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For an Encore, Jack White Marries Onstage

Musician surprises girlfriend, families, and audience on his return to Detroit

(Newser) - Jack White did about everything he could to make his return to his hometown of Detroit a day to remember. To mark Opening Day, he played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Comerica Park on Friday before the Tigers won a walk-off thriller, the Detroit News reports. His new solo album,...

Rookie Likes His First Pitch
Rookie Likes
His First Pitch

Rookie Likes His First Pitch

Axil Baddoo homers in debut, touching off a parental celebration

(Newser) - "Let your family know you're getting your first start on Sunday," Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch told Axil Baddoo, the Free Press reports. That was a good call. Baddoo did play Sunday, smashing the first major league pitch he'd ever seen for a home run. It...

Hall of Famer Was a Tiger at 18, and for Life
Hall of Famer
Was a Tiger
at 18, and
for Life


Hall of Famer Was a Tiger at 18, and for Life

Al Kaline had 3,000 hits and won 10 Gold Gloves in right field

(Newser) - Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to the majors, he couldn't get past the security guards at Briggs Stadium. "I finally convinced them I was the guy who just signed...

Minor Leaguer Killed in Skateboard Accident

Chace Numata was 27

(Newser) - A sad day for the Detroit Tigers: Chace Numata, a catcher in his first season with the team's Double-A Erie affiliate, died Monday from injuries he suffered in a skateboarding accident Friday. Police say surveillance video showed the 27-year-old riding his skateboard through downtown Erie, Pa., around 2am on...

Founder of Little Caesars Dies at 87
Founder of
Little Caesars
Dies at 87

Founder of Little Caesars Dies at 87

Mike Ilitch also owned the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers

(Newser) - Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement...

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Contracted Zika

Francisco Rodriguez said he didn't feel like himself for 2 whole months

(Newser) - When he's not pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Francisco Rodriguez heads home for some R&R in his native Venezuela. But the 34-year-old came back from the last offseason with more than just memories: He contracted the Zika virus , and it wasn't pleasant, ESPN reports. For two entire...

Holocaust Survivor's MLB Dream to Come True

Hermina Hirsch to sing national anthem at Detroit Tigers game

(Newser) - Hermina Hirsch has sung the national anthem at weekly meetings of Holocaust survivors for decades, but she always dreamed of having a larger audience. Now she'll get her chance. After telling her family her dream of singing at an MLB game, a granddaughter reached out to the Detroit Tigers,...

One Industry Booming in Detroit? Pro Sports

While city goes broke, players and teams are flush with cash

(Newser) - It isn't all doom and gloom in Detroit. At least one industry is still making bank, reports the New York Times : Pro sports. The Tigers have the highest salaries in the league. The Lions recently offered their quarterback $53 million for another three years. And the Pistons just spent...

Ex-NFL Player Arrested Twice In One Day

Once for DUI, once for allegedly breaking into impound to get car back

(Newser) - Any out-of-work NFL player can get arrested for DUI. But it takes a special kind of dedication to get arrested 15 hours later for breaking into an impound lot in broad daylight in an attempt to get your car back. Titus Young allegedly has that dedication; police tell the Press ...

Tigers' Cabrera, Giants' Posey Are MVPs

They helped lead their teams to the World Series

(Newser) - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award today after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor. (Bleacher Report has a slide show with specifics here .)
  • Cabrera received 22 of

Giants Sweep Tigers, Win World Series

San Francisco beats Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants needed extra innings this time, but they beat the Detroit Tigers for the fourth straight game to sweep the World Series. Detroit made a game of it, and even led for the first time all series, but the Giants' Marco Scutaro hit a two-out single in...

Giants Go Up 3-0 in Series
 Giants Go Up  3-0 in Series 

Giants Go Up 3-0 in Series

San Francisco shuts out Detroit again

(Newser) - San Francisco moved to within one win of the championship by shutting down the Detroit Tigers once again tonight and taking a 3-0 lead in the World Series. The Giants won 2-0 for the second consecutive night, this time as the away team. Detroit just can't seem to get...

Giants Go Up 2-0 in Series
 Giants Go Up 2-0 in Series 

Giants Go Up 2-0 in Series

San Francisco beats Detroit 2-0

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 tonight to take a 2-0 World Series lead. Small ball decided the game, with a bunt in the 7th inning playing a big role in the first run and a sac fly...

Sandoval Slams 3 HRs as Giants Win Game One
 Sandoval Slams 
 3 HRs as Giants 
 Win Game 1 
world series

Sandoval Slams 3 HRs as Giants Win Game 1

San Francisco takes World Series opener at home against Detroit

(Newser) - Pablo Sandoval made this one easy for the San Francisco Giants. He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats as the Giants cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game One of the World Series tonight. Sandoval is just the fourth player in history to...

Baseball Rarity: Yankees Get Swept by Tigers

It wasn't even close

(Newser) - It's a tough night to be a Yankees fan. The Detroit Tigers thumped the Yanks 8-1 tonight to sweep the ALCS and advance to the World Series. How bad was it?
  • The Yankees not only failed to win a game, they never even led one, points out the New

Jeter Out for Season as Yanks Lose Opener

Shortstop breaks ankle as Tigers win 6-4

(Newser) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees. A little grounder up the middle left Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt, screaming in pain. The Yankees had lost more than the...

Rare Feat: Miguel Cabrera of Tigers Wins Triple Crown

He wins batting, HR, and RBI titles; Yankees make the playoffs

(Newser) - Miguel Cabrera has won baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years, achieving one of the game's greatest feats. Cabrera topped the American League with a .330 batting average, and he also led the league with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. He is only the 15th player to...

Tigers Player Faces Hate Crime Charges

Delmon Young accused of shouting anti-Semitic remarks during fight

(Newser) - An outfielder for the Detroit Tigers was arrested in New York City early this morning and could be charged with a misdemeanor hate crime. Delmon Young, 26, was involved in the incident outside his hotel around 2:30am. The New York Post reports that a panhandler wearing a yarmulke was...

Texas Romps, Heads Back to World Series

Rangers rout Detroit 15-5 in Game 6 of ALCS

(Newser) - After waiting until their 50th season to reach their first World Series, the Texas Rangers are going right back. Nelson Cruz had one more big blast, Michael Young caught the final out long after hitting a pair of doubles in one of the highest-scoring postseason innings ever and the Rangers...

Rangers Tame Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Opener

Verlander and Co. can't get it done in rain-delayed game

(Newser) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander—and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace. "If anywhere in the country has a drought, just bring me in and I'll fix that," Verlander said...

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