Stolen perfection lands Armando Galarraga a place in baseball history

Armando Galarraga

12 years ago today, on June 2nd, 2010, as 17,738 Detroit Tigers fans ascended onto Comerica Park for an early June game against a division rival, all were unaware of the drama that was about to unfold involving SP Armando Galarraga over the next hour and 44 minutes (Yes, 1 hour and 44 minutes!) What started … Read more

Top 5 Detroit Tigers rookies in franchise history

Over the years the Detroit Tigers have fielded many outstanding players. What’s even more impressive is what some Tigers rookies accomplished during their first season. Let’s take a look back at the Top 5 Rookies in the history of the Detroit Tigers. All statistics for this post were gleaned from Austin Jackson In 2010, Austin … Read more

Former Tiger Phil Coke attempting a comeback

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HIGHLIGHTS: Last week in baseball featured plenty of “highway robbery” catches

Home runs often bring jubilant joy to both players and fans in baseball. They’re one of if not the most exciting plays in the sport. However, arguably more exciting is when players get robbed of would-be home runs (or extra-base hits, at the worst). Those outfielders are committing legitimate acts of “highway robbery.” By definition, … Read more

MUST SEE: Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson with the catch of the year

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson endeared himself to fans when he made a spectacular catch to preserve Armando Galarraga‘s (near) perfect game on that fateful night in Detroit in 2010.

Now, as a member of the Cleveland Indians, he’s added an even better highlight to his repertoire.

With Cleveland leading the Boston Red Sox 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a lead off home-run. The catch was so spectacular that the Red Sox fans in attendance at Fenway Park applauded, even though it robbed their own team. It sure isn’t often you see the hometown fans cheer the opposition. 

“I just wanted to try to get back to the wall and try to read it,” Jackson said. “I got back and I tried to get to the fence first. When I jumped and caught it, I realized I was about to take a tumble to the other side. Luckily, I was able to grab the fence a little bit and I flipped over.”

Jackson has a knack for robbing hitters of home-runs. According to ESPN, it’s his fifth such robbery.

Unfortunately, the catch might remind Tigers fans of Torii Hunter‘s failed bullpen-flipping catch, coincidently against the Red Sox in the 2013 ALCS – also at Fenway. Jackson certainly remembers that play well.

“As my feet were flipping over, for some reason I was thinking about that same play that I’ve seen with Torii,” Jackson said.

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Why the Detroit Tigers will regret trading Cameron Maybin

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Former Tigers Farmhands: Where are they now?

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Tigers not actively looking for centerfielder following Maybin injury

Spring Training is fully underway with plenty of practicing and Grapefruit League games taking place. In the wake of an injury plagued 2015 season the Detroit Tigers are looking to avoid more of the same this year. Unfortunately, they have not been able to sidestep the injury bug thus far in center field with newcomer Cameron Maybin recovering … Read more

5 familiar free agents the Tigers must consider

  [tps_header] The 2015 season was a season that the Detroit Tigers and their fans would rather just forget. That being said, there is roster work to be done before the 2016 season begins and signing the right free agents will be extremely important if the Tigers want to contend again immediately. Here are five … Read more

Detroit Tigers finish in bottom 10 – but that’s good!

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Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson drive around Detroit [Video]

Last season the Detroit Tigers traded outfielder Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners. Now Jackson is making his first appearance at Comerica Park since the trade. Since the Mariners arrived in town with plenty of time before Monday’s game, Jackson decided to take a drive around Detroit with Miguel Cabrera. Of course, Miggy had to … Read more

Tigers offseason bidding war: Price or Cespedes?

The Detroit Tigers are a little over a calendar month into the 2015 season and currently find themselves second place in the AL Central division behind reigning American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. Detroit started off 11-2 out of the gate but have since then leveled off. They are currently struggling to find that consistent good play that they had for the first two weeks of the regular season back in April.

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Price Arrives in Detroit; Spot in Rotation Revealed

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