Detroit Tigers News, Sports News

RON GARDENHIRE NAMED TIGERS MANAGER

DETROIT RED WINGS SIGN GOALTENDER KADEN FULCHER TO ENTRY-LEVEL DEAL, NEW NBA ALL STAR GAME FORMAT, St. Clair Men's Golf Team Makes Division I Cut, 2017 Invictus Games Leave Lasting Legacy for Ontario, DETROIT RED WINGS CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT, St. Clair Men's Golf Team Finishes Fifth, Seniors to be Active, NHL News October 7 2017, NHL Roundup Sunday Oct 8 2017, Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers by the Numbers, NHL Three Stars Week Ending October 8 2017, St. Clair Saints vs Fanshawe Soccer Recap, NHL Roundup October 9 2017, LIONS SIGN FA DATONE JONES AND CARAUN REID, NHL Review for October 10 2017, St. Clair Women's Soccer Defeat Lambton 3-0, LIONS INJURY REPORT OCT 11 2017, NHL Review October 11 2017, Detroit Lions Injury Report Oct 12 2017, NHL Review October 12 2017, NHL Review October 13 2017, NHL Review October 14 2017, NHL REVIEW OCTOBER 15 2017,LIONS vs NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, Ehlers, Matthews, Backstrom NHL Three Stars, New Tecumseh Cycling and Walking Path Opens, Lakeshore Hosts 10th Annual Hocktoberfest, OAKLAND UNIVERSITY RECEIVES FUNDING FOR NCAA FEASIBILITY, John Carvalho, NHL Review Monday October 16 2017, CANADA 2017 WORLD U17, NHL Review October 17 2017, LIONS SIGN FREE AGENTS DE JACQUIES SMITH AND T BRYCE HARRIS, NHL Review Wednesday October 18 2017, Detroit Windsor Tunnel Renovations, St. Clair Saints Soccer Playoff Opponents,NHL Review October 19 2017, RON GARDENHIRE NAMED TIGERS MANAGER, RED WINGS ACQUIRE SCOTT WILSON FROM PITTSBURGH, DETROIT ACQUIRES MATT PUEMPEL FROM NY RANGERS, DETROIT ACQUIRES MATT PUEMPEL FROM NY RANGERS, NHL Review October 21 2017, THE DRIVE 2017, NHL Review Oct 22 2017, NHL Three Stars Oct 22 2017, 2017 World Series Schedule, NHL Review October 23 2017, Women Saints Face Humber in OCAA Championship Qtr Finals, Fratmen Host Hamilton OFC Championship, NHL Review Tuesday October 24 2017, LIONS SIGN MATT PRATER, Opportunities for Youth to Stay Active and Engaged, Detroit Lions Update October 25 2017, NHL Review October 25 2017, Soccer OCAA Award Winners, Women Saints Suffer OCAA Loss, Shane Doan Joins NHL Hockey Operations, NHL Review Thursday October 26 2017, DETROIT LIONS UPDATE OCTOBER 27 2017, Tunnel Bus Bike Rack, NHL Review Friday October 27 2017, NHL Review Saturday October 28 2017, Tavares, Dansk, Pageau NHL Three Stars Oct 29 2017, Windsor AKO Fratmen Win Ontario Conference, DETROIT PISTONS UPDATE OCTOBER 30 2017, NHL Review Monday Oct 30 2017

RON GARDENHIRE NAMED TIGERS MANAGER

The Detroit Tigers today named Ron Gardenhire as the 38th manager in franchise history, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract.

Gardenhire, 59, has 25 years of managing and coaching experience at the Major League level, including 13 seasons as the manager of the Minnesota Twins. Gardenhire joins the Tigers organization after spending the 2017 season as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who captured a National League Wild Card spot and advanced to the National League Division Series.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be named manager of the Detroit Tigers. After managing against the Tigers for so many years, I know first-hand what a great baseball town Detroit is and that the fans here are some of the most passionate in all of sports. I’m truly grateful to Christopher Ilitch and Al Avila for entrusting me to lead the team back to competing for American League Central Division titles and to our ultimate goal of winning a World Series.” – Ron Gardenhire

“We are very excited to introduce Ron Gardenhire as the new manager of the Detroit Tigers,” said Al Avila, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. “After an extensive search, we are confident ‘Gardy’ is the right person to lead our ballclub in our pursuit of World Series championships. Ron has extensive managerial experience at the Major League level and has a proven track record of player development.”

Gardenhire spent 24 seasons on the Major League coaching staff for the Minnesota Twins, including the final 13 as the club’s manager. During his 13-year tenure in Minnesota, Gardenhire posted a 1,068-1,039 record and is one of 10 managers in baseball history to win 1,000-or-more games with a single team. Gardenhire led the Twins to six postseason appearances, including a berth in the 2002 ALCS. He was the first manager in MLB history to guide his team to the postseason in six of his first nine seasons. Gardenhire was named the 2010 BBWAA AL Manager of the Year and finished runner-up for the honor five times.

Prior to joining the Twins coaching staff in 1991, Gardenhire spent three seasons as a manager at the Minor League level, managing Single A Kenosha in 1988 and Double A Orlando in 1989-90. He was named the Southern League Co-Manager of the Year in 1990 by Baseball America.

A sixth round selection by the New York Mets in the 1979 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Gardenhire played five Major League seasons with the Mets, hitting .232 with four home runs and 49 RBI in 285 games.

A native of Butzbach, West Germany, Gardenhire and his wife, Carol, reside in Fort Myers, FL. The couple has three children, Tiffany, Tara and Toby. He will wear jersey #15 for the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers schedule