Team 72: The 1926 Tigers

Posted: 15th December 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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THE 1926 TIGERS Year: 1926 Record: 79-75 Win Percentage: .513 Win Percentage Change: -13 Run Differential: -37 Pythagorean Record: 74-80 AL Finish: sixth of eight Manager: Ty Cobb Best Transaction: The Tigers signed two Hall of Famers prior to the 1926 season: Carl Hubbell and Rick Ferrell.  Neither player made any sort of dent with the Tigers, but it’s pretty cool that the organization spotted both players in the same off-season. Worst Transaction: Getting rid of Ty Cobb which allowed him to play on a team other than the Tigers.  In the Tigers defense, they didn’t have much of a choice in this matter.  Cobb was in the middle of a gambling investigation and baseball was only a few years removed from the Black Sox scandal.  The league was sh ...

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