MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs: Larry Doby

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs

Welcome to another MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs post. Today we are going to be going over how to complete the Larry Doby program. Once you complete this program, you can put the program souvenir into the Ken Griffey Jr. Immortals program. To stay updated on future posts, like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. You can view all of the MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs posts here. And click the link below to purchase MLB The Show 18.

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs Walkthrough

1. Center Fielder Programs

First, you will have to do the Michael Saunders, Danny Santana, and Drew Stubbs programs. I do not know how you complete these programs, but you can find them by scrolling down to the Center Fielders tab in the programs section of Diamond Dynasty. They usually involve trading in some players of the program’s position, so for this one center field, and then doing some stats with a card they give you. Completing each of these gives you 5 percent in the Larry Doby program. Running Total: 15

2. 76 Impact Veteran Doby

Next, you will need to redeem the 76 overall Larry Doby from the program. Then you need to get 2 RBI in one game with this card in any DD game besides casual, play with friends, and extra innings. This will give you 10 percent. Running Total: 25

3. Allstar Outfielders

Next, you will need to complete some stats with Allstar outfielder cards. You will need to get 110 runs, 25 home runs, and 102 RBI with them. This can be done in any mode besides casual, play with friends, and extra innings. I would suggest having your entire outfield Allstar cards when you are trying to complete this mission. This will give you 20 percent. Running Total: 45

4. 80 Rookie Doby

Now, redeem the 80 overall Larry Doby from the program. Then there will be 2 different sets of stats that you need to complete. They will give you 10 percent each. Running Total: 65

5. Exchange Left Field and Right Field

Now, you will need to trade in 35k value of Live Series Left Fielders and Right Fielders. Make sure that you do not trade in any good cards, like gold or diamonds. Instead, just trade in a bunch of bronzes. This will give you 5 percent. Running Total: 70

6. Jersey Exchange

Now, you will need to exchange 4k value of Tigers, Indians, and White Sox jerseys. You might need to trade some jerseys more than once. This gives you another 5 percent in the program. Running Total: 75

7. Hat Exchange

Next, you need to exchange 1k value of Tigers, Indians, and White Sox hats. Once again, you may need to trade in some hats more than once. After completing this, you will get another 5 percent. Running Total: 80

8. 90 All-Star Doby

Finally, you can redeem the 90 overall Lary Doby.  There will be some stats that you will need to complete with this card, and then you will be done with the program. You can now put the program souvenir into the Ken Griffey Jr. Immortals program! Running Total: 100

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs: Paul Molitor

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs

Welcome to another post in the MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs series. Today we ae going to be going over how to get the Paul Molitor program done. The program souvenir that you get after completing the program can be put into the Albert Pujols Immortals program. To stay updated on future posts, like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. You can view all of the MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs posts here. You can also click one of the links below to purchase MLB The Show 18:

MLB The Show Paul Molitor Walkthrough

1. First Basemen Programs

First, you need to do the Kennys Vargas and Sean Rodriguez programs. Heres how you do them.

Kennys Vargas Program

For this program, you need to get 2 hits, a double, and 2 RBI in one game with Rookie Flashback Kennys Vargas, which you get at the start of this program. Then you need to exchange 500 value of Live Series first basemen. Then you need to a Twins road hat and a Twins road jersey.

Sean Rodriguez Program

First you need to get 2 hits and 2 runs with Impact Veteran Sean Rodriguez, which you get at the start of this program. Then you need to exchange 500 of Live Series first basemen value. Finally, you need to exchange a Pirates home hat and road jersey.

Doing these two programs will give you 5 percent each in the Molitor program. Running Total: 10

2. 3 Program Souvenir

This is a program that is not in the game yet and will be added later in the year. Once it is added look at how to complete it, and then you will get another 5 percent. Running Total: 15

3. Impact Veteran Molitor

Now you can unlock the 74 overall Impact Veteran Paul Molitor. You will now see certain stats that you need to accomplish with this card, and once you complete these stats you will get another 10 percent in the program. Running Total: 25

4. Impact Veteran Molitor Part 2

Also with the 74 overall Molitor, you will need to do another set of stats that you will see once you get this card. It will give you 30 percent! Running Total: 55

5. Exchange 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Now you will need to exchange a total of 35K value of Live Series first basemen, second basemen, and third basemen. Once you do this you will get another 5 percent. Running Total: 60

