Detroit Tigers: Alan Trammell and Jack Morris inducted into the Hall of Fame
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The Detroit Tigers saw two former players join the Hall of Fame on Sunday. Alan Trammell and Jack Morris joined the Cooperstown ranks as they were part of this years Hall of Fame Class. Mitch Albom, special to the Detroit Free Press, writes that Trammell and Morris always belonged in Cooperstown.
Also at the Free Press, Anthony Fenech had a chance to spend Hall of Fame weekend with the 1984 Detroit Tigers. According to Fenech, the weekend didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of interesting stories to go around about the past.
Many Tigers fans have expressed frustration at Lou Whitaker not being in the same class as Trammell. Luckily, Trammell dedicated part of his induction speech to Sweet Lou. Whitaker and Trammell were a deadly combo when they played together. They were arguably one of the all-time great duos in baseball history.
Kirkland Crawford writes about what it’ll take for Lout Whitaker to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Whitaker being the next inductee for the Tigers would make up for the injustice of not being in the same class as Trammell.
The trade deadline is roughly thirty-six hours away. The Tigers have yet to make any trade, which has worried some Tigers fans. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, writes that the Tigers chances of making a deal has slipped in the current market.
Evan Woodbery, of MLive, looks at whether the Tigers will actually make a deal if the deadline approaches. Given the DL stints and other factors it seems hard to tell if they will. The Oakland Athletics could be a trade partner for the Tigers writes Athletics Nation. That matches with a post we wrote a while back. Meanwhile, our own Andy Patton explored a Shane Greene to Pittsburgh trade.