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Brandon Inge recalls 2001 conversation with Steve Yzerman

Posted: 7:05 PM, Aug 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-07 19:05:19-04

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich -- In another edition of Tigers Wednesdays at Fifth-Third Ballpark, former Tiger catcher and third baseman, Brandon Inge was in attendance. Inge played for the Whitecaps in the 1999 season before cracking the Tigers roster in 2001.

"The way I was raised was full speed all the time no matter what," Inge said on how he was successful, "do things to help out your team, that's the way I was raised."

Inge quickly became one of the most popular Tigers on the roster and is still beloved by fans, Inge thanks former Red Wings captain, Steve Yzerman for a lot of that popularity."

"We had an event there with some of the Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers and I'll never forget this but Steve Yzerman pulled me aside and said, 'listen, if you play this game the right way in Detroit, people will absolutely love you until the day you die.'"