At the press conference where Prince was introduced, manager Jim Leyland said that Inge “was not a happy camper.” GM Dave Dombrowski went further: “I can understand he wouldn’t be thrilled, but I also think at this point, probably the best thing for him to do – he’s not coming off a big year, the market is pretty well set – probably the best thing is to let him come to spring training, let him play well and let’s see what happens.” Inge was never very happy in 2012, and he even had a parting shot about playing time the day he was released by the Tigers. I hit the ball hard when I was in there.” He hit .197 in 2011 with little power, and his numbers against right-handed pitching were even more miserable, and then in 2012 he went 2-for-20, yet Inge still thought he should have been given more playing time. Inge was a part of the success in that ’06 campaign.
he got hot in September, and even though the team petered out and lost the division title on the last Sunday of the season, Inge did his part in September.
There were highs and there were lows and there were weird things too.
Here are 10 Inge memories, five to remember and the five more that you’ll probably want to forget. Forget: Inge pouts when Tigers sign Fielder, move Cabrera to third The Tigers shocked the baseball world when they signed free agent first baseman Prince Fielder in January.
Led the conference with 68 runs, five triples and 11 saves as a junior in 1998...
Named a Second-Team All-American by Baseball America in 1998...
It was a liner pulled to left that had the distance, but went just foul. "C'mon over, Scott," he said to Pickens in the clubhouse.