major league baseball http://michiganradio.org en Detroit's Max Scherzer wins the AL Cy Young award http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-max-scherzer-wins-al-cy-young-award <p>Detroit Tigers pitcher <a href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml">Max Scherzer</a> easily won <a href="http://mlb.si.com/2013/11/13/max-scherzer-clayton-kershaw-cy-young/">the American League Cy Young Award </a>Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>The award honors the best pitcher in Major League Baseball this year. Scherzer led the major leagues with 21 victories this season.</p><p></p><p>Scherzer gave credit to his Detroit Tigers teammates.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:45:21 +0000 Steve Carmody 15276 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's Max Scherzer wins the AL Cy Young award Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-manager-jim-leyland-steps-aside <p><strong>Update 2:00 p.m.</strong></p><p>Here's the <a href="http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9858387">video from the press conference</a>:</p><p><script src="http://player.espn.com/player.js?playerBrandingId=4ef8000cbaf34c1687a7d9a26fe0e89e&adSetCode=91cDU6NuXTGKz3OdjOxFdAgJVtQcKJnI&pcode=1kNG061cgaoolOncv54OAO1ceO-I&width=320&height=240&externalId=espn:9858387&thruParam_espn-ui[autoPlay]=false&thruParam_espn-ui[playRelatedExternally]=true"></script></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">11:30 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's official. <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/det/jim-leyland-stepping-down-as-detroit-tigers-manager?ymd=20131021&amp;content_id=63201648&amp;vkey=news_det">Jason Beck writes for MLB.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Tigers, and he will announce his decision today at a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET at Comerica Park ...</p><p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.3em; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The decision ends Leyland's eight-year tenure leading the team he grew up with, first as a Minor League catcher and then as a manager in its farm system. This season was his 50th in professional baseball, 22 of them managing at the big league level, the last eight in Detroit.</p></blockquote><p><strong>10:36 a.m.</strong></p><p>It's not official yet, but talk radio and Twitter are buzzing about the expected announcement that Tigers manager Jim Leyland will announce his <strike>retirement</strike>&nbsp;decision at an 11:30 press conference this morning.</p><p>This from <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9857689/detroit-tigers-manager-jim-leyland-return-reports-say">ESPN.com</a>:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Jim Leyland won't return as manager of the Detroit Tigers&nbsp;next season, a decision the team will announce in a Monday morning news conference, according to multiple reports.</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Here's how the news broke on Twitter:</span></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Tigers holding an 11:30 am presser. Trying to track down rumblings that Jim Leyland may be announcing his retirement.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392282658753220608">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sources telling our <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMazawey">@TomMazawey</a> that Leyland informed team of his decision to retire on the flight home from Boston.</p>— Detroit Sports 1051 (@DSports1051) <a href="https://twitter.com/DSports1051/statuses/392284162625138689">October 21, 2013</a></blockquote><p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p><p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek will be at the news conference this morning.</p><p><em>*The headline for this story changed when the information was confirmed by MLB.com. Early reports used the word "retirement." He says he's taking another position with the Tigers, hence the strikethrough above.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:00:07 +0000 Mark Brush 14921 at http://michiganradio.org Tigers manager Jim Leyland steps aside The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-jim-leyland-numbers <p><em><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">"I hope you enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed you." - Jim Leyland in a statement to fans</span></font></em></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="line-height: normal;">Here are some of the significant numbers from Leyland's career as an MLB manager (<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201310/Jim_Leyland_Announces_Retirement.pdf">numbers from the Detroit Tigers</a>):</span></font></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Mark Brush 14923 at http://michiganradio.org The Tigers' Jim Leyland by the numbers Red Sox slam Tigers again, ending Detroit's season http://michiganradio.org/post/red-sox-slam-tigers-again-ending-detroits-season <p>BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.<br /><br />Shane Victorino launched a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Red Sox past the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Victorino's home run came on an 0-2 pitch and followed an error by shortstop Jose Iglesias to load the bases.