Sport: The Tigers Lying in Wait

From beginning to end, Detroit dominates the American League

Sparky Anderson's "most special team," the American League champion Tigers, led the Kansas City Royals from beginning to end in a playoff reflecting the stunning baseball season in Detroit. Their 107th victory left the Tigers in the position of much of the country, caught up in the exquisite misery of the Chicago Cubs, if less out of sentiment than self-interest. By the grace of stadium lights and glory of television cameras, a Cubs conquest in the fifth game of the National League playoff stood to gain Detroit an extra home date in the...

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