The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950 by William M. Anderson

Glory Years of the Tigers book review

The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950
by William M. Anderson
Wayne State University Press, 2012
480 pages

As Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and the current Detroit Tigers squad prepares to do battle in the 2012 World Series, there is no better time to look back at the rich history of this franchise. Author William M. Anderson does just that, focusing on three memorable decades in The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950. Anderson divides his history course into six topics: “Spring Training: When Dreams are Entertained,” “Franchise Stars,” “The Supporting Cast,” “Moments of Glory and Notable Games,” “The War Years,” and “The Old Ballpark: Where Legends and Memories Were Made.”

While the biographies of Mickey Cochrane, Goose Goslin, and Hank Greenberg are sure to educate and entertain, the best part of this book is the photographic presentation of days gone by. More than three hundred photos, many coming from the archives of Detroit News, take the reader back to the black-and-white era when the game was simpler, undefiled by wild cards and steroid scandals. Images of Dizzy Trout goofing around with a camera on top of a car, Greenberg connecting for a home run at Crosley Field in the 1940 World Series, Schoolboy Rowe in his Navy duds, and several shots of the stadium inside and out make this book worthy of a spot on any baseball fan’s bookshelf.

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