<br /> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:34:02 +0000 The Associated Press 14910 at http://michiganradio.org Red Sox slam Tigers again, ending Detroit's season The Detroit Tigers are heading home after splitting two games with Boston in the ALCS http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-are-heading-home-after-splitting-two-games-boston-alcs <p>The Detroit Tigers split the first two games of their American League Conference Series with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.</p><p>It looked like the Tigers were going to win both games over the weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, the Tigers defeated the Red Sox 1 to 0 in Game One.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 04:15:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 14829 at http://michiganradio.org The Detroit Tigers are heading home after splitting two games with Boston in the ALCS Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-win-game-5-oakland-will-play-boston-american-league-championship-series <p>The Detroit Tigers are on their way to the American League Championship series.</p><p>The Tigers defeated the Oakland A&rsquo;s last night to win their American League Division Series playoff. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander dominated last night&rsquo;s game in Oakland.</p><p>Verlander struck out 10 Oakland batters on the way to a 3-0 Tigers win.&nbsp;</p><p>The Tigers will now play the Boston Red Sox for the right to play in the World Series. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 03:46:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 14811 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers win Game 5 in Oakland, will play Boston in the American League Championship series Detroit Tigers win Game 4, the ALDS moves to Oakland for one game to decide the series http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-win-game-4-alds-moves-oakland-one-game-decide-series <p>The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland A&rsquo;s last night to force a deciding Game 5 in their baseball playoff series. &nbsp; The two teams will face off Thursday in Oakland.</p><p>Detroit baseball fans have been waiting for the Tigers offense to show itself during this playoff series against the Oakland A&rsquo;s. &nbsp;&nbsp;During first 3 games of the series, the Tigers scored a combined 6 runs.</p><p>Last night, it showed up.&nbsp; The Tigers erupted for eight runs.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 02:05:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14776 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers win Game 4, the ALDS moves to Oakland for one game to decide the series The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-host-oakland-baseball-playoff-game-today <p>The Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland A&rsquo;s in today&#39;s game three of their American League Division Series.</p><p>The teams are tied one-one in the best of five game series. The series has been marked by strong pitching and little scoring by both sides.</p><p>Tigers&rsquo; manager Jim Leyland says he would like to see his players produce more runs in this afternoon&rsquo;s game at Comerica Park.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:44:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14740 at http://michiganradio.org The Detroit Tigers host the Oakland A's in baseball playoff game today Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/jim-leyland-and-jim-schwartz-display-two-ways-celebrate-win-detroit <p>It&#39;s not exactly an apples to apples comparison.</p><p>The Detroit Tigers had just clinched a division title after a long season, and the Detroit Lions had simply won a game, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut&nbsp;the two different ways the head coaches of Detroit&#39;s major sports teams celebrate a win does show something about their personalities.</span></p><p>Here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Leyland moonwalk&quot; making the rounds online (You can scroll to 1:25 to see the moonwalk, but his heartfelt &#39;thank you&#39; to his players, staff, and fans is worth watching. - you can follow this <a href="http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;src=v5:share:sharepermalink:&amp;from=sharepermalink">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="270" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://hub.video.msn.com/embed/30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732/?vars=Y29uZmlnTmFtZT1zeW5kaWNhdGlvbnBsYXllciZsaW5rYmFjaz1odHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LmZveHNwb3J0c2RldHJvaXQuY29tJTJGJmxpbmtvdmVycmlkZTI9aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5mb3hzcG9ydHNkZXRyb2l0LmNvbSUyRnBhZ2VzJTJGdmlkZW8lM0Z2aWRlb2lkJTNEJTdCMCU3RCZjb25maWdDc2lkPU1TTlZpZGVvJm1rdD1lbi11cyZzeW5kaWNhdGlvbj10YWcmYnJhbmQ9RlNfRGV0cm9pdCZmcj1zaGFyZWVtYmVkLXN5bmRpY2F0aW9u" width="480">&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;A data-cke-saved-href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?videoid=30cac00e-dcc7-42f8-b3c9-bbd9fcd23732&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; target=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;_new&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; title=&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Video: Tigers clinch AL Central - Part 1&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/A&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And here&#39;s the &quot;Jim Schwartz headset throw&quot; going around the net (the Lions had just beaten the Washington Redskins - follow this <a href="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/190z5gcgks0wcgif/original.gif">link </a>if the video doesn&#39;t load below):</span></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSZstYvv5c</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maybe it&#39;s just <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXacL0Uny0">the difference between baseball and football</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">H/T to Tony Brown.