Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Game 1 hoopla: Mickey Lolich to throw out first pitch

Donut Hole Closer!

iw

One of the Tigers greatest postseason heroes, Mickey Lolich, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday’s Game 1 against the A’s at Comerica Park.

Tony Lucca, a Metro Detroit native and Season 2 runner-up on NBC’s “The Voice,” will sing the national anthem.

All fans in attendance will receive a Tigers rally towel.

Lolich, 72, won three games in the 1968 World Series as the Tigers beat the Cardinals in seven games to claim the franchise’s third world championship.

Repoz Posted: October 06, 2012 at 01:36 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: October 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4256875)
Mickey looks to be in better shape than he was for most of his career.
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 06, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4256880)
Wow, he's lost a LOT of weight.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4256992)
They don't allow Denny McLain to do this sort of thing, do they? That would seem beyond the pale.
   4. Bruce Markusen Posted: October 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4257000)
Mickey's definitely off the donuts.

As for McLain, just make sure to keep him and Lolich separated. They still don't like each other.
   5. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4257018)
One of my earliest baseball memories is watching Mickey in that World Series. It made me a Tigers fan, and I was loyal for many years after, even though I lived on the west coast much of that time. It makes me slightly torn in the A's series, but only slightly. BALFOUR RAGE!
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4257023)
As for McLain, just make sure to keep him and Lolich separated. They still don't like each other.


OTOH, this news elevates my opinion of Mickey considerably.

   7. valuearbitrageur Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4257092)
As for McLain, just make sure to keep him and Lolich separated. They still don't like each other.


How big is the group of people who like Denny McLain nowadays, anyhow?
   8. Bruce Markusen Posted: October 06, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4257249)
Denny McLain can actually be very personable, a charmer to so to speak, but in my own case, he sent me a rather unpleasant e-mail after I wrote a favorable article about Eddie Brinkman, the man for whom McLain was once traded. Denny felt that I was overrating Brinkman, and in the process, denigrating McLain's value to the Senators.

That trade netted the Tigers Brinkman and Aurelio Rodriguez, who formed a very good left side of the infield and helped Detroit win the AL East in 1972. In contrast, McLain did little for Washington, other than sell a few tickets at RFK Stadium.
   9. something like a train wreck Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4257410)
McLain has a very appealing personality. Ted Bundy would be his closest comp.
   10. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4257433)
Nice form for a 72-year-old. Heck, nice form period.
   11. Morty Causa Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4257630)
What was it with the Detroit organization--was it on this secret holy mission to see how many first-rate pitchers they could destroy? McClain, Lollich (376 innings!Followed by three years of over 300, preceded by two years of almost 300), then a few years later Fidrych. Any others?
   12. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4257654)
In contrast, McLain did little for Washington, other than sell a few tickets at RFK Stadium.


He did crack the big "20" number there, though. Losses, not wins, unfortunately.

Lolich looks good out there. Good for him. He wouldn't have been at the top of the list of 1960s guys you expected to see out there, throwing out the first pitch and looking fit, in 2012.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems
(793 - 3:43am, Feb 10)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogThe Private World Of The Negro Ballplayer
(25 - 1:50am, Feb 10)
Last: ptodd

NewsblogDiamondbacks, A.J. Pollock Agree To Two-Year Extension - MLB Trade Rumors
(2 - 1:49am, Feb 10)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogThe Uncertain Timetable for Cord-Cutting in Baseball's Future
(4 - 1:33am, Feb 10)
Last: pthomas

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(469 - 1:19am, Feb 10)
Last: Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted

NewsblogMLB's top five smartest offseason moves | MLB.com
(23 - 12:46am, Feb 10)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogStick to Sports? NEVER! The Intersectionalist Manifesto – HardballTalk
(220 - 12:19am, Feb 10)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogCops: [Delmon Young] chokes, threatens to kill valet, unleashes slur-filled tirade
(68 - 11:57pm, Feb 09)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogThe Crack in the Defensive Spectrum
(18 - 11:12pm, Feb 09)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogKevin Maitan is Braves' primary target, compared to Chipper | www.myajc.com
(18 - 10:52pm, Feb 09)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(353 - 9:43pm, Feb 09)
Last: DJS, the Digital Dandy

NewsblogOT: 2016 NFL Playoffs Thread
(2292 - 8:22pm, Feb 09)
Last: 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people

NewsblogBlue Jays agree to two-year deal with Donaldson
(13 - 6:44pm, Feb 09)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(86 - 5:27pm, Feb 09)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-9-2016
(12 - 2:57pm, Feb 09)
Last: Der-K eats all pumpkin everything

Page rendered in 0.1556 seconds
49 querie(s) executed