Former Yankees top 30 prospect Cale Coshow signs with Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila is bringing aboard another arm into the organization. Per MLB Insider Robert Murray, the Tiger will be signing RHP Cale Coshow to a minor-league contract. Source: Tigers signing RHP Cale Coshow to minor-league deal. Coshow, 28, was previously a top-30 prospect with the Yankees. He missed last season recovering … Read more

Detroit Tigers interview current Yankees 3B coach and ex-Mud Hens manager Phil Nevin

The Detroit Tigers are continuing the search for their new manager following the retirement of Ron Gardenhire near the end of the shortened 2020 season. Several names have been tossed into the ring of candidates, including New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza and hitting coach Marcus Thames, a former Tigers slugger. And now, another … Read more

Flashback: Miguel Cabrera makes history against New York’s Mariano Rivera (VIDEO)

He was less than a year removed from his historic Triple Crown season in 2012 when he made some addition history against a future Hall of Fame pitcher. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the first batter to hit home runs against the legendary Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees in consecutive at-bats: Even … Read more

ClickOnDetroit suggests Detroit Tigers make multiple player trade with the New York Yankees

The Detroit Tigers may be raising a few eyebrows so far in the shortened 2020 campaign, but one local Detroit outlet has proposed a blockbuster trade that would raise eyebrows up to the ceiling. In order for the upstart Tigers to compete with the likes of the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci throws one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in baseball history [Video]

On Thursday night, the Major League Baseball season got underway with a matchup between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Prior to the game, Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the ceremonial first pitch and as you will see below, it was one of the worst we have ever seen. Video 1 Credit: please click … Read more

Every New York Yankee and Washington National kneel before season opener but stand for anthem

Prior to Thursday’s Major League Baseball season opener between the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees, every player took a knee during an opening ceremony in which the players held a black piece of fabric and Morgan Freeman read a speech adjusting social injustice. Following the opening speech by Freeman, every player then stood during … Read more

Former Brother Rice star and current Yankee D.J. LeMahieu tests positive for COVID-19

According to reports, former Brother Rice superstar and current New York Yankees infielder D.J. LeMahieu has tested positive for COVID-19. As you may remember if you follow high school baseball, LeMahieu batted .574 with while only striking out twice in 92 at-bats. Following high school, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 41st … Read more

OTD: Lou Gehrig delivers ‘luckiest man on the face of the earth’ speech [Video]

On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered his famed “Luckiest Man” speech in front of a sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium.

For a few weeks leading up to this moment, Gehrig had begun to feel weak. To the point that he could no longer continue his “Iron Horse” record of consecutive games played. That streak ending at 2,130 games. The Yankees decided to honor Gehrig, and though a shy and humble man, eventually, he addressed the crowd.

Watch the emotional tribute to Gehrig and parts of the speech below:

Less than two years later, Gehrig died at the age of 37 but his speech is one that will live on forever.

Here is the full text of that speech:

“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body — it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that’s the finest I know.

So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”

One of Gehrig’s most impressive seasons with the New York Yankees came in 1927 when he hit .373 with 47 home runs and 173 RBIs. Following that season, he was named the American League Most Valuable Player for the first time in his career.

Tigers’ rookie Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych shuts down Yankees on Monday Night Baseball [Video]

For today’s Game of the Day, we turn back the clock to June 28, 1976, when Detroit Tigers‘ rookie Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych shut down the New York Yankees on Monday Night Baseball. In the game, Fidrych went the distance while scattering seven hits and striking out two on way to an 8-1 Tigers win. … Read more

Detroit Tigers do not have worst odds to win 2020 World Series

The 2020 Major League Baseball is certainly going to look a little different than what we are used to but at least we have baseball! On Tuesday, the MLBPA agreed to play a 60-game season, which will include playoffs and eventually, a World Series. According to Bovada, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees … Read more

Game of the Day: Justin Verlander powers Tigers to 2012 ALCS Game 3 win over Yankees (VIDEO)

Our Game of the Day series continues by taking a look back at the 2012 Detroit Tigers season that saw them advance to the World Series! Of course, they had to get past the New York Yankees in order to do so. Game 3 of the ALCS took place at a rocking Comerica Park. Pitcher … Read more

Game of the Day: Detroit Tigers advance to 2012 World Series with blowout win vs. Yankees (VIDEO)

We continue our Game of the Day series with a classic Detroit Tigers playoff match from the 2012 American League Championship Series! 6 The Tigers swept the New York Yankees in a quick four games to advance to the World Series for the second time since 2006, taking the deciding game at Comerica Park by … Read more