Monday, November 2, 2009

#605 Craig Paquette 2002-2003


Paquette's importance goes beyond sheer numbers. He is versatile defensive player who can also come up big on offense.

#591 Randy O'Neal 1984-1986


Emerged as Tigers' No. 5 starter in '85 after starting the season at Nashville...In one of the best deals they never made, Tigers almost traded him to Giants in winter of '84...Played collegiate baseball at U. of Florida.

#591 Randy O'Neal 1984-1986


Drafted by Tigers #1 (Special) - June, 1981

#591 Randy O'Neal 1984-1986


Drafted by Tigers #1 (Special) - June, 1981

#576 Matt Nokes 1986-1990


Acquired: Traded from Giants to Tigers 10/7/85 with P Dave LaPoint and P Eric King for P Juan Berenguer, P Scott Medvin and C Bob Melvin.

#576 Matt Nokes 1986-1990


#575 C. J. Nitkowski 1995-1996, 1999-2001


C. J. began the 2000 season in the Tigers' rotation making 11 starts.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

#569 Jim Nettles 1974


Jim and his brother, Graig, has the distinction of hitting homers in same game on opposing teams as Yankees defeated the Tigers, 10-7, September 14, 1974

Saturday, October 31, 2009

#561 Mike Munoz 1991-1993


Drafted by the Dodgers #3 - June, 1986. Acquired via trade 9-30-90.
Mike was a First Team Division II All-American at Cal Poly - Pomona.

#554 Jim Morrison 1987-1988


Traded from Pirates to Tigers 8-7-87 for 3B-OF Darnell Coles. Played collegiate baseball at Georgia Southern.

#509 Lance McCullers 1990


Traded to Tigers from the Yankees 1990

#505 Milt May 1976-1979


Drafted by the Pirates #10 - June 1968. Signed orginally as a 3rd baseman.

#505 Milt May 1976-1979

Traded to the Tigers December 1975. Son of former Phillies 3rd baseman Pinky May.

#494 Mike Maroth 2002-2007


Maroth made his Major League debut June 8 againts he phillies and came away with a no-decision despite hurling seven shutout innings. He allowed seven hits, and only one went for extra bases.

#488 Phil Mankowski 1976-1979


Drafted by Tigers #9 - June, 1970. Son of Ben Mankowski, 1st baseman in Brooklyn Dodgers organzaiton, 1940.

#444 Wilfredo Ledezma 2003-2007


Ledezma's impressive reaction to pitching directly out of A-ball stamps him as one to watch. A reliever now, his future is probably as a starter.

Friday, October 30, 2009

#428 Lerrin LaGrow 1970-1975


The Tigers sixth choice in the free-agent draft of June, 1969, Lerrin signed after his junior year at Arizona State where he led the Sun Devils to the 1969 NCAA Championship with a 2-year 19-1 college record.

#469 Torey Lovullo 1988-1989

Torey, an '87 All America at UCLA, is a fine defensive infielder.

#407 Steve Kemp 1977-1981


Drafted by the Tigers #1 - Jan 1976

#407 Steve Kemp 1977-1981


#410 John Kiely 1991-1993


Acquired as an undrafted amateur free angent 9-7-97

#403 Mick Kelleher 1981-1982

Released by the Cubs after the 1880 season and caught on with the Tigers as a free agent.

Has a political science degree from the University of Puget Sound

#920 Tim Kalita


#424 Kurt Knudsen 1992-1994


Drafted by the Tigers #9 June 1988

#413 Eric King 1986-1988, 1992


traded from Giants to Tigers 10-7-95 with P Dave LaPoint and C Matt Nokes for P Juan Berenguer and C Bob Melvin.

#339 John Hiller 1965-1980


Signed by the Tigers in 1962 prior to draft. Signed as a Free Agent 6-16-62

#337 Bobby Higginson 1995-2005




Higginson is the type of player who can help his team in the field, at the plate or on the base paths.

#332 Willie Hernandez 1984-1989



Let Tigers in save in 1985 for the 2nd straight season

#305 Shane Halter 2000-2003


Shane lettered in baseball, football, basketball, track and golf at Hooks (TX) High School.

#272 Greg Gohr 1993-1996


July 29, 1991 Greg tossed his finest pro game: a 2-hit, 15-strikeout masterpiece for Toledo in a 2-0 defeat of Syracuse.

Monday, October 26, 2009

#134 Phil Clark 1992

Phil Clark
Phillip Benjamin Clark

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1986.

Debut: May 27, 1992
Final Game: April 30, 1996

Relatives: Brother of Jerald Clark

#460 Filipe Lira 1995-1997, 1999


Felipe Lira
Antonio Felipe Lira
Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1990.
Debut: April 27, 1995
Final Game: May 21, 2001

#7 Doyle Alexander 1987-1989


Doyle Lafayette Alexander

Debut: June 26, 1971
Final Game: September 27, 1989

August 12, 1987: Traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Detroit Tigers for John Smoltz.

