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Michigan honors Jamie Samuelsen, Art Parker prior to game vs. MSU

Prior to the annual clash between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans, two late members of the sports community were honored.

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The Wolverines honored the late Jamie Samuelsen and Art Parker prior to this afternoon’s kickoff:

Samuelsen succumbed to colon cancer in August, while Parker was a long-time fixture in the press box at Michigan Stadium.

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Justin Verlander sends message to new Tigers manager A.J. Hinch

The Detroit Tigers made it official this afternoon, agreeing to a multi-year contract with A.J. Hinch to become the team’s new manager.

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Hinch, 46, helped guide the Houston Astros to the 2017 World Series, but had been suspended for the 2020 campaign in the wake of the sign stealing scandal that rocked the League.

One member of that team just so happens to be a former ace for the Tigers, and he had a special message for Hinch once the hiring became official.

Justin Verlander, who donned the Old English D for over a decade, sent Hinch a message raving of what the atmosphere is like in the city and Comerica Park when the Tigers are competing.

“He sent me a message this morning raving about what Detroit is like when the team is winning,” Hinch said. “There’s no place like it, he said.”

Of course, Hinch had nothing but good things to say about Verlander.

“JV and I developed a great relationship,” Hinch said. “He’s an all-timer, Hall-of-Famer, incredible competitor.”

During his time with the Tigers, Verlander earned numerous accolades, including the Cy Young Award, MVP and rookie of the year award. He also helped Detroit to five postseason appearances and two World Series.

– – Quotes via Tony Paul of The Detroit News
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