Don Wert was the classic "no bat, great glove" third baseman for the Tigers. With a lifetime batting average .242, his defensive skills allowed him to spend nine years in the majors; eight of those with Detroit. Despite his hitting, he was selected as Tiger of the Year in 1965, and was selected to the A.L. All Star team in 1968. Wert is a long-time friend of the autograph collector. This member of the 1968 world championship team has always been a willing signer through the mail, making him a fan favorite.
Thoughts and findings of a lifetime Detroit Tigers fan and collector