DETROIT — Lou Whitaker, wearing a black brimmed hat, trotted out to the mound as Alan Trammell settled in at home plate. But “Sweet Lou” wasn’t going to be throwing out a ceremonial first pitch to “Tram” before Monday night’s game. Whitaker waved Trammell out and they both jogged to the middle of the infield — the place that will always be home for the heroes of the 1984 Detroit Tigers.
The teammates of 19 seasons, from 1977 through 1995, decided to turn one more double play. The sellout crowd at Comerica Park buzzed in anticipation of the moment, and Whitaker underhanded the ball toward Trammell as he approached second base. Trammell caught the ball, pivoted and flipped a rainbow that ’84 teammate Dave Bergman hauled down at first base.
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