The Tigers sold John McDonald to back to the Blue Jays just a week after they sent the Jays cash when they purchased him last year. McDonald played a lot of shortstop when Carlos Guillen was on the shelf.
This week, I’m going to take yet another look at the 35-5 start that the Tigers had, putting it in a perspective that I’ve never seen before. I’m going to pick a few of the all time great teams and compare when all of these teams were first 30 games above .500. I got the idea when I was helping the Tom Seaver Fan Club with some preliminary work for his 1986 Mets diary (and I saw when they were first 30 games above .500). I’ll be looking to wrap things up Wednesday, but I just got back in from out of town, so my schedule is going to be a little weird the next couple of days as I get caught up.
I’m also looking to get my first Detroit Tigers season lookbacks. If you want to check out the format, I’ll be following what Black Sox Blog has been doing for their White Sox Teams. Here’s a link to the 1901 White Sox season lookback.