps worn down by pitching innings during the regular season, McLain's World Series performance was not as stellar. McLain did, however, win the crucial Game 6 on just two days rest, holding the Cardinals to one run in a 13—1 victory.

Louis Cardinals , with the Tigers winning in seven games for their first championship since , and the third in their history. The Tigers came back from a 3—1 deficit to win three in a row, largely on the arm of MVP Mickey Lolich , who as of [update] remains the last pitcher to earn three complete-game victories in a single World Series. The three World Series wins were duplicated by Randy Johnson in , but Johnson started only two of his games. In his third appearance in the Series, Lolich had to pitch after only two days' rest in the deciding Game 7, because regular-season game winner Denny McLain was moved up to Game 6 — also on two days' rest. In Game 5, the Tigers' hopes for the title would have been very much in jeopardy had Bill Freehan not tagged out Lou Brock in a home plate collision, on a perfect throw from left fielder Willie Horton , when Brock elected not to slide and went in standing up. He was the winning pitcher in Games 1 and 4. In Game 1, he threw a shutout, striking out a Series record of 17 batters, besting Sandy Koufax 's record by two.

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