Monthly Archives: August 2013

Happy birthday to Ted Williams!

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons via Baseball Digest The Splendid Splinter would have been 95 today. The new DVD of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (available here) has a great never before heard interview with him. Advertisements

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Hank and Miguel, Detroit’s fan favorites

As the Major League Baseball season draws to a close with Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers leading their division, The Detroit News took the time today to reflect on Cabrera and a Tigers superstar from days gone by, Hank … Continue reading

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Hank Greenberg as a tradition in a Boston sports fan’s family

In today’s Tablet Magazine, Steve Calechman tells a heartwarming story of father-son bonding over sports. A resident of Boston, Calechman’s enduring allegiance to Detroit’s teams came out of his father’s rooting for Hank Greenberg: I realize that sports is sometimes … Continue reading

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Cabrera joins ranks of great Tiger sluggers

Over the weekend, Miguel Cabrera socked his 40th home run. With his league-leading 120 RBIs, he’s become the first Tiger since Cecil Fielder to reach 40 home runs and 120 RBIs in back to back seasons and just the third … Continue reading

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Tigers’ Cabrera on pace to outdo his Triple Crown/MVP season

Could Miguel Cabrera make history and be the first player to win back to back Triple Crowns? It’s very possible, says ESPN’s Jay Stark. Miggy is on track to improve on his home run, RBI and batting average totals from … Continue reading

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Aviva Kempner & The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg @ SABR 43 in Philadelphia

Aviva Kempner with John Rosengren, Aug 1, 2013 I had the greatest time presenting at the annual SABR conference in Philadelphia on August 1st.  The conference allowed me to show over an hour of new extras added to The Life … Continue reading

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Indians’ unusual streak a good sign for their season

The Cleveland Indians are hot lately: winning 11 of their last 15 games has put them only a couple games behind the heavily favored Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. This impressive win-loss record might be best explained by … Continue reading

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