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:27:26 +0000 Mark Brush 14618 at http://michiganradio.org Jim Leyland and Jim Schwartz display two ways to celebrate a win for Detroit MLB suspends Detroit Tigers' Peralta and other players today http://michiganradio.org/post/mlb-suspends-detroit-tigers-peralta-and-other-players-today <p><strong>Update 4:30 pm</strong></p><p>Jhonny Peralta&nbsp;said the following about his suspension in a press release this afternoon:</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.”</span></p><p>Additionally, the Detroit Tigers released the following statement on Peralta's suspension:</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:30:46 +0000 Mark Brush 13832 at http://michiganradio.org MLB suspends Detroit Tigers' Peralta and other players today Each Tiger gets $284,275.50 for American League pennant http://michiganradio.org/post/each-tiger-gets-28427550-american-league-pennant <p>Some dream of the Powerball,&nbsp; others live the Powerball.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121126/FREE/121129925/major-league-baseball-announces-2012-postseason-revenue#">Crain's Detroit Business</a>:</p><blockquote><p>For winning the American League pennant, each of the Detroit Tigers will get $284,274.50 as his share of postseason revenue.</p><p>Each member of the World Series-winning San Francisco Giants, who swept the Tigers in the fall classic, will get $377,002.64.</p><p>The numbers, which are pretax, were provided this morning by Major League Baseball. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:59:07 +0000 Mark Brush 10063 at http://michiganradio.org Each Tiger gets $284,275.50 for American League pennant Spirit of Detroit suits up for the Tigers, Bing talks trash http://michiganradio.org/post/spirit-detroit-suits-tigers-bing-talks-trash <p>This photo was tweeted out by Matt Helms, City Hall reporter for the Detroit Free Press.</p><p>Helms writes in today's <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121024/SPORTS02/121024046/Detroit-mayor-Bing-talks-trash-San-Francisco-mayor-says-Tigers-will-win-World-Series">Detroit Free Press</a> that Mayor Bing has been trash talking with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.</p><p>The two have made a wager, writes Helms, "the losing mayor has to visit the other team’s city to participate in a day of service for youth and youth programs."</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:18:56 +0000 Mark Brush 9606 at http://michiganradio.org Spirit of Detroit suits up for the Tigers, Bing talks trash Tigers manager Jim Leyland 'the bridge' to Detroit's past http://michiganradio.org/post/tigers-manager-jim-leyland-bridge-detroits-past <p>The odds makers are picking the Detroit Tigers, but the San Francisco Giants are a loose bunch.</p><p>They fought off three elimination games on their way to the World Series... twice.</p><p>Here's one statistic NPR's Tom Goldman pointed out this morning:</p><blockquote><p>"Three times in the past in World Series when a team that's swept its way into the Series, like Detroit did, played a team that went the full seven games, like the Giants did, the team that went seven won every time."</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:23:13 +0000 Mark Brush 9594 at http://michiganradio.org Tigers manager Jim Leyland 'the bridge' to Detroit's past Next Stop, The World Series: Tigers rout Yankees 8-1 for 4-game ALCS sweep http://michiganradio.org/post/next-stop-world-series-tigers-rout-yankees-8-1-4-game-alcs-sweep <p>DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series.<br><br>Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a four-run fourth inning against CC Sabathia, who was unable to prevent the Yankees from getting swept in a postseason series for the first time in 32 years.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:21:23 +0000 The Associated Press 9532 at http://michiganradio.org Next Stop, The World Series: Tigers rout Yankees 8-1 for 4-game ALCS sweep Baseball: 'I can't come out to play! It's raining out!' Why not? http://michiganradio.org/post/baseball-i-cant-come-out-play-its-raining-out-why-not <p>Last night's rain delay of Game 4 of the ALCS reminded me of one of my all-time-favorite George Carlin bits....</p><p>...the differences between football and baseball.</p><p>"Football is played in any kind of weather... rain, sleet, snow, hail, mud. Can't read the numbers on the field, can't read the yard markers, can't read the players numbers... the struggle will continue.</p><p>In baseball, if it rains, we don't come out to play!"