Detroit Tigers Yearbooks and Publications. Ever since the city was granted its first major-league team, the Wolverines in 1881, Detroit baseball fans have packed the parks to loyally cheer for their favorite sluggers at the plate. Big Dan Brouthers helped the Detroit ball club win its first National League pennant with 12 home runs, 101 RBIs, and a league-leading 153 runs scored in 1887. Twenty years later, a rookie named Ty Cobb, at the start of a hall-of-fame career, led the league in batting and the Tigers to three successive American League pennants. Hank Greenberg, Rudy York, and Al Kaline joined the ranks of Motor City sluggers in the coming decades who thrilled fans with the long ball in pennant race after exciting pennant race. Written from the perspective of an old-time fan, Detroit Sluggers: The First 75 Years is a fun read for any Motor City baseball enthusiast. Author Bio: Mark Rucker is a longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research. His collection of vintage baseball images, part of the vast Rucker Archives, wonderfully illustrates this volume throughout. He is the author of several Images of Baseball titles, including Chicago Aces, Chicago Sluggers, New York Aces, and New York Sluggers.
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