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AJ Reilly

1908: The Rematch (Chicago Cubs v. Detroit Tigers)

From 1901 until 1906 the Detroit Tigers never finished higher than third place in the American League. Then, from 1907-1909 they treated the best baseball fans around to October baseball. Their first World Series appearance in 1907, did not...

By the numbers: The 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers

Numbers and baseball are inextricably connected. We measure greatness in this game based on a certain set of numbers. That may seem like an oversimplification, but it is true. Let’s play a little game: I will list a number...

1907: Detroit Tigers inaugural appearance in the Fall Classic

When the American League was formed in 1901, Major League Baseball came to Detroit. As a charter member of the league, the Detroit Tigers went for six years without finishing above third place in the eight-team league; never once...

Kirk Gibson battles Parkinson’s Disease one swing at a time

Here's something to make you feel good about on hump day: https://twitter.com/23KGibby/status/1207375651470221315 Gibson has been fighting Parkinson's Disease since his diagnosis in 2015. It's great to see him picking up a bat again and mashing some baseballs. Keep up the fight,...

Rob Manfred threatens to relinquish ties with MiLB

Baseball's commissioner, Rob Manfred, is at it again. The often-maligned head of Major League Baseball has entered into a rather public, and childish, back and forth during negotiations with Minor League Baseball. The current agreement between the MLB and MiLB...

Trade deadline deals mirror Detroit Tigers season

Another July 31st has come and passed, and again Detroit Tigers fans have found themselves in what feels like a bad rendition of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQCG2AwzTxA Every time the deadline has passed over the last four years it has...

BREAKING: Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer lost for 2019 seaon

It was the news we all expected, yet shied away from: Michael Fulmer is heading for Tommy John surgery. Reports yesterday were that he was seeking a third opinion after having met with specialist Dr. James Andrews. The third...

Projecting the Detroit Tigers 25-man roster and Opening Day lineup

Opening Day 2019 is just two weeks away. The Detroit Tigers will soon head north from Lakeland, Florida and head straight across the border to face the als0-but-not-quite-saying-it rebuilding Toronto Blue Jays. When, "Play Ball," is yelled in the Rogers...

WATCH: Detroit Tigers top-5 prospect drills first spring training home run

Everyone remembers the night Justin Verlander was traded. JV’s departure was the icing on the cake of the complete and utter tear down of the Detroit Tigers. The return for the face of the franchise was a nice return, including a...

Detroit Tiger pitcher dealing with “dead arm” during Spring Training

Daylight Savings is this Sunday. That means longer days, warming weather, and eventually—baseball. Opening Day is 20 days away and the Detroit Tigers are continuing to trim their roster before heading north. One of the players hoping to make...

About Me

A.J. is a life-long baseball fan and avid storyteller. His debut novel, The Askren Boys, won the Literary Classics Gold Medal and Seal of Approval in November of 2018. When not writing, he is spending time with his life Jessica, son Jack, and daughter Nora. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit. To find out more visit: ajreilly.com Follow him on Twitter: @_ajreilly
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