</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-638Vd6Hteg</p><p>So why can't baseball be played in the rain?</p><p>I found <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/game_preliminaries_3.jsp">the rules</a> that outline how a game is called (by the home team manager during the regular season, and by the league in a championship series).</p><p>But not <em>why </em>it's called.</p><p><a href="http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_don%27t_baseball_players_play_in_the_rain">This explanation</a> seemed to explain it well enough.</p><p>Rain affects the game of baseball differently because "it's a game of precision":</p><blockquote><p>As a result, heavy rain makes the ball extremely hard to grip. This actually harms the team on defense dramatically more than the team on offense. If a pitcher is unable to grip the ball, he will throw erratically and will have to significantly slow his pitches. As a result, the batting team will be at a great advantage as it is not significantly harder to swing a bat or run on a dirt track in the rain.</p></blockquote><p>When it's raining, the advantage goes to the offense.</p><p>Runs could be scored in bunches while the defense struggles to get three outs. Once an inning does end, the rain might let up, and the opposing team would no longer have the same advantage.</p><p>That makes sense to me. Although it does seem like it would be hard to slog through the mud to get on base.</p><p>How does this explanation sit with you? Are there any other explanations that you know of? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:16:44 +0000 Mark Brush 9517 at http://michiganradio.org Baseball: 'I can't come out to play! It's raining out!' Why not? Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wins MLB's first 'Triple Crown' in 45 years http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-miguel-cabrera-wins-mlbs-first-triple-crown-45-years <p>Miguel Cabrera&nbsp;won baseball's rare "Triple Crown" tonight after finishing up the regular season in Kansas City.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">That means he led the American League in home runs (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">44</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">), batting average (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">.330</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">), and runs batted in (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">139</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">).</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">It's been&nbsp;45 years since the last player, Carl Yastrzemski, won the Triple Crown while in Boston.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; "><a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8458298/detroit-tigers-miguel-cabrera-wins-first-triple-crown-1967">The Associated Press</a> reports Cabrera is the&nbsp;15th player in Major League Baseball history to achieve the feat. Others on the list include Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams.</p><blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Cabrera's milestone wasn't official until the Yankees pinch hit for&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/6125/curtis-granderson" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Curtis Granderson</a>&nbsp;in their game against the&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/_/name/bos/boston-red-sox" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Boston Red Sox</a>. Granderson had homered twice to reach 43 for the year, tied with the Rangers'&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/4652/josh-hamilton" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Josh Hamilton</a>&nbsp;and one shy of Cabrera.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Cabrera went 0 for 2 against the Royals before leaving in the fourth inning to a standing ovation. He finished the regular season with a .330 average, four points better the Angels'&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30836/mike-trout" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Mike Trout</a>, his biggest competition for MVP. Cabrera was the runaway leader with 139 RBIs.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Congrats are pouring in to Cabrera on his achievement, who is on the short list for the MLB's MVP award (the award the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander won last year).</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 03:42:34 +0000 Mark Brush 9355 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wins MLB's first 'Triple Crown' in 45 years Detroit Tigers sign contract extensions with manager Jim Leyland, general manager David Dombrowski http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-sign-contract-extensions-manager-jim-leyland-general-manager-david-dombrowski <p>The Detroit Tigers today announced contract extension for manager Jim Leyland and general manager David Dombrowski.&nbsp;&nbsp; Leyland received a one year extension.&nbsp; Dombrowski&nbsp;got a four year extension.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:32:42 +0000 Steve Carmody 3651 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers sign contract extensions with manager Jim Leyland, general manager David Dombrowski