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Magglio Ordonez: Pinko Socialist!!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member



    :eek: :eek:
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  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The raging successes of Detroit convinced him.
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  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the important point is, Magglio Ordonez: Hall of Famer?
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    more important still: Magglio Ordonez- number retired by the Tigers?
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Trammell and Whitaker's aren't and won't be; why would Ordonez's?
  6. Oscar Gamble

    Oscar Gamble New Member

    ...and Magglio's career numbers were better in Chicago and he has no chance of having his number retired there either.

  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Just another Venezuelan bleep.

    (That's a quote from Ozzie's first real rant as White Sox manager.)
  8. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    It's a pretty simple rule for the Tigers. Make the Hall of Fame, and they will consider retiring your number. They've done it for Sparky, Kaline, Gehringer, Greenberg, Newhouser and Cobb (he got a statue and a spot on the retired-number wall - the number is obviously blank). They haven't given Magglio's number to anyone yet, but they will. The only number that is currently unavailable is #47. If Morris gets in, they will probably retire it.

    Barring a major catastrophe, #24 is on its last owner, and #35 is probably going up as well.

    The only exception to this rule is #23, which was retired for Willie Horton. He's a unique case because of his lifetime bond with the franchise and the city - he grew up in Detroit, went onto the streets in full uniform in 1967 to try to convince the rioters to stop, and is still part of the organization at the age of 70.
  9. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Last week, when they traded for Iglesias, he got number one. It wasn't a big stink, but it was certainly noted that Iglesias was the first Tiger to wear 1 since Lou Whitaker.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No. 23 is supppsedly 'co-retired' for Horton and Kirk Gibson. Same for No. 11 with Sparky Anderson and Bill Freehan.
  11. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    For years they wouldn't retire anyone's number because it was an honor they couldn't give to Cobb. Hell, didn't they just get around to retiring Newhouser's number a few years ago? I agree that Cabrera is the last Tiger to wear 24 and I think Verlander's will be retired too. Mags is still loved for the walk-off in '06 but I don't know it that is enough to hang up No. 30.
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Is Sam Crawford's number not retired?
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