From the author of ""The Final Season"" and ""The Road to Cooperstown"", this is a collection of essays, articles, and letters celebrating the great moments and personalities of Detroit's rich baseball history. The story of the Tigers, like that of Detroit itself, is one of resilience and patience. It's also a personal one: Detroit Tigers baseball has flowed through generations of families. The articles in this book capture those stories and the Tigers' spirit, tracing the franchise from 1902 up through the arrival of ""Pudge"" Rodriguez in 2004. With contributions from some of the greatest sports writers and athletes, as well as other local journalists and loyal fans, this entertaining volume charts the highs and lows of an extraordinary team.
Tom Stanton is the author of the Tiger Stadium memoir The Final Season, the only book to have won both the Casey and Elysian Fields Quarterly awards, given to the best baseball book of the year. He also wrote The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime, as well as Hank Aaron and the Home Run that Changed America.