Sunday, October 15, 2006

More Tigers/World Series

I had forgotten until some time last week that the 1968 Series (the first one I actually remember) was Tigers/Cards. Wonder if St. Louis will beat the Mets ... and history will repeat itself? (That's Cards' pitcher Bob Gibson mentioned in the headline). Lolich hit the first and only home run of his Major League career in Game 2, and was World Series MVP.

"I guess you could say I'm the redemption of the fat man. A guy will be watching me on TV and see that I don't look in any better shape than he is. 'Hey Maude,' he'll holler, 'Get a load of this guy and he's a twenty-game winner.' " - Mickey Lolich

'68 Series at Baseball Almanac

And, while we're at it, "The Roar of '84" (which became "The Dive of '85," something we will not speak of again) - Tigers vs. the San Diego Padres.

Kirk Gibson

World Series Clinching Home Run

'84 Series at Baseball Almanac

Of course, those winning seasons took place at Michigan & Trumbull.

Tiger Stadium


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lolich was one of my heroes in my baseball crazy youth. Perhaps it takes a southpaw to appreciate another. My favorite from that great '68 team was Al Kaline, but there were so many heroes -- Willie Horton, Jim Northrup, Mickey Stanley Norm Cash. Let's hope it's deja vu all over again, to quote a non Tiger!