6. Jersey Exchange

Next, you need to exchange 4k value of Brewers, Blue Jays, and Twins jerseys. You made need to trade some cards more than once. You will get another 5 percent for doing this. Running Total: 65

7.  Rookie Molitor

You can now get the 78 overall Rookie Molitor. You will see stats that you have to accomplish with this card, and once you complete them you will get another 15 percent. Running Total: 80

8. Hat Exchange

Much like the jersey exchange, you will need to trade in hats from the Brewers, Blue Jays, and Twins. However, you only need 1k value. You still might need to buy some and trade them in more than once. This will give you another 5 percent. Running Total: 85

9. All-Star Molitor

Now you can get the 91 overall All-Star Paul Molitor. You will have to complete some more stats with this card, and then you will get the final 15 percent of the program done. Now you can put the program souvenir into the Albert Pujols Immortals program! Running Total: 100

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs: Gary Carter

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Welcome to another post in our MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs series. Today we are going to be breaking down the Gary Carter program. Completing this program will allow you to put the program souvenir into the Mike Piazza Immortals program. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. For all of my MLB The Show Career Arc posts, click here. To purchase MLB The Show 18, please click below:

1. Catcher Programs

First of you will need to do the Derek Norris and Jarred Saltalamacchia programs. Heres how to do each of those.

Derrek Norris Program

For this, you need tally 2 hits in one game with Allstar Derek Norris, which you get at the start of this program. Then you need to exchange 500 value of Live Series catchers and exchange an Athletics road jersey and Athletics road hat.

Jarred Saltamacchia Program

For this program, you need to tally one home run, 3 hits, and 2 RBI with Impact Veteran Saltamacchia, which you get at the start of the program. Next, you need to exchange 500 catcher value, and exchange a Red Sox home hat and a Red Sox road jersey.

You then put the program souvenirs for each of these programs into the Gary Carter program, and they give you 5 percent each. Running Total: 10

2. 78 Rookie Gary Carter

Now you can unlock the 78 Rookie Carter. You will need to complete the stats that you can see once you get this card, and once you do those stats you will get another 15 percent. Running Total: 25

3. Catcher Stats

Now, you need to get 30 RBI with catchers in any DD game modes besides casual, play with friends, and extra innings. This will give you another 30 percent in the program. Running Total: 55

4. 3 Program Souvenir

You will need to complete this program once it comes out, but it has not been released into the game yet. Once it is, look at the program and complete it to get another 5 percent in the Gary Carter program. Running Total: 60

5. 84 Impact Veteran Gary Carter

Now you can unlock the 84 overall Impact Veteran Carter. You will need to complete to stats that show up once you acquire this card, and then you will get another 10 percent once you complete those stats. Running Total: 70

6. Exchange Catchers

Next, you need to exchange 35k value of Live Series catchers. Make sure you do not exchange very good cards because you cannot get these cards back. This gives you another 5 percent. Running Total: 75

7. Exchange Jerseys

Now you need to exchange 4k value of jerseys from the Mets, Nationals/Expos, Giants, and Dodgers. You might need to exchange some jerseys more than once. You will get another 5 percent from doing this. Running Total: 80

8. Exchange Hats

You will need to exchange 1k value of hats from the Nationals (the successor to the Expos), Mets, Giants, and Dodgers. Once again you may need to exchange some more than once. This gives you another 5 percent. Running Total: 85

9. 92 Allstar Gary Carter

Now you will be able to redeem the 92 overall Carter. You will need to complete the stats that you can see once you get this card, and then you will get the final 15 percent of this program done. Now you can put this programs souvenir into the Mike Piazza Immortals program for MLB The Show! Running Total: 100

 

 

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs: Chase Utley

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs

Welcome back to another post in the MLB The Show 18 Carrer Arcs series, where we take a look at all of the Career Arc programs and how to get them.

Today we are going to be breaking down how to get the Chase Utley program done. Once you complete this, you will be able to put the program souvenir into the Jackie Robinson Immortals card.To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. All of my MLB The Show posts will be found here. To purchase the download code for MLB The Show 18, please click below:

1. Second Basemen Programs

To start, you will need to do the Brock Holt and Danny Espinosa second basemen programs. Heres how you do those.

Brock Holt Program 

To do the Holt program, you need to tally to runs and 2 hits in one game with Brock Holt’s Allstar card, which you get at the start of the program. Then, you need to exchange 500 value of second basemen, exchange 1 Red Sox home hat, and one Red Sox road jersey. This is how you complete the Holt program.

