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Sock It To 'Em Tigers: The Incredible Story of the 1968 Detroit Tigers [Paperback]

By Mark Pattison (Editor) & David Raglin (Editor)
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In 1968, the "Year of the Pitcher," the sock-it-to-'em Detroit Tigers were far and away the American League leader in home runs---and in thrilling come-from-behind wins. Not only did they master the American League, but---with the daring switch of outfielder Mickey Stanley to shortstop for the Fall Classic---the Tigers came back from a three games to one deficit in the World Series to defeat the heavily favored St. Louis Cardinals and their Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson in Game 7, becoming only the third team in World Series history to trail three games to one and come back to win.

Sock it to 'Em Tigers: The Incredible Story of the 1968 Detroit Tigers celebrates this legendary team like no book ever has, complete with many photos and artifacts from the time. A project of the Detroit chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, this volume gathers the collective efforts of more than sixty SABR members and friends of the non-profit research society and features profiles of every player, coach, broadcaster, and front-office member connected to that great Tigers squad. Included are Hall of Famers Al Kaline and Eddie Mathews, thirty-one-game winner Denny McLain, World Series Most Valuable Player Mickey Lolich, and beloved broadcasters Ernie Harwell and George Kell, plus Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Willie Horton, Gates Brown, Jim Northrup, and Dick McAuliffe, the longtime core of a Tigers team that played hard on the field---and sometimes off. Forty years later, that team is still the most beloved in Tiger history.

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Pages   273
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   2.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2008
Publisher   Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN  1934186163  
ISBN13  9781934186169  

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Best Book Available on 68 Detroit Tigers  Jul 22, 2008
If the 1968 Detroit Tigers were "your team" growing up, as they were for me in the fourth grade, then you absolutely have to have this book. If you think you know everything there is to know about the 68 Tigers, then you must get this book because you don't know everything there is to know about this team, the last true regular season American League champion (in 1969 they went to divisional play). The book looks (in incredible detail) at every player, coach, manager, and broadcaster who was part of this World Series championship team. When I say EVERY player, I mean every player. If they had just one at-bat, they're in the book. If they pitched just one-third of an inning, they're in the book. Between the biographies of each person, there are summaries of every game the Tigers played in the 1968 season. One criticism: along with the game summaries, I would have liked the box scores of each game and a weekly summary of the standings. Remember, the Detroit newspapers were on strike for much of the 1968 season and this type of detail does not exist in one volume. The book also has a feature on Tiger Stadium (R.I.P. old friend) and some nice photos in the middle. Each player profile has a photo, the 1968 Topps baseball card for that player or coach. This book is far superior to Jerry Green's "Year of the Tiger," and much less expensive than that rare book (if you can even find one). No question, your Detroit Tiger library is not complete until you read this fine book. Now, if it only came with one final hot dog, mustard only applied with a wooden stick, from a vendor in Tiger Stadium. Alas...

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