Ronald Reagan was in the midst of his second term as president. The Pistons were still having ghoulish nightmares about Isiah ThomasÆs pass to Larry Bird in the Eastern Conference Finals. Steve Yzerman has just completed his first season as a boy captain. Darryl Rogers hadnÆt started wondering about what it took to get fired around here. That was the political and sports landscape, nationally and around Detroit, when the Blue JaysÆ Garth Iorg tapped one back to Frank Tanana, who underhanded the ball to first baseman Darrell Evans, clinching the TigersÆ last divisional title. It was October 4, 1987ù22 years ago this Sunday. The Gregorian calendar is the exact same in 2009 as it was in æ87, the last time the Tigers were division champs. So maybe thatÆs a good omen. It would have been ...
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