Danny Espinosa Program

For the Espinosa program, you need to tally 3 hits and 1 RBI with Rookie Neil Walker in one game. Once again, you get this card at the start of the program. Next, you need to exchange 500 value of second basemen, and a Nationals road hat and Nationals road jersey. Now you are done with this program.

Once you complete those 2 programs, you will put in the program souvenirs to get 5 percent for each. Running Total: 10

2. Rookie Chase Utley

At the start of the Utley program, you can instantly redeem the 72 Rookie Utley card. You need to get 3 hits with this card in any Diamond Dynasty mode besides casual, play with friends, and extra innings. This will give you another 10 percent in the program. Running Total: 20

3. Second Basemen Stats

Next, you will need to get 23 runs and 15 RBI with second basemen in any DD game besides casual, play with friends, or extra innings. This will give you another 25 percent in the program. Running Total: 45

4. 83 Impact Veteran Chase Utley

Now, you need to complete the statline that you will be given once you acquire 83 Impact Veteran Utley. Once you complete the statline, you will get another 15 percent in the program. Running Total: 60

5. 3 and 4 Program Souvenirs

These programs will give you 5 percent each, but they have not been released into the game yet. Once they are you will see the requirements for each of those programs. Running Total: 70

6. Exchange Second Basemen

You now will have to exchange 35k value of live series second basemen. Remember that once you exchange the cards, you cannot get them back. This will give you another 5 percent. Running Total: 75

7. Jersey Exchange

Now, you need to exchange 4k value of Dodgers and Phillies jerseys since those are the teams he played for. You will have to buy some jerseys more than once. This gives you another 5 percent. Running Total: 80

8. Hat Exchange

Much like the jersey exchange, you will have to trade in Dodgers and Phillies hats. You will have to buy some more than once, but you only need 1k exchange value. This gives you 5 more percent. Running Total: 85

9. 90 Overall All-Star Chase Utley in MLB The Show 18

Finally, you will have to complete the stats that you are given once you acquire the 90 overall Utley. Once you complete these stats, you will have completed the program and will be able to put the program souvenir into the Immortals Jackie Robinson program. Running Total: 100

 

MLB The Show 18 Career Arcs: Billy Williams

MLB The Show

Welcome to a new series where we are going to be going over some of the missions that you will want to complete if you want to get some of the best cards in MLB The Show 18 Diamond Dynasty.

Today we will start to go over one of the Career Arcs, which are important missions because you need to complete these to unlock the Immortals, which are some of the best cards in the game. There are 11 Career Arcs in MLB The Show 18, and I will have a separate post on how to get each of them. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. All of my MLB The Show posts will be found here. To purchase MLB The Show 18, please click below:

MLB The Show: Billy Williams

The Billy Williams Career Arc card will go into the Babe Ruth Immortals card. Here is how you can complete the program.

1. Left Fielder Missions

You will have to complete the Seth Smith, Ryan Raburn, and Chris Heisey. I couldn’t find the missions you need to do to complete those programs, but you can find them in the game by scrolling down to left fielders. These 3 programs will give you a total of 15 percent completion of the mission. Running percent: 15

2. 76 Impact Veteran Billy Williams

Next, once you do those minor programs, you will need to acquire 76 overall Impact Veteran Billy Williams, which you can get from the program once you get 15 percent. You will need to complete the mission with that card, which will be a certain stat line. You will not know what stats you need to achieve until you acquire the 76 overall card, so make sure you get that card right away. Completing the stats will get you another 10 percent of the mission complete. Running Percent: 25

3. Trade in Left Fielders

Next, you need to trade in 35k value of left fielders. Make sure you don’t get rid of any really good cards, like gold or diamonds, because you are pretty much trading them away for points. Getting the 35k exchange value will give you another 5 percent in the program. Running Percent: 30

4. Legend Left Fielders

After that, you will need to get 10 home runs with Legend left fielders in any Diamond Dynasty mode except casual, play with friends, and extra innings. This is a big part of the mission because it gives you 25 percent. I would suggest going into a ranked seasons game and using 3 left fielders in the outfield because your home runs will count with every one of these players. Running Percent: 55

5. 82 Hardware Billy Williams

Now that you have 50 percent or higher in the program, you can acquire the 82 Billy Williams card. There will be a certain stat line you have to achieve with this card. Once again, until you get this card, you don’t know what stats you need with it. So get this card quickly. This will give you 25 percent more in the program. Running Percent: 80

