OTD in 1984 Sparky Anderson tells Kirk Gibson, ‘He don’t wanna walk you’ [Video]

37 years ago today, Kirk Gibson hit one of the most memorable home runs in Detroit Tigers history. The iconic moment came on Oct. 14, 1984, during Game 5 of the 1984 World Series. Before Gibson’s at-bat against future Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson gave Gibby a boost of inspiration, by yelling … Read more

Top 10 Moments in Detroit Sports History

If you are from Michigan, you are most likely a fan of Detroit sports. Depending on your age, you have been able to see some of the great moments in sports history happen right here in Detroit. Whether it was watching Kirk Gibson hit a 3-run home run in the 1984 World Series or living through … Read more

Top 5 managers in Detroit Tigers history

Many forget that someone has to be behind all the success a team can have and that it’s not always just the players, but also the man behind the madness. That is the skipper. The Detroit Tigers have been blessed with very effective and fan-favorite managers in their history who have led teams on memorable … Read more

Detroit Tigers troll Minnesota Twins following Akil Baddoo walk-off single

By now, you have probably heard that the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon thanks to a 10th inning walk-off single by rookie Akil Baddoo, who is having quite the start to his first MLB season. The hit game with first base open and Kirk Gibson suggested on the Bally Sports … Read more

West Michigan Whitecaps continue Tiger Fridays this season [VIDEO]

One of the incredibly popular promotions for the West Michigan Whitecaps is Tiger Fridays. This is an opportunity for Whitecaps fans to see former Tigers in person with the minor league team. This year has an exceptional lineup of Tigers greats taking the field once again. Leading the way is one of the greatest Tigers … 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.

On This Day: Sparky Anderson becomes first MLB manager to record 600 wins in both leagues

George Lee Anderson, better known as ‘Sparky’ to many was a special kind of person. Being the type of manager who praised his players, he was surely a manager that many major league baseball players wanted to play for. Beginning his big league managerial career with the Cincinnati Reds‘ organization, Anderson was manager during the … Read more