Michigan and the Great Lakes

The Detroit Tigers Reader

Tom Stanton, Editor
From the author of The Final Season and The Road to Cooperstown, a collection of essays, articles, and letters celebrating the great moments and personalities of Detroit's rich baseball history


The Detroit Tigers Reader celebrates the great moments and personalities of the city's rich baseball history.

The story of the Tigers—like the story of Detroit itself—is one of resilience and endurance. For baseball fans it's also an intensely personal one: Detroit Tigers baseball has flowed through the veins of generations of families.

The essays, articles, and letters in The Detroit Tigers Reader capture those stories and the essence of the Tigers' spirit, tracing the history of the team from its first game on April 25, 1901, up through the arrival of "Pudge" Rodriguez in 2004. With contributions from some of the greatest sportswriters and athletes, as well as local journalists and fans, The Detroit Tigers Reader charts the highs and lows of one of the most extraordinary and celebrated teams in baseball history.

Includes contributions from

  • Mitch Albom
  • Dave Anderson
  • Joseph Durso
  • Joe Falls
  • Hank Greenberg
  • Ernie Harwell
  • Al Kaline
  • Mike Lupica
  • Grantland Rice
  • Damon Runyon
  • Babe Ruth
  • Neal Shine

Tom Stanton has been a journalist for nearly thirty years—and a Detroit Tigers fan for many more. His memoir of Tiger Stadium, The Final Season, is the only book to have won both the Casey and Elysian Fields Quarterly Awards, which are given to the best baseball book of the year. He is also the author of The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime and Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America.

Praise / Awards

  • “In The Detroit Tigers Reader, the players we grew up with, and the pivotal moments in Tigers history that we’ve lived, are captured by some of the best writers around. A must-have for any Tigers fan.”
    —Dan Dickerson, Tigers broadcaster

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Copyright © 2005, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 216pp.
  • 45 B&W photographs.
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  • Paper
  • 2005
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  • 978-0-472-03017-0

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  • $18.95 U.S.

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