Top 5 Detroit Tigers draft picks of all-time

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Implemented in 1965, Major League Baseball introduced a league-based draft. Unlike most professional sports drafts where the draft takes place after the conclusion of a previous season, MLB’s draft takes place about three-quarters of the way through the season, usually in early June (or in July this year). Many players have gone on to be … Read more

TBT: Sparky inspires Gibby with “He don’t wanna walk you”

It was Game 5 of the 1984 World Series. San Diego Padres future-HOFer Goose Gossage is on the mound, and up to bat steps Kirk Gibson. This was the deciding game of the series, in which the Tigers capped a magnificent season, but Gibby’s home run was the cherry on top. Before the at-bat, watch as Sparky Anderson gives Gibby a little bit of inspiration, and Gibby does the rest.

Check out the box score here, or relive the magic of the entire game here.