A Biography in 1,000 Players No. 110 Lou Whitaker (Number 12 Second Base)

In 1978 Ralph Houk announce it was going to be his last year with the Tigers before the start of the season. There was a young 2nd baseman age 21 and young shortstop age 20 in the Tiger chain with lots of potential. Ralph Houk said these guys were the future of the organization and needed to get major league experience. This was in his last year with the team. You have to give Houk a lot of credit. Of course, most of you know Lou Whitaker was the second baseman and Alan Trammell was the shortstop. Whitaker played well…

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