For some Detroit Tigers, ascending into the big leagues was God’s blessing. To others, it was a descent into Hell.
The Detroit Tigers are nearing the start of another season in their storied history. The boys of Detroit have a rich history, with thousands of unique characters. The following article follows the story of three of the most unique ballplayers in Detroit Tigers history. This trio spent time not just wearing the orange colors of the Detroit Tigers, but also the orange jumpsuit in the prison system. Our own Jim Kramer takes a look at three Tigers players who were, at one point, prisoners.
Baseball fans sometimes look at major league players with envy and some with respect and adulation. Others with dismay.
First up is one of the most well-known Detroit Tigers of the 1960’s, pinch-hitter extraordinaire Gates Brown.