Tigers manager Sparky Anderson surprised Selleck during the April 3 contest, calling on him to pinch-hit in the seventh inning. So Selleck stepped into the batter’s box, bad hamstring from the day before and all, in the eighth against right-hander Tim Layana, who himself had a 3.49 ERA out of the bullpen the year before for the World Series champions.
It's not quite the shocking change as when the Detroit Tigers moved from venerable Tiger Stadium to new Comerica Park, but change nonetheless is coming to baseball in Battle Creek this summer. The Battle Creek Battle Jacks announced Monday a naming rights deal with Marshall Community Credit Union
Former Kalamazoo radio announcer Harry Caray's great-grandsons, identical twins Chris and Stefan Caray are calling play by play for the Double A Amarillo Sod Poodles (yes, that's really the team's name.) The Sod Poodles are an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.