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Jack Tighe

Born: Sept. 1, 1913 in Kearny, NJ 
Died: Aug. 1, 2002
Debut: 1957 | Pos: Manager


Jack Tighe, the manager of the Detroit Tigers in 1957and 1958, died Aug. 1, 2002 at the age of 88.

In all, he spent 52 years in baseball including serving as the Detroit manager in 1957 when the team finished fourth with a 78-76 record. In 1958, the Tigers started out 21-28 and were in fifth place when he was fired and replaced by Bill Norman. Tighe's major league record was a total of 99-104.

In 1968, he was named Minor League Manager of the Year by the Sporting News when his Toledo Mud Hens, a Detroit farm club, won the championship for the International League. He was a full-time employee of the Tigers organization until 1982 and he worked in other capacities for the club until 1990.

Tighe was a minor league catcher with Charleston, West Virginia, in 1936. From 1940-41, he was a player-manager for Muskegon of the Michigan State League. Tighe was inducted into the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Source: Associated Press