Detroit Tigers: Fox Sports Detroit to Air Classic Games
If you are in a need of a baseball fix, don’t worry, Fox Sports Detroit has you covered with classic Detroit Tigers games.
The timetable for when baseball could return was reported by Jeff Passan would be May 13th. While that could change again, Fox Sports Detroit has provided some much-needed content alternatives for the next few weeks with airing classic championship games from all the Detroit sports teams.
Here are the games that will air starting at 8 pm on the following dates for games involving the Tigers:
Wednesday, April 8: The Last game at Tiger Stadium as the Tigers host the Royals. (original on-air date September 27, 1999)
Saturday, April 11: First game at Comerica Park as Seattle comes on to take on the Tigers (original on-air date April 12, 2000)
Sunday, April 19: 1984 World Series Game 1 Detroit on the road against the San Diego Padres (original on-air date October 9, 1984)
Games not included but would of great to see:
- Game 4 of the 2006 American League Championship Series where Magglio Ordonez hit the game-winner off Hudson Street that was aired on October 14.
- Frank Tanana outdueling Jimmy Key on the final day of the regular season on October 3rd, 1987. That game was on ABC so that could be the reason why that will not be broadcasted.
- Game 7 of the 1968 World Series in which Mickey Lolich outdueled Bob Gibson.
- This one has some significant value to me. The Tigers clinching a playoff berth in 2006. After watching some bad baseball for a decade and a half, this moment brought tears to my eyes.
If you are a fan of play by play action, Matt Shepard has joined in on the fun that Joe Buck and local broadcaster Neal Ruhl (he does one on getting the mail) has shared on Twitter with “Everyday Play by Play” in which he does play by play by request of normal, everyday life activities.