October 24, 1988: Granted Free Agency.

January 13, 1989: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.

Doyle, a well-travelled finesse pitcher who does his best pitching in September, was picked up by the Tigers on August 12 to help them in their 1987 East title drive. Help them he did with an impressive 9-0 record.

#18 Matt Anderson 1998 - 2003

Matthew Jason Anderson

Schools: Rice University
Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed December 23, 1997.
Debut: June 25, 1998
Final Game: July 1, 2005

#33 Skeeter Barnes 1991 - 1994




Skeeter Barnes

William Henry Barnes



Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Debut: September 6, 1983

Final Game: June 20, 1994


January 21, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.


March 28, 1994: Released by the Detroit Tigers.


April 3, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.


Got this one when I sent a request 4/13/04 and received on 6/26/04 - it took 74 days to recieve from his home.


In 1990, Skeeter became the all-time hit leader at Triple-A Nashville, breaking the record of yankee Manager Buck Showalter.

#33 Skeeter Barnes 1991- 1994




Skeeter Barnes
William Henry Barnes


Schools: University of Cincinnati
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th round of the 1978 amateur draft.

Debut: September 6, 1983
Final Game: June 20, 1994


January 21, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.


March 28, 1994: Released by the Detroit Tigers.


April 3, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.


Got this one when I sent a request 4/13/04 and received on 6/26/04 – it took 74 days to recieve from his home.
Played 6 defensive positions + DH in each of last 3 seasons....Spent 14 years in minors (with 109 scattered NL at-bats), then HRd' in 1st AL at-bat 6/14/91.

#33 Skeeter Barnes 1991 - 1994

William Henry "Skeeter" Barnes School:University of Cincinnati Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th round of the 1978 amateur draft. Debut: September 6, 1983 Final Game: June 20, 1994 January 21, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers March 28, 1994: Released by the Detroit Tigers April 3, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers Got this one when I sent a request 4/13/04 and received on 6/26/04 – it took 74 days to recieve from his home.

#38 Trey Beamon 1998

Trey Beamon
Clifford Beamon

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round of the 1992 amateur draft.Signed July 1, 1992.
Debut: August 4, 1996
Final Game: September 27, 1998

November 19, 1997: Traded by the San Diego Padres with Tim Worrell to the Detroit Tigers for Ryan Balfe (minors), Dan Miceli and Donne Wall.

December 11, 1998: Released by the Detroit Tigers.

#46 Juan Berenguer 1982 - 1985




Juan Berenguer

Juan Bautista Berenguer


Signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1975.

Debut: August 17, 1978

Final Game: October 4, 1992


April 4, 1982: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.

October 7, 1985: Traded by the Detroit Tigers with a player to be named later and Bob Melvin to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later, Eric King, Dave LaPoint and Matt Nokes. The Detroit Tigers sent Scott Medvin (December 11, 1985) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

Switched from reliever to Tigers' starting rotation in May of '83

#46 Juan Berenguer 1982- 1985


Juan Berenguer
Juan Bautista Berenguer
Signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1975.
Debut: August 17, 1978
Final Game: October 4, 1992
April 4, 1982: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
October 7, 1985: Traded by the Detroit Tigers with a player to be named later and Bob Melvin to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later, Eric King, Dave LaPoint and Matt Nokes. The Detroit Tigers sent Scott Medvin (December 11, 1985) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.
Switched from reliever to Tigers' starting rotation in May of '83

#47 Dave Bergman 1984 - 1992

Dave Bergman
David Bruce Bergman

Schools: Illinois State University

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1974 amateur draft.

Debut: August 26, 1975

Final Game: October 4, 1992

March 24, 1984: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Willie Hernandez to the Detroit Tigers for Glenn Wilson and John Wockenfuss.

November 4, 1988: Granted Free Agency.

December 7, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.

November 8, 1991: Granted Free Agency.

December 10, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.

#55 Jack Billingham 1978-1980


Signed by the Dodgers 1961 prior to draft - Acquired by Tigers in a trade with the Reds 3-6-78

#76 Ed Brinkman 1971- 1974


#81 Tom Brookens 1979-1988


Drafted by Tigers #1 January 1975.

His cousin, Ike Brookens , was a Tigers pitcher

#81 Tom Brookens 1979-1988

Tom is a versatile part-timer who can fill in ably at third, second and short (he even caught five innings in an emergency in '85) or operates the designated hitter against lefthanders.

#85 Gates Brown 1963-1975


#180 John DeSilva 1993


#187 John Doherty 1992- 1995


Aquired: Tigers 19th pick in 1989 June draft.

Was 3rd in NY-Penn League with 14 saves in '89. Graduated from Concordia College

1990 Star Lakeland Tigers - played 1989 Niagara Falls

#187 John Doherty 1992- 1995


Doherty started the 1993 season on fire, crafting a 3-1 mark in April behind a 2.09 ERA. He went on to finish his sophomore season with a team-leading 14 triumphs