Former Detroit Tigers Craig Monroe, Joel Zumaya describe playing for Jim Leyland

The Detroit Tigers enjoyed tremendous success under former manager Jim Leyland, going to the World Series in 2006 and 2012 as well as earning Manager of the Year honors in 2006. With over 700 wins with Detroit, Leyland certainly earned his place among the great former coaches the city remembers. Two former Tigers who played … Read more

Game of the Day: Detroit Tigers tie 2006 ALDS with huge win at Yankee Stadium

We continue our Game of the Day series as we await the return of sports with a classic Detroit Tigers matchup from that magical 2006 season. Let’s throw it back to Yankee Stadium on October 5 2006. The Tigers had fallen the previous game by an 8-4 final, and were looking to return home to … Read more

2006 Tiger arms defined the word ‘dominate’ on the mound

We’ve all heard the term “defense wins championships” when it comes to professional sports, or any level of sports for that matter. In baseball, I think the term would be slightly translated to “pitching wins championships” if I were a guessing man. In 2006, the Detroit Tigers had the most dominate pitching staff, not just … Read more

Editorial: Thank you, Mr. I, for making baseball in the D fun again

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. It’s the best time of year, isn’t it? Pitchers and catchers … Read more