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  1. In Jerry Lumpe, Al Kaline remembers fondly a great Tigers teammate, great friend

    With all due respect to the great Derek Jeter, this is a story about a Yankees player who was dying. Not retiring. And about the Tigers great who was his friend.

  2. New York's site of sorrow becomes symbol of survival

    He was a fireman, or so I thought. And, dressed like a fireman, he was coming through the gate leading to the rubble that once had been the gleaming World Trade Center. I asked him for a comment. He said he'd speak with me only if I prayed with him first. The fireman was a priest.

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Tom Gage, the Tigers beat writer for The Detroit News, graduated from Grosse Pointe University High School and Washington and Lee. Before joining The News, Tom worked for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in news and sports. Tom plays golf occasionally, and pursues his interest in American history during frequent airport delays.

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