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The Detroit Tigers

A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers' History, Updated Edition

William M. Anderson

Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341575
Pages: 304 Size: 8 x 10
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814341582
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In this revised pictorial history of the Detroit Tigers, William M. Anderson highlights the greatest players and moments in Tiger
history. The Detroit Tigers begins with the team's membership in the National League 0881-1888) and covers its history through the 1998 season. Containing over 440 photographs, three- fourths of which are
new images, The Detroit Tigers captures the traditions of baseball and fuses them with the memories of a beloved team.

Dr. William M. Anderson has recently retired following a thirty-three-year career in higher education during which he served aspresident of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, and West Shore Community College near Scottville, Michigan. Dr. Anderson is a baseball and CivilWar historian and has written/edited five booksand sixteen published articles. He has also completed many published interviews of Detroit Tiger players. Dr. Anderson is a pastpresident of the Historical Society of Michigan and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Humanities Council.

Nobody knows the Tigers the way Bill Anderson does, and he brings the team's rich history to life in this lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched chronicle. On every page, Tigers fans will find new delights to marvel at and striking new images to bring back memories of the team's glory years and of the players who wore the old English D with pride.

– Peter Morris, author of A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball and Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan

Detroit fans will cherish this book . . . A very attractive volume.

– The Sporting News

The book is a gem, the most comprehensive photographic history of the Tigers ever published.

– Lloyd Wallace, Ludington Daily News

Dr. Bill Anderson bats better than .644 in his fifth edition of his book The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History.

– David Bossick, Ludington Daily News

Enhanced with more than 500 carefully selected photographs, this newly updated fifth edition of The Detroit Tigers: A
Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History
vividly illustrates the history of major
league baseball in Detroit from 1881 through the 2014 season.

– Midwest Book Review

A must-read for any Tigers fan. The pictures alone give you goosebumps.

– Rob Parker, sports columnist at the Detroit News

From the corner of Michigan and Trumbull to frontage on Woodward Avenue, the Detroit Tigers have witnessed some of the greatest moments in baseball. Bill Anderson's updated pictorial history includes amazing photographs of these moments and the players, many of which have never before been published and all of which will be treasured by Tigers fans.

– Ernie Harwell, Hall of Fame baseball announcer and author of Tuned to Baseball and other books

Enhanced with hundreds of black-and-white photographs and notable player statistics, The Detroit Tigers is an ideal gift for any Tigers fan and is highly recommended for community library sports collections.

– Midwest Book Review

Bill Anderson, one of Michigan’s premier authorities on the history of Detroit Tigers baseball, has topped his previous masterpiece on this subject with another marvelous collection of carefully selected photographs and an accurate summary history of big league baseball in the Motor city. All the great diamond heroes of Detroit’s past plus more than a few lesser known Tigers players are brought to life in the pages of this book. This volume is a ‘must’ for the library of any fan of Tigers baseball or of the game in general.

– Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century and the Baseball Memories series

Over five hundred carefully selected photographs, many of which have not been published before, complement commentary on the highlights and lowlights of each season. The new edition salutes the historic final season of baseball at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull and welcomes a new century of baseball at Comerica Park.

– Michigan History

One certainly does not have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the captivating photos (over 500 of them) [. . .] An impressive volume.

– Michigan Historical Review