Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dick McAuliffe,R. I. P.

Dick McAuliffe, from 1968 champion Detroit Tigers, dies at 76: Dick McAuliffe, an infielder for the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers, died on Friday. He was 76. The Tigers confirmed McAuliffe’s passing and held a moment of silence before Monday’s game for him and former first-round pick John Young. A three-time All-Star, McAuliffe was known for his unique batting stance and 1968 fight with Tommy John.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Jeff Meyerson said...

I've always been a Yankee fan, of course, but the Tigers were my second favorite American League team, and I was a huge rooter for them in 1968. I celebrated when they beat the hated (by me) Cardinals.


August West said...

I'm a Tiger fan and the 68' team has a powerful fondness to me. (As a kid I use to listen to the games on WJR Detroit in the basement of my parent's Buffalo home on my Dad's old tube Zenith radio) Dick McAuliffe was the "Charlie Hustle" for the team and I always envisioned him coming to bat with that open stance.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Never batted for a high average but was good in the clutch. Saw the Tigers a lot in 68. They had $.50 bleacher seats back then.

Kent Morgan said...

Next to Storming Norman Cash, he was my favourite Tiger of that era. Have a book about that season that I will have to dig out.