The Detroit Tigers Receive Their 11th Sports Illustrated Cover
On June 17th the Tigers will receive their 11th Sports Illustrated cover. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera will grace the cover of the legendary sporting magazine. The duo are featured as the “Bash Bros – The swing-from-the-heels power and awesomeness of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder – Baseball’s 21st-century version of Mantle and Maris.” Those are some pretty big words guys… Better not let us down this season!
This cover isn’t the first time a Tiger was featured and it certainly won’t be the last time. Check out a timeline of Detroit Tiger covers below. The first SI cover that the Tiger’s took over was from May 14, 1956 featuring Al Kaline and Harvey Kuenn.
May 14, 1956 – Al Kaline and Harvey Kuenn
May 11, 1964 – Al Kaline
June 05, 1967 – Al Kaline
September 23, 1968 – Al Kaline and Denny McLain
February 23, 1970 – Denny McLain
October 19, 1987 – Darrell Evans
July 21, 1999 – Tiger Stadium – A Celebration
August 28, 2006 – Justin Verlander
September 28, 2009 – Comerica Park
September 17, 2011 – Justin Verlander
June 17, 2013 – Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera
What was your favorite cover? Let us know in the comments below!