Lions and Tigers and Red Wings, Oh My!

Michigan is lucky to be home to many successful sports teams - both professional and collegiate. The Detroit Tigers, Red WIngs, Lions, and Pistons are all among the longest running franchises in their sports and have won several championships between them. In fact, in 1935, Detroit was nicknamed the City of Champions when the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won the first championships in their respective sport that year. In addition, boxer and local hero Joe Louis was named the "Most Outstanding Athlete of 1935." The University of Michigan, and Michigan State University both have a long tradition of winning teams in several sports as well. And celebrated sports figures like Steve Yzerman, Gordie Howe, Al Kaline, Hal Newhouser, Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, Barry Sanders, and Mark Fidyrich have all played for the home team over the years. All in all, Michiganders have alot to be proud of when it comes to their favorite sports teams!

 

 

Paper Lion by George Plimpton

 

 

 

 

100 things Lions fans should know & do before they die by Paula Pasche

 

 

 

 

The glory years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950 by William M. Anderson ; with a foreword by Dan Dickerson

 

The Corner: a century of memories at Michigan and Trumbull by Richard Bak, Charlie Vincent and the Free Press staff

 

The Detroit Tigers: a pictorial celebration of the greatest players and moments in Tigers history by William M. Anderson ; with a foreword by David Dombrowski

 

The 1945 Detroit Tigers: nine old men and one young left arm win it all by Burge Carmon Smith

 

 

 

 

The Tigers of '68: baseball's last real champions by George Cantor

 

 

 

 

Summer of '68: the season that changed baseball— and America— forever by Tim Wendel

 

 

 

 

 

Forever Hockeytown!: how the 2008 Red Wings reclaimed the Stanley Cup by editor, Mark Francescutti

 

 

 

 

The gods of Olympia Stadium: legends of the Detroit Red Wings by Richard Kincaide

 

 

 

 

The winged wheel: a half-century of the Detroit Red Wings in photographs by Rob Simpson

 

 

 

 

The road to Hockeytown: Jimmy Devellano's forty years in the NHL by Jimmy Devellano & Roger Lajoie

 

 

 

 

Blood feud: Detroit Red Wings v. Colorado Avalanche, the inside story of pro sports' nastiest and best rivalry of its era by Adrian Dater

 

Bad Boys by Isiah Thomas with Matt Dobek

 

 

 

 

 

Tales from the Detroit Pistons locker room: a collection of the greatest Pistons stories ever told by Perry A. Farrell ; with reflections from Rick Mahorn and Joe Dumars

 

I remember Bo: memories of Michigan's legendary coach by George Cantor

 

 

 

 

Tales from Michigan Stadium by Jim Brandstatter

 

 

 

 

Stadium stories: Michigan State Spartans by Joe Rexrode

 

 

 

 

Magic moments: a century of Spartan basketball by Jack Ebling and John Farina

 

 

 

 

Michigan State football: they are Spartans by Steve Grinczel

 

 

 

War as they knew it: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a time of unrest by Michael Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

 

My last fight: the true story of a hockey rock star by Darren McCarty, with Kevin Allen

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