Daniel Norris Returns To Player Pool

Daniel Norris Returns To Player Pool The Tigers announced today that lefty Daniel Norris has been cleared to return to the team’s 60-man player pool. He had been recovering from COVID-19 and awaiting consecutive negative tests. It’s good to see Norris already clear of infection and ready to return to action. The timing is such that…

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1977 and the Hirsute Hardball Hero

1977 and the Hirsute Hardball Hero Nothing captured the zeitgeist of the late 1970s better than the mustache—an exceedingly visible symbol of assertive manliness. No collection of cardboard depicted our hirsute hardball heroes better than the 1977 Topps set. My first flashes of baseball consciousness were as a kindergartener in 1977. My earliest memory of…

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FanGraphs Prep: Is Context King?

FanGraphs Prep: Is Context King? This is the eighth in a series of baseball-themed lessons we’re calling FanGraphs Prep. In light of so many parents suddenly having their school-aged kids learning from home, we hope that these units offer a thoughtfully designed, baseball-themed supplement to the schoolwork your student might already be doing. The previous…

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