Tex Winter nearly changed Tigers’ 1st Draft

Before Gene Lamont became the Tigers' first-ever pick in the MLB Draft, he was headed to Kansas State to play baseball and basketball. He was going to play the latter for Winter, who took the Wildcats to the Final Four in 1964.… Read More
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V-Mart improved on, off field because of fans

The tears were flowing out of Victor Martinez's eyes as his teammates encouraged him to say a few words during Saturday's pregame ceremony noting his final Major League game. As he took the microphone and gathered himself, he saved his few words for the fans that were on their feet to honor his career.… Read More
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V-Mart singles in final AB, walks off to ovation

Martinez went out on his own terms, both in Saturday's 5-4 Tigers win and in his career. Despite a week remaining in the season, he wanted Saturday to be his last game, because he wanted to end his career in front of the home fans.… Read More
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V-Mart to play final game on Saturday

The games have been going by quickly for Victor Martinez ever since he confirmed earlier this summer he plans to retire at season's end. The way he wants to go out is to have Saturday's game be his last.… Read More
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V-Mart to be honored pregame Saturday

The Tigers will honor Martinez on Saturday in a ceremony prior to their 6:10 p.m. ET game against the Royals, celebrating the switch-hitter's seven-year Detroit tenure. Given the recent trend of Martinez being rested on day games after night games, Saturday could well be his final start at Comerica Park.… Read More
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