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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Since 1965, the Detroit Chapter of the BBWAA has handed out the "Tiger of the Year," award to the best player on the Tigers.
Starting with 3rd Baseman Don Wert, the list of players earning the TOTY is a who's who of Tigers greats, including Al Kaline, Ron LeFlore, Alan Trammell, Cecil Fielder, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, as my personal favorites, Bill Freehan (1967), and last year's winner, Matthew Boyd.
This year's award goes to Tigers third baseman turned first baseman, Jemier Candelario, who moved from the hot corner, across the diamond, after a season ending injury to starter C.J. Cron.
Jeimer came alive after a very slow start in 2020, having his best season in the Motor City, batting .297 ( with 52 hits in 55 games!) , cranking out 7 HRs, with 29 RBI.
9️⃣9️⃣1️⃣ Defensively, Jeimer committed just 3 errors in 319 chances at first base, a stellar .991 fielding percentage!
Even if it was just a couple of months, fans and management are certainly hoping that Candelario brings it with him in 2021.
🐯 If the Tigers bring back Cron, or sign another first baseman, Jeimer will head back to third, but if they feel like he can handle a 162 game grind at first, then the Tigers can look for another answer at third base... wouldn't Nolan Arenado look good in the Olde English D!
Congratulations to Jeimer on a most deserved Tiger of the Year Award!
Play BALL! 🐯⚾
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Fidrych led the American League in Earned Run Average, 2.34...as a rookie in 1976, thus earning himself a place on the Topps 1977 ERA Leaders card with former Cardinal pitcher John Denny, the National League ERA Leaders.
🐯⚾ I also chose this card because it has been immortalized by the great Gummy Arts.
I was absolutely mesmerized by Fidrych in '76, from his talking to the baseball, grooming the mound dirt, and thanking his teammates after they made a great play in the field... everything that made him famous in the "Year of The Bird."
Fidrych started the 1976 All-Star Game for the A.L., would go on to win 19 games as a rookie in '76, pitching 24 complete games,winning the Rookie of the Year Award, as well as finishing 2nd in the MVP Award.
🤔 Do you know the pitcher who got the start as a rookie in 1977 because Fidrych got hurt?
🤔 Who would you like to see featured in an upcoming Tigers Card Tuesday post...what about Football Card Friday?
Just leave a comment below, and if I have a card of that player, I'll try and get it in a future post?
➡️➡️ The answer of the above question... Hall of Famer Jack Morris, who, frequently, on Tigers broadcasts, has mentioned that Joe that's how he got his first start in the big leagues.
Have a awesome day, and, as always, thanks for taking time to read my blog.
Play BALL! ⚾