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Two new books, including one by Mickey Lolich, celebrate 1968 Tigers

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
Two new books celebrate the Tigers' 1968 World Series championship.

Can't get enough of the 1968 Detroit Tigers?

Well, then, you're in luck.

There are two new books chronicling that "Sock it to 'em" season by the Tigers, who won the franchise's third World Series championship in seven games against the St. Louis Cardinals.

One is "Joy in Tigertown," co-written by World Series hero Mickey Lolich — he famously threw three complete games in the 1968 Fall Classic — and Tom Gage, the Hall-of-Fame baseball writer who covered the Tigers for The Detroit News.

It's Gage's third book since he left The News in 2015, who wrote "The Big 50," as well as "3," the Tigers' commemorative book on Hall-of-Famer Alan Trammell.

The other book is "An October to Remember," an oral history of the 1968 Tigers, as told by the men, on both teams, who lived it. That's the first book written by Brendan J. Donley, a Chicago-based writer.

The Tigers paid tribute to the 1968 Tigers in an extravagant ceremony before Saturday's game, and will conclude the weekend celebration Sunday at Comerica Park.

More than a dozen players from the 1968 Tigers team have been in town this weekend for the 50th-anniversary reunion.