ON THIS DAY: Detroit Tigers trade for Mickey Tettleton

On this date, 26 years ago, the Detroit Tigers traded for Mickey Tettleton. Growing up going to Tigers games and watching them on television, Mickey was one of my favorites from that time period, I’m sure many of you as well could say the same.

In four seasons as a Tiger, Mickey collected a .249 batting average, 112 home runs (28/ year avg.), and 333 RBIs. He was a solid catcher and vaunted a peculiar batting stance. One that I’m sure was emulated in many-a-backyards and on sandlots everywhere.

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Written by AJ Reilly

A.J. is a lifelong baseball fan and an 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 wife Jessica, son Jack, daughter Nora, and new arrival Teddy. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit.

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