Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Tigers’

Average Distance From Majors To Affiliates: American League Central

Cleveland Indians (average: 501 miles)
Cleveland to…
…Columbus Clippers (AAA): 143 miles
…Akron Aeros (AA): 39 miles
…Kinston Indians (A): 650 miles
…Lake County Captains (A): 19 miles
…Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A): 72 miles
…GCL Indians (Rookie): 2,081 miles

Detroit Tigers (average: 572 miles)
Detroit to…
…Toledo Mudhens (AAA): 58 miles
…Erie Seawolves (AA): 270 miles
…Lakeland Tigers (A): 1,177 miles
…West Michigan Whitecaps (A): 165 miles
…Oneonta Tigers (A): 586 miles
…GCL Tigers (Rookie): 1,177 miles

Kansas City Royals (average: 756 miles)
Kansas City to…
…Omaha Royals (AAA): 184 miles
…Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA): 227 miles
…Wilmington Blue Rocks (A): 1,119 miles
…Burlington Bees (A): 300 miles
…Surprise Royals (A): 1,258 miles
…Burlington Royals (A): 1,018 miles
…Idaho Falls Chukars (Rookie): 1,183 miles

Chicago White Sox (average: 833 miles)
Chicago to…
…Charlotte Knights (AAA): 778 miles
…Birmingham Barons (AA): 662 miles
…Winston-Salem Dash (A): 758 miles
…Kannapolis Intimidators (A): 799 miles
…Bristol White Sox (Rookie): 623 miles
…Great Falls Voyagers (Rookie): 1,377 miles

Minnesota Twins (average: 1,172 miles)
Minneapolis to…
…Rochester Redwings (AAA): 1,010 miles
…New Britain Rock Cats (AA): 1,291 miles
…Fort Meyers Miracle (A): 1,690 miles
…Beloit Snappers (A): 316 miles
…Elizabethton Twins (Rookie): 1,034 miles
…GCL Twins (Rookie): 1,690 miles

“I now have a favorite Tiger”

When I was in junior high school, the coolest speaker we ever had was a guy who had either climbed or attempted to climb either Mount Kilimanjaro or K2 a few years before. I think there was a movie based on his adventures – possibly “K2” – but can’t be sure. As you can tell, it wasn’t the most memorable experience of my life.

I hope the kids at Riverside Middle School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, were a bit more inspired by the special guest speaker they were surprised with on Tuesday: Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Granderson was in the area for a rehab stint with the local minor league club, the West Michigan Whitecaps, and apparently chose to make himself available to any public schools that were interested in having him speak for a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon. His Riverside talk centered around the importance of teachers, education, and teamwork. Granderson’s parents and sister are teachers.

I like what Dave Murray, the writer of the story for The Grand Rapids Press, had to say on his personal blog, Mets Guy in Michigan: “I now have a favorite Tiger.” This wasn’t something Granderson HAD to do with his free time, but it’s great that he chose to utilize his fame to touch a number of young lives.