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This Week In Baseball History

Aug 15, 2018

The deal the Tigers made for Doyle Alexander, 31 weeks ago this week, cost them a future Hall of Famer in John Smoltz and has been subject to a lot of revisionist criticism. Nevertheless, it was one of the few trades that works out exactly as intended by both sides, and propelled the Tigers to the AL East title. Mike and Bill look back at that trade, as well as the career of Doyle Alexander, the quintessential journeyman veteran starter. Also, happy birthday to Harlond Clift and Mudcat Grant!