10 Greatest nicknames in Detroit sports history

Detroit has been blessed with a rich history of great players in all sports. Even better, some of the best nicknames in sports have come from this area. I put together a list of my top 10 favorites with a few honorable mentions. There were so many to choose from, so it was difficult to … Read more

8 Most Beloved Figures in Detroit Sports History

Throughout the history of Detroit sports, there have been plenty of figures who have become loved by the fans. Here is a list of the top 8 most beloved figures in Detroit sports history. Nicklas Lidstrom Nicklas Lidstrom played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, all of them with the Detroit Red Wings. He was … Read more

10 Greatest Detroit Tigers players of all-time

The Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of the professional sports. Over the years, the Tigers have had many great players, including some that have gone on to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, there are a couple of active players on this list who will likely challenge for … Read more

OTD: Detroit Tigers great Lou Whitaker hits home run off Doc Gooden in 1986 All-Star Game [Video]

On this day in 1986, the American League defeated the National League 3-2 in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Leading the way for the A.L. was Detroit Tigers legend Lou Whitaker, who hit a 2-run home run off of Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden. Gooden, as you may recall, was coming off his amazing 1985 season … Read more

Writer believes 2 former Detroit Tigers should be out of Hall of Fame, while one should be added

Around these parts, there is little argument that former Detroit Tigers 2B Lou Whitaker deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, yet, he has fallen short of getting the nod. According to Radio.com writer Jordan Cohn, Whitaker should be in (instead of Bill Mazeroski) but two other former Tigers who are currently in … Read more

Detroit Tigers to retire ‘Sweet’ Lou Whitaker’s No. 1

FINALLY! According to the Detroit Tigers, they have decided to retire Lou Whitaker‘s No. 1. It's time. We're retiring the number 1. pic.twitter.com/kOp1B1cE4g — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) December 17, 2019 Other retired Tigers numbers: 2 — Charlie Gehringer3 — Alan Trammell5 — Hank Greenberg6 — Al Kaline11 — Sparky Anderson16 — Hal Newhouser 23 — … Read more

Alan Trammell has message for former Detroit Tigers’ teammate Lou Whitaker

Former Detroit Tigers double-play duo Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker are meant to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame together. Yet, thanks to some clueless voters, Whitaker got some bad news on Sunday night when the 2020 HOF class was announced. Embed from Getty Images According to a report, after finding out he was … Read more

Fans, media react to Cooperstown snub of Tigers great Lou Whitaker

Is this not one of the greatest travesties in sports? Despite his numerous worthy accolades and career numbers, former Detroit Tigers great Lou Whitaker was once again passed over for permanent enshrinement in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The reaction was swift and immediate – and vitriolic. Unbelievable that Lou Whitaker does not make the #BaseballHOF. … Read more

It’s beyond a travesty that Lou Whitaker again is passed over for Cooperstown

When can you recall a greater sports injustice than the one that has just befallen us today? 2019 was former Detroit Tigers great Lou Whitaker’s lone appearance on the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) ballot since 2001. The five-time All-Star and three-time Golden Glove winner boasted a stat line of .276 BA, .363 OBP, … Read more

Dear Detroit Tigers: Make a statement to Baseball HOF, retire Lou Whitaker’s number

Dear Detroit Tigers, As you know, Lou Whitaker has screwed again on Sunday night as he was not elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, Whitaker only received 6 votes, which was only halfway to the 12 needed to get elected. Now, it is time for you, the Detroit Tigers organization, to make … Read more

Lou Whitaker gets shafted again, not elected into Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Tigers great Lou Whitaker has come up short again as he was not elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Embed from Getty Images Lou Whitaker falls short of election to the Hall of Fame. His next opportunity will be December 2022 for the Class of 2023. @MLB @Tigers @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi … Read more

Alan Trammell rooting for Lou Whitaker to earn Hall of Fame spot

Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker were fixtures for the Detroit Tigers for a generation of fans. And while “Tram” and fellow Tigers legend Jack Morris were inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame last year, “Sweet Lou” is still awaiting his chance. That could ultimately be decided today. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” Trammell said. “I’m … Read more