6. Exchange Jerseys

Like the left fielder exchange, you will need to get a lot of jerseys to trade in that you will not get back. You need 4k jersey value, but you can only get Cubs and Athletics jerseys since those are the teams for which Williams played. So you will have to buy some of the jerseys more than once. This will give you another 5 percent in the program. Running Percent: 85

7. Exchange Hats

Much like the last step, you will need to get hats from the Cubs and Athletics, and this time you only need 1k value of these hats. This will give you another 5 percent. Running Percent: 90

8. 90 All-Star Billy Williams

Now you have the 90 Billy Williams, but there is still one more step. You need to do the statline that shows up once you acquire the 90 overall card, and then you will complete the entire program. Now you can put the Bily Williams program souvenir into the Babe Ruth Immortals program. Running Percent: 100

 

I hope this guide for getting the Billy Williams program done in MLB The Show helped you. If you have any suggestions for me making these guides easier, feel free to comment below.

 

Detroit Tigers History Part 6: 1951-1960

Detroit Tigers History

Welcome back finally to the History of the Tigers series. I’m sorry that I stopped posting this back in September but now I am going to finish it before the MLB Season starts. This post will focus on the Detroit Tigers history from 1951-1960. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. To see all of the Detroit Tigers history posts, click here.

Detroit Tigers History 1951-1954: Tough Years

In 1951, the Tigers finished 8 games under .500, a huge change from the 95 win team of 1950. They did not change any staff besides adding Paul Williams to the radio booth along Ty Tyson. The Tigers also hosted the All-Star game, as it was the City of Detroit’s 250th birthday in 1951. George Kell was their best hitter with a .319 average, 2 homers, 59 RBI and 36 doubles. Fred Hutchinson was their top pitcher with a 10-10 record and a 3.68 ERA.

In 1952, the had the second-worst season in team history with a record of 50-104. Walter Briggs Jr. became the owner of the team after his dad died in January before the regular season started. Charlie Gehringer became the GM of the team, and Fred Hutchinson, a player, took over for Red Rolfe in July. These were clearly not the best times for the Tigers. Van Patrick became the TV and radio commentator. Walt Dropo may have only hit .279, but he was clearly the best power hitter on the team with 23 homers and 70 RBI. And Hal Newhowser was their best pitcher with a 9-9 record and 3.74 ERA. Virgil Trucks threw 2 no-hitters but had a horrendous 5-19 record.

1953 was another rough one for the Tigers. They went 60-94, 6th in the American League. Dizzy Trout joined the radio booth with Van Patrick. Ray Boone was the top hitter with a .312 average, 22 homers and 93 RBI. Ned Garver was their best pitcher with an 11-11 record and 4.45 ERA. Al Kaline started his career this season, only appearing in 30 games and hitting .250.

1954 was yet another hard season for the Tigers, but every year since 1951 they were making slight progress. The team went 68-86 and hired Muddy Ruel as their new GM. Harvey Kuenn was the team’s top hitter with a .306 average, 5 homers and 48 RBI. Steve Gromek was their top pitcher with an 18-16 record and 2.74 ERA. Following Al Kaline more, he hit .276 with 4 homers and 43 RBI.

Detroit Tigers History 1955-1960

In 1955, the Tigers finally got back to a winning record, going 79-75. This was Buck Harris’s first year as the manager of the team, and he proved to be better than Frank Hutchinson. Al Kaline had his breakout season, hitting .340 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI. Steve Gromek led the way pitching with a 13-10 record and a 3.98 ERA. The Tigers were finally starting to look like a team that could compete for titles, and they had found their star player.

1956 was another good year for the Tigers, but they still did not have enough power to beat the Yankees. Fred Knorr and John Fetzer joined Walter Briggs Jr. in owning the team. They finished 5th, with an 82-72 record. Harvey Kuenn was the top hitter on the team with a .332 average, 12 homers and 88 RBI. Frank Lary was their best pitcher with a 21-13 record and 3.15 ERA.

In 1957, Walter Briggs Jr. and John McHale became GM’s of the team. Briggs no longer was a part owner of the team. Jack Tighe also became the manager. They finished 78-76, good for 4th in the AL. Al Kaline hit .295 with 23 homers and 90 RBI, while Jim Bunning went 20-8 with a 2.69 ERA.

