Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976. He was energetic, unique, and talented. Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977.
The Tigers Home Opener is this coming Friday, April 10th. Even if you don't have tickets to the big game, you can get into the baseball spirit with a hotdog, popcorn, and a family-friendly baseball movie from CPL. Some of my favorites are The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, and Rookie of the Year. Batter Up!
- Aaron, Henry
- Abbott, Jim
- Jim Abbott, by John Rolfe
- Anderson, Sparky
- Sparky Anderson, by Bruce Weber
- Johnny Bench, King of Catchers, by Louis Sabin
- Berg, Morris
Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight
Griffey, Ken, Jr. Ken Griffey, Jr.: A Biography. (JBIO GRIFFEY) by Bill Gutman, 152 pgs.
Jeter, Derek. Derek Jeter: A Biography. (JBIO JETER) by Robert Craig, 114 pgs.