The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs

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After winning the 1968 World Series, the Detroit Tigers looked to be sliding their way into obscurity. Though they still had some marquee players, including Kaline, Cash, Lolich and Freehan, the dynastic Baltimore Orioles seemed to have passed them by. But then in a move that seemed to stoke the competitive fires of the team, Detroit hired manager Billy Martin, the star second baseman on Yankees teams that won five World Series and whose managerial debut in 1969 ended in the league championship series. Told against the ...

The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs 2010, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786448203

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