Former Detroit Tigers players included in ’22 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Major League Baseball has released the list of players on the ballot for a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2022, and Detroit Tigers fans will immediately notice a handful of former players that once donned the Old English D, including Torii Hunter and Prince Fielder. As just announced by @baseballhall, here's the … Read more

Former Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter says police held him at gunpoint in his own home

Unfortunately, yet another black man has been murdered by a police officer. This time, the man we are talking about is George Floyd, who was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter and he will see his time in court. Since Floyd’s tragic death, … Read more

MUST SEE: Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson with the catch of the year

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson endeared himself to fans when he made a spectacular catch to preserve Armando Galarraga‘s (near) perfect game on that fateful night in Detroit in 2010.

Now, as a member of the Cleveland Indians, he’s added an even better highlight to his repertoire.

With Cleveland leading the Boston Red Sox 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a lead off home-run. The catch was so spectacular that the Red Sox fans in attendance at Fenway Park applauded, even though it robbed their own team. It sure isn’t often you see the hometown fans cheer the opposition. 

“I just wanted to try to get back to the wall and try to read it,” Jackson said. “I got back and I tried to get to the fence first. When I jumped and caught it, I realized I was about to take a tumble to the other side. Luckily, I was able to grab the fence a little bit and I flipped over.”

Jackson has a knack for robbing hitters of home-runs. According to ESPN, it’s his fifth such robbery.

Unfortunately, the catch might remind Tigers fans of Torii Hunter‘s failed bullpen-flipping catch, coincidently against the Red Sox in the 2013 ALCS – also at Fenway. Jackson certainly remembers that play well.

“As my feet were flipping over, for some reason I was thinking about that same play that I’ve seen with Torii,” Jackson said.

Editorial: Leadership void in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse is a real problem

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

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. What is the makeup of a championship team? Certainly, it’s important to have … Read more

Five-year summary of the AL Central, 2016 predictions

Despite the fact that the American League Central Division has been perceived as one of the weaker divisions in baseball over the years, the division has been much improved in the last handful of years. Believe it or not, the AL Central has combined for the most World Series appearances in baseball over the course … Read more

Five moves to fix the Tigers in 2016

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. [tps_header] The 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers has been a disappointment … Read more

Editorial: Tigers continue to mystify

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. Try describing the Detroit Tigers 2015 season in one word. Disappointing? Yes. … Read more

WATCH: Torii Hunter gets ejected, proceeds to begin stripping

During Wednesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins outfielder Torri Hunter was called out on strikes and did not like it one bit. Rather than just walking back to the dugout, Hunter immediately got in the face of the umpire and began arguing his case. The umpire listened for a couple of seconds before ejecting Hunter from the game. What happened next will go down as one of the best baseball tirades ever. Good thing Hunter stopped when he did, otherwise we would not have been able to post this video!

It’s a good thing Hunter stopped when he did, otherwise we would not have been able to post this video!

Series Recap: Tigers bats come alive in finale for series win

The offense had been scuffling for the Detroit Tigers in recent days, having scored only a total of seven runs in four games prior to breaking out yesterday. Three of those for games were losses which lead to the Tigers losing control of first place in the American League Central to the Kansas City Royals. After a … Read more

On Deck: Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers (19-13) and Minnesota Twins (18-14)  are meeting for their third time already in this young season. The Tigers are coming off a series against the Kansas City Royals at home where they went 1-2, ending with a crushing loss on Sunday night in extra innings. The Tigers are now 4-6 in their last … Read more

Editorial: Bullpen news masks real issue for the Tigers

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. There has been a lot of news lately about the recovery process … Read more

Tigers are Making some Changes with Alex Avila

Detroit’s backstop is started out with a different look this season.  Alex Avila is back behind the plate, but he is making some changes to his approach of the game.  Avila is now sporting a new goalie style hockey mask instead of his usual face mask and helmet.  He is also changing up his catching … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 5 in Lakeland

Day 5 of Spring Training included the long-awaited arrival of Miguel Cabrera, talk of who would bat second in the batting order, and much more. As of today, every Tiger has reported to Spring Training except for the injured Victor Martinez. Cabrera Reports With Cabrera reporting, all of the Tigers expected to report have reported. Despite being … Read more