Former Detroit Tigers announcer Rod Allen lands interview

Ever since Rod Allen was fired following an alleged altercation with his former Fox Sports Detroit partner Mario Impemba, some Detroit Tigers fans have been awaiting his return to Major League Baseball.

According to Allen, he interviewed for a job with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday but he did not land the job.

“I told you guys I’d update you on the Toronto gig I interviewed for,” Allen Tweeted on Wednesday. “I did not get this one but, I remain hopeful for the next opening. I appreciate all your support and prayers. Our time is coming, keep believing with me.”

Nation, would you like to see Rod Allen back in baseball?


10 Greatest Detroit Tigers teams of all-time

There is no question that the Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of Major League Baseball. Not only have they won four World Championships since their inaugural season in 1901 but they have also had some great teams that came up just short of raising a trophy. But have you ever sat down and thought about which Tigers team is the greatest of all-time? Well, we have you covered! Here is a countdown of the top 10 Detroit Tigers teams of all-time.

Let’s start by looking at a handful of teams that easily could have made the top 10.

Honorable Mention:

1950 Detroit Tigers (95-59, .617)

The 1950 team that finished in 2nd place in the American League was led by outfielder Vic Wertz (.308, 27 home runs, 123 RBIs) and starting pitcher Art Houtteman (19-12, 3.54 ERA)

1907 Detroit Tigers (92-58, .613)

In 1907, the Tigers won the American League and advanced to the World Series for the first time in team history, only to be swept by the Chicago Cubs. They were led by the greatest player ever to play for the Tigers, Ty Cobb (.350, 5 home runs, 119 RBIs) and starting pitcher Ed Killian (25-13, 1.78 ERA)

1908 Detroit Tigers (90-63, .588)

Just as they did a year before, the 1908 Tigers went all the way to the World Series but came up short. The team was led by Ty Cobb (.324, 4 home runs, 108 RBIs) and starting pitcher Ed Summers (24-12, 1.64 ERA)

2013 Detroit Tigers (93-69, .574)

In 2013, the Tigers took care of business in the A.L. Central before eventually falling to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. They were led by Miguel Cabrera (.348, 44 home runs, 137 RBIs) and Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90 ERA)

1945 Detroit Tigers (88-65, .575)

Despite winning the World Series, the 1945 Tigers fell just short of making the top 10. They were led by Roy Cullenbine (.277, 18 home runs, 93 RBIs) and starting pitcher Hal Newhouser (25-9, 1.81 ERA) *Note: Hank Greenberg only played in 78 games for the Tigers in 1945 after returning after four years of serving in the military. In those 78 games, he hit .311 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs). Had Greenberg been around for the entire season, this team would have made the cut.

To see the top 10, please click here.

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