Out of Nowhere
Out of Nowhere

Out of Nowhere

The Detroit Tigers' Magical 2006 Season
By George Cantor


128 Pages, 8.5 x 10.875

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781572439726

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2006)

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Motor City baseball fans haven't rocked this hard since 1984, when the Detroit Tigers went wire to wire behind the talents of Kirk Gibson, Alan Trammell, and a cantankerous, white-haired managed named Sparky. The cast of character has changed, with the likes of Pudge, Magglio, and a new cantankerous manager leading the way, but Jim Leyland's Tigers have all but erased 20-plus years of mediocrity with this incredible 2006 season. The once downtrodden franchise has taken the league by storm, setting its sights on a division title and perhaps even eyeing Motown's first baseball championship since the decade of big hair. Out of Nowhere chronicles the magical season that's been 2006. From spring traing to opening day, the Tigers' amazing climb to the top of the AL Central standings and their late-season pennant push, this lavishly illustrated commemorative book has everything a Detroit baseball fan could want. Written by longtime Detroit sports columnist George Cantor, Out of Nowhere details through words and photographs the best baseball season this city has experienced in more than two decades.

Author Biography

George Cantor has been a writer for Detroit newspapers for more than 40 years. He was on the baseball beat when the Tigers won the 1968 World Series and he chronicled the feats of the 1984 Tigers as a news columnist. Cantor has written more than a dozen books on sports, history, and travel as well as appearing frequently on local radio and television. He was also given the honor of throwing out the first pitch in one of the last games played at historic Tiger Stadium. He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.