1958 was a year in which the Tigers finished exactly at .500, with a 77-77 record, 5th in the AL. Bill Norman took over as manager mid-season for Jack Tighe, and Walter Briggs Jr. was no longer a GM with John McHale.  Al Kaline batted .313 with 16 homers and 85 RBI. Leading the pitchers was Frank Lary with a 16-15 record and 2.90 ERA.

In 1959, the Tigers started 2-15 and fired Bill Norman on May 2. Jimmy Dykes took over as the new manager, and he helped the team recover to a 76-78 record, 4th in the AL. Rick Ferrell and Bill DeWitt took over the GM spot. Al Kaline batted .327 with 27 homers and 94 RBI, and Don Mossi went 17-9 with a 3.36 ERA.

We finish this post in 1960. Bill DeWitt was now the only owner on the team, and as a result of a trade and travel issues, the Tigers had 3 managers in one year. On August 3rd, the Tigers traded Jimmy Dykes, their manager, to the Cleveland Indians for Joe Gordon! Billy Hitchcock, the third manager the Tigers had that season, was their interim manager for 1 game after the trade of managers happened because Joe Gordon had not yet arrived yet. The 1960s ended on a high note, however, as Ernie Harwell joined the radio booth, and we know how great he became. The Tigers went 71-83, 6th in the AL. Norm Cash was their best hitter with a .286 average, 18 homers, and 63 RBI. And Frank Lary led the pitching with a 15-15 record and 3.51 ERA.

Thanks for reading this History of the Tigers post and I hope you read the next one next Friday!

Gerrit Cole to the Astros Could Make the AL A Crazy League In 2018

Gerrit Cole, formerly on the Pirates, was traded to the already stacked rotation of the Houston Astros. Cole will join Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers for next season. The Pirates got 4 players in return, but none of them are big names like Cole. This could make the American League interesting, as the loaded bats the Yankees have, with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo   Stanton, and Didi Gregorius could end up facing the Astros in the ALCS once again. I don’t know who I would pick yet, but I will have an MLB predictions article coming out before the season starts, and possibly another article about offseason changes such as coaching, free agents, and trades.  I will also be bringing back Tigers week in review, and I will try my best to stay updated every week. If you enjoyed this short article, like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here.

The Stephen Piscotty Trade That Isn’t All About Baseball

On Thursday, the Cardinals shipped right fielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland A’s for 2 minor leaguers. The deal wasn’t only made because the Cardinals wanted prospects, but also so Piscotty could play closer to his mom, who was diagnosed with ALS in May. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Piscotty grew up in California and went to Stanford for college. He missed some time last season after his mom was diagnosed. In days leading up to the trade, there had been reports of him being shipped to either the A’s or Giants.

He said, “The thought of playing at home is a dream, and to be close to my mom and family is priceless.”

Piscotty has 38 home runs, 163 RBI’s, and a .262 average. But the trade is not just about how good he is, but about how he will now be able to spend more time with his family.

MLB The Show 18 Wishlist

MLB The Show 18 will be the next installment in the MLB The Show series. It will be released on March 27, 2018, for the PS4. Today we are going to be looking at some of the things I want to see in the next MLB game. Make sure to like my facebook here and follow my Twitter here. Thank you.

Stadium Builder

In some games, the littlest things can be what makes them good. This is often the case for sports games. In NBA2k, you can create a stadium with community uploads on the court, change the seats, and put text on your court. This would be a great thing for MLB to add to Diamond Dynasty, where you can customize both the stadium’s seats and sights, and the field. They could also add a community upload system so you can put images on your field and jerseys.

FIxed Gameplay

One of the reasons MLB The Show gets stale to play and boring within little time playing is because of the glitches and scripting in gameplay. Whether its a dropped fly ball, a missed grounder, or the catcher missing the ball, there are plenty of ways that you can blow a game without doing anything wrong. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) needs to rethink some of their animations and mechanics, even though they did a lot of rethinking to these things last year. The game will be so much more enjoyable if the animations are fair and smooth.

More Pack Choice In the Store

MLB The Show 17 has not offered many different packs that you can buy all the time. While they have some packs that are released and available for a limited time, they only have one pack that is permanently in the store, which is the standard pack and is not very good, usually giving you nothing better than a silver (80-84) player. If there were more expensive packs always around in the store that gave better items, I would consider opening more packs. Another idea would be guaranteed packs, like packs that guarantee a gold player, or special series like a flashback. Even if these packs cost more stubs, they would make opening packs more worth it.

Pack Rewards

Something to go with the idea of more packs is a system that would reward you based on the number of packs you open. Whether you get rewarded by reaching a certain number of opened packs, or monthly rewards with different tiers, this would be a great thing to add that would once again make opening packs more worth the while.

3 Inning Ranked Seasons

And finally, shorter Ranked Seasons games. Ranked Seasons was the new mode in MLB The Show 17 where you played 9 inning games and your rating went up or down based on if you won or lost, and got rewards based on your rating at the end of each season. But the 9 inning games drag sometimes, so 3 inning games would make the games more interesting and make every play crucial.

Thank you for reading this article and if you enjoyed, stay tuned for more news about MLB The Show, other video games, and sports news.

History of the Tigers 5: 1941-1950. A Second Title!

Today will be the fifth post in the History of the Tigers series, and we will be looking at the years 1941-1950. To stay updated on new posts and sports news, follow my Twitter, and like my Facebook page.

1941-1943

In 1941, the Tigers finished tied for 4th in the AL, and they were 26 games behind the first place Yankees. Barney McCosky was their best hitter, with a .324 average, 3 home runs and 55 RBI’s. Their best pitcher was Al Benton, with a record of 15-6 and 2.97 ERA. At the end of the 1942 season, the Tigers were 5th, with a record 8 games under the .500 mark. Once again the Yankees won the AL. Barney McCosky hit .293 with 7 home runs and 50 RBI’s, and Virgil Trucks had a record of 14-8 and a 2.74 ERA. In the 1943 season, the Tiger hired Steve O’Neill as their manager. They finished 5th again, but this time they were 2 games over .500. The Yankees won the AL again. Dick Wakefield hit .316 with 7 homers and 79 RBI’s, while Tommy Bridges had a record of 12-7 and a 2.39 ERA.

1944-1945

In 1944 the Tigers finished 2nd in the AL, just one game behind the St. Louis Browns. They finished with a record of 88-66. Their best hitter was Dick Wakefield, with an average of .355, 12 homers, and 55 RBI’s. Pitching was led by Hal Newhouser, with a 29-9 record and a 2.22 ERA. He was named the American League MVP.

In 1945, the Tigers won their 2nd World Series title! They beat the Chicago Cubs in 7 games to claim the championship. Roy Collinbine lead the team in hitting with a .277 average, 18 homers and 93 RBI’s.  In the pitching category, Hal Newhouser was amazing again, with a 25-9 record and a 1.81 ERA, winning his second consecutive MVP.

1946-1948

In 1946, the Tigers had a great record, they just didn’t win the pennant because the Boston Red Sox had an amazing season. The Tigers finished with a record of 92-62, but they were still 12 games behind the Red Sox. Hank Greenberg returned to the Tigers in 1945 after World War II service, and in 1946 he had a power season. He hit .277 with 44 home runs and 127 RBI’s. Hal Newhouser pitched well again, with a 26-9 record and a 1.94 ERA. In 1947, the Tigers had another winning season, but they were still 12 games behind the Yankees. They were on local television for the first time, on WWDT with Harry Heilmann, Ty Tyson, and Paul Wilson. George Kell hit .320 5 home runs and 93 RBI’s. Hal Newhouser had a 17-17 record and a 2.87 ERA. The next season, the Tigers fell all the way to 5th place in the AL.  They changed their TV station to WWJ, but they had the same commentators. They were 78-76, and 18.5 games behind the Indians. Hoot Evers had a .314 average, 10 home runs and 103 RBI’s. On the pitching side, Hal Newhouser had a 21-12 record and a 3.01 ERA.

1949-1950

In the second to last season of this post, the Tiger finished fourth. They hired Red Rolfe to be their new manager. They were 20 games over .500 and 10 games behind the pennant winning Yankees. Vic Wertz had a .304 average 20 home runs and 133 RBI’s. Hal Newhouser once again was the Tigers best pitcher, with an 18-11 record and a 3.36 ERA. In the final season of this post, the Tigers were close to winning the AL season all year, but they ended up finishing three games behind the championship winning Yankees. George Kell was the best hitter again, with a .340 average 8 home runs and 101 RBI’s, and Fred Hutchinson had a 17-8 record and a 3.96 ERA.

Thank you for reading the 5th part of this History of the Tigers series and make sure to read the next post next Friday, covering the